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Face Cancer

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

In the fight to figure out how to reduce incidences of cancer, we must not lose sight of people's humanity and their contributions to the world. We must not let cancer steal our headlines.

Life After Gluten and Swedish Fish

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

By the time I made it to the kitchen, three chocolate chip cookies were making their way into my blood stream. Two more teaspoons of sugar disguised as cookies magically appeared in my hands when I sat back into the driver's seat.

Is the Elimination of Sugar the Cure to the Health Problems of the Nation?

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

While reading recent headlines encouraging people to eliminate sugar from their diets, I thought, "Here we go again!" When it comes to the topic of o...

The 5 Most Sugary Cereals

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to cereal choices for kids, we might as well be feeding them dessert. The Environmental Working Group, a public health nonprofit orga...

Why All of Us Should Be Fed Up

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

What does it mean when the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the world's packaged food and drink industry, puts out a defensive press release about a documentary before it is released? I'd say it means they are scared, and, after viewing the new film Fed Up, I can understand why.

Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There's a new documentary out that aims to prove that "everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong." Tha...

7 Food Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Health

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rider

Healthy eating is a hot topic these days, and specific diet regimens are even hotter. But the truth is that that isn't one right way for everyone. Period. What's working for your best friend may or may not work for you.

Fed Up: Sugar and the Thing About Skinny-Fat People, Even You Model Types

Elizabeth Gates | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gates

These days, the conversation is moving away from blaming "fat" people for abusing food and refocusing on the way food is made. The entire country has been on a sugar high for most of our lives, and the body needs a break.

ReThink Review: Fed Up -- It's the Sugar, Stupid

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Fed Up, which is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric, begins much like a horror movie, as a montage of TV news anchors breathlessly describe a lethal affliction infecting millions of Americans across the country, sowing illness and death for increasing numbers of men, women, and children.

What's Worse For Your Brain: Sugar Or Cocaine?

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Think cocaine is bad for your brain? Then you might want to change the way you think about sugar. Eating high-sugar foods lights up your brain on an M...

What Causes Obesity? Top Cardiology Journal Spreads Confusion

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.

FED UP: Cook or Be Cooked

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

This is the movie we have been waiting for. It will change how we think and act forever about this problem. It is a powerful indictment of how the food industry hooks us on addictive processed foods laden with hidden sugars.

Fed Up -- Don't Be Taking Sugar from A Stranger

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Taste
Corinna Clendenen

Since fat was condemned as an ingredient thirty years ago, the food industry has removed the fat and replaced it with sugar, the main culprit in the film

10 Foods You'd Never Guess Have Added Sugar

Elle Penner | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Elle Penner

When it comes to sugar, cupcakes and cookies are obvious diet derailers. The real saboteurs of healthy eating however are sneaky sources of the sweet stuff, which in a day of meals and snacks can add up to serious trouble -- especially if you're among the 25.8 million Americans who suffer from diabetes.

WATCH: 'The Food Industry Hijacked Our Kitchens'

Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sarah Klein Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D., thought Betty Crocker was real. But Betty Crocker and other convenience food products instead symbolize th...

America's Sugar Addiction Threatens Our Identity

Henry M. Zunino | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Henry M. Zunino

If we continue to allow the taste of our food to be homogenized through the use of added sugar, we will not only rob ourselves and future generations of a vast and diverse culinary tradition, but an integral part of our human experience.

The Only Matzo Toffee Recipe You'll Ever Need

Spoon University | Posted 04.15.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

You'll find that with a jar of matzo toffee on the table, it disappears more quickly than you would have imagined.

Dining in Disneyland: Not the Happiest Food on Earth

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Even though my son and I were on vacation, I continued to be a cardiologist, and the truth is, you can't really find a healthy meal at Disneyland, no matter how hard you try. Trust me, because we tried.

This Family Ate No Added Sugar For An Entire Year

Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Inspired by research and writings by prolific food-industry researchers like professor Robert Lustig, M.D., and journalist Michael Moss, Eve Schau...

Teena Is Half Her Size!

Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: T...

Proposed Changes to the FDA's Nutrition Facts Labels -- Will They Help You Eat Better?

Mary Bradley | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Bradley

Nutrition facts labels are important for everyone, not only health nuts or the infirm. Few folks, except those in deep denial or a time capsule since Armstrong's moon landing would dispute that the food you chow today will affect your health tomorrow and in years to come.

Another Dollop of (About, Actually) Butter

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.

UW-Madison Study Actually Shows That Soda Taxes Do Work!

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

How in the world this story got spun into evidence against soda taxes is beyond me.

Now Saturated Fat Is Good for You?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Here's the bottom line: You don't have to limit healthy fat in your diet. What you have to limit are trans fats and sugars. Period. End of story.

Your Sugary Schools

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

I am not a nutrition extremist. I believe in birthday cakes on birthdays, candy on Halloween and dessert on occasion. But much of the good work I do to build healthy eating habits in the home is sabotaged by unhealthy food being given to children everywhere they turn.