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Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Proposed Food Label Changes a Win With Physician

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The impetus for change is to make nutritional information easier to understand, so that consumers can pick up products on the grocery shelf and easily determine if it's a good choice for themselves and their family. However, nutrition labeling is tricky for a variety of reasons.

9 Tips For Reducing Your Daily Calorie Intake

Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD

No matter what diet you choose or plan to start, the bottom line remains caloric intake. Even if you consume the healthiest of diets and ingredients, so long as you take in more calories than you burn, you will not lose weight. Caloric balance is the key.

Can This Diet Really Be That Effective?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

We need to think about restoring our body's natural ability to regulate our weight automatically at a healthy level. If you focus on calorie quality and take care of your body, then it will take care of calorie quantity for you.

The Race to Redefine Calories: Iconoclasts, Start Your Engines!

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

Just as cars can differ dramatically in everything from handling, to torque, to acceleration, to fuel efficiency, so too do our bodies differ in all the nuances of metabolism. Some of us are natively predisposed to be faster, or stronger, or slower, or weaker.

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

Is Sugar Making the World Fat, Diabetic, and Hypertensive?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The new study in Public Health Nutrition reminds us that in developing countries, sugar intake continues to rise. Therefore, the developing world needs policies that limit added sugars, hopefully before the train leaves the station.

Candy Energetics: What Filling Up Your Tank on Halloween Looks Like

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A gallon of gas weighs about six pounds and contains about 130 million Joules (130,000 kilojoules) or about 30,000 calories. So here are some candy-to-gasoline equivalents.

How To Burn Calories Like An Olympian

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living

A week into London's 2012 Olympic games, we at Healthy Living are hooked, watching live streams from our desks and re-watching the broadcasts from the...

What’s A Calorie? (And More Nutrition Buzzwords Defined)

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living

There are a lot of terms that get thrown around in health articles. But do most of us actually know what they mean? Of course you can use the word cal...

Look Great Naked: Drop Pounds Fast With Yoga!

Sadie Nardini | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadie Nardini

I dropped 20 pounds when I created my own yoga style specifically to turn the body into a fatburning machine.

Counting Experiential Calories

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

An Experiential Calorie is a unit of awareness, a unit of conscious presence, a unit of meaning. The job of an Experiential Calorie is to enrich your Mind. Take a moment to count the latter.