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Carbohydrates

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...

15 Guilt-Free Ways To Enjoy Your Favorite Carbs

Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living

For people living with diabetes, managing carbohydrates plays a crucial role in keeping blood glucose under control. When regulating carbs, it may see...

6 Great Tips to Better Skin

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Beauty is not only skin deep. Instead, true beauty and great skin come from what we eat and how we live.

Worried About Gluten? This Is Your Brain on Journalism

Leo Brown | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Brown

We are captivated and intrigued by the controversy among medical professionals as to whether carbohydrates, and grains in particular, are safe for consumption. We are also confused.

I Think Wheat Bellies Are Sexy

Food Riot | Posted 01.29.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

The important thing is not "Will this make me fat or help me lose weight?" The thing of importance, and it's very important, is: "Will this help or hinder me from doing the stuff I like?" I like doing stuff.

12 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Good

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While there's no magic bullet for weight loss, there are steps you can take to lose weight, safely and for good, while increasing your health.

Eggs: Healthy or Not?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Eggs: They're just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there's an egg controversy. Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between?

To Lose and Keep Off Weight, Turn Off Your Body's 'Fat Switch'

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

Most people don't think about fat insects or hibernating animals when they talk about the cause of obesity, so it's refreshing to see a book that tackles obesity as a normal process that all animals have learned.

Stop Eating So Many Carbs -- They Make You Fat

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I'm not advocating a ban on carbs as a quick weight loss scheme. I don't believe in quick weight loss schemes or diets. But I am convinced as a nation we eat too many carbs, especially refined carbs.

Let's Ask Marion: What's The Recommended Daily Allowance of Sugar?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kerry Trueman

Environmental advocate/writer Kerry Trueman checks in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book...

Don't Believe the Sugar Hype

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

For the sake of your New Year's resolution and your waistline, I'm here to tell you not to believe the hype about sugar. It, like everything else, can fit into a balanced diet in moderation. And if you have instituted a resolution to give it up and find yourself on the failing end, there's still hope.

How To Pick A Healthy, Whole-Grain Product

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health identified 545 grain products, looked at them through five different whole-grain criteria, and evaluated which criterion best measures the healthfulness of the product.

'Tis Almost the Season, or the Backstory to the Binge

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Binges never happen in an emotional vacuum, even though we can pretend that they do. Often, someone claims that she was in perfect control of her eating until she ate that first doughnut or piece of chocolate. "It was the sugar that set off my binge," is usually the explanation.

Why Your Body Craves Carbs: The Link Between Carbs and Antibiotics, Explained

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Don't get me wrong, antibiotics save lives. However, they're also overused. While these medicines play valuable roles in managing infections, they also wreak havoc on our guts.

Food As a Reward: What Are We Teaching?

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 01.09.2013 | Food
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Every single one of our meals with our families should be treated as a celebration of life. After all, the food we prepare, share and eat is what sustains and nourishes us and, in fact, keeps us alive.

99 Problems: Don't Let a 'B' Be One (Diet)

Jeff Halevy | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

Having the honor of speaking all over the world about health gives me an awesome opportunity to see what sticks with my audience and what doesn't. If there's one tip that seems to have the greatest stickiness and impact, it's "avoid the three B's."

Why Bread Is No Longer Rising

Rozanne Gold | Posted 12.31.2012 | Food
Rozanne Gold

I was struck by a fascinating web post this week reporting that, as a country, we're consuming sharply declining amounts of wheat products. Given the vast numbers of Big Macs, Subway sandwiches and Domino's pizzas we buy every day, it seemed counterintuitive.

Carbohydrate Density: A Better Guide To Weight Loss

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

On its surface, the cause of the Western world's obesity epidemic seems simple: People are eating too many calories and getting too little calorie-burning exercise; the imbalance manifests as excess fat. But this explanation is too simple.

WATCH: The Surprising Thing That Helps You Lose And Maintain Weight, From Terri Walsh

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

How is sleep related to weight loss? Celebrity fitness trainer and lifestyle expert Terri Walsh insisted on the importance of getting sufficient sleep...

WATCH: How To De-Bloat In Just Three Days! From Terri Walsh

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Need to slim down fast? When celebrity fitness trainer and lifestyle expert Terri Walsh visited me on Mondays With Marlo, she spoke about de-bloating ...

Choosing Between Good Mood and Bad Weight

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

People who become obese in association with their antidepressant or bipolar disorder treatment are not like others who struggle with eating issues all their adult life. Many of them had been thin before drug treatment; they had healthy habits.

If Carbs Are So Bad For You, Why Are They So Good For Athletes?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Carbohydrates have long been considered the most important source of energy for any type of muscle activity, be it leaping over a hurdle or climbing out of bed.

The Truth About Carbs And Weight Gain

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

There's been a lot of buzz recently about a new study that punched a few new holes in the already-tattered notion that weight gain and loss is simply a matter of "calories in vs. calories out."

Great Grains to Include in Your Diet for Health

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

With the low-carb movement, so many clients that I counsel fear eating grains and starches altogether, and think they are better off without them. This is false! Many grains -- whole grains -- are indeed healthy and should be included as part of a healthy diet.

Is Antidepressant Therapy the Perfect Storm for Weight Gain?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

There is no mystery as to the cause of the antidepressant-associated weight gain. There are two reasons: overeating and under-exercising.