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More Health Care vs. More Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may at times think too much. There is no shortage of very intelligent, highly educated people in my academic world. But perhaps there is something seductive about the pursuit of data that causes some in this domain to think that the pursuit of data is itself the objective. It shouldn't be. What most people want is for the data we derive to be applied to some

The Well-Chewed Calorie: Rumination or Ruin?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many of you have doubtless already seen the commentary in the New York Times by my friend and colleague, Dr. David Ludwig, entitled: "Always Hungry? Here's Why." If you have not read the piece, I commend it to you.

Bittman, Butter, and Better Than Back to the Future

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mr. Bittman is absolutely not qualified to assert the health effects of butter based on a recent meta-analysis I rather doubt he read in its somewhat excruciating detail.

Obesity and Oblivion -- Or -- What I've Learned Under General Anesthesia

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I consider it a societal travesty that hyperendemic obesity and the metabolic mayhem that often follows in its wake are treated ever more frequently, in ever younger people, under general anesthesia. Our answer to obesity is, it seems, oblivion.

Move More -- All Day -- To Get Fit

Angelo Poli | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Angelo Poli

A walk up the stairs here, a stroll down the block there, things that many people consider meaningless movement, can have serious ramifications for your health, well-being, and bodyweight. Probably a lot more than you think.

Grains of Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whether about wheat or meat, sugar or starch, calories or carbohydrates, this fat or that fat, we seem to have an insatiable appetite for mere grains of truth about diet and health, rather than the complete recipe.

Scapegoats, Saints and Saturated Fats: Old Mistakes in New Directions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Demonizing saturated fat never helped us much. Canonizing it now won't help us any either. All who share a concern for eating well and the health advances that can come from it must band together to renounce the perennial branding of this, that, or the other food component as scapegoat or saint.

Beating on Wheat and Raining on Grains: What's Really Making Us Fat and Stupid?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The reality is that we can't eat the foods our Stone Age ancestors ate, because their foods don't exist now, and our foods didn't exist then. The best we can do is approximate the native.

Sexy, Vital, Lean and Ageless: The Magic Formula!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

fThe voices of genuine experts are substantially drowned out by pseudo experts. If we treated flying the way we treat weight control, everyone who had ever been on a plane would speak with the same authority as an experienced pilot or the engineer who built the thing.

15 Tips That Help You Live to Be 100

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Since we all get older every year, it raises an important question: "What should I be doing if I want to continue my annual renewal and stay healthy so I can continue to enjoy the journey?"

WATCH: Dan Buettner On Why Diets And Exercise Don't Work

Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Researcher, explorer and author Dan Buettner has worked for years identifying Blue Zones, areas where people live markedly longer than average, and wh...

Why Wait For New Years? 7 Ways To Get Healthier Today!

Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

By Valerie Frankel Think it's time to make some healthy lifestyle adjustments? Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer ...

The Architecture of Collective Intelligence: Blue Zones & Yoga Nutrition

Daniel Cook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Cook

"Blue zones" describe a handful of longevity hotspots around the world, where people commonly live active and healthy lives past the age of 100.

The 4 Places Where People Live The Longest

AP | JEFF BAENEN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Buettner identifies four hot spots of longevity: the mountainous Barbagia region of Sardinia, an island off the coast of Italy; the Japanese island of...

How To Live Forever (Almost)

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The New York Times Style section has a story on one woman's attempt to obey the "Power 9", or what HuffPost contributor Dan Buettner calls the rules f...