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Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.

How To Shop and Eat Your Way Through Austin in Just One Day

Shoptiques | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Shoptiques

Over the last several years, Austin has become an increasingly popular place to live and visit--and it's no surprise why. The city boasts incredible live music, a booming tech scene, and a ton of innovative eateries (plus loads of good Tex-Mex--need we say more?).

51 Reasons You Can't Stop Eating At Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.25.2014 | Taste

Food tastes better when it's free, that's for sure.

The Soda Tax Experiment, Now Underway

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The Berkeley sugary drinks law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar measures in other cities.

Climate on the Menu

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are innumerable arguments for wholesome foods in sensible combinations, mostly plants. Among them is this: If more of us eat that way, the chances go up that there will be a glass of water left somewhere to wash it down.

Simple Messages Could Convince Kids to Drink Less Sugar

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to notice?

What Lies Behind Your Sugar Cravings?

Kasia Wezowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kasia Wezowski

Three weeks ago, I thought I had a great life. We moved to our new house by the sea in Spain this spring. The weather was a big change from the heavy ...

Brain Zapping for Weight Loss

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Here's a prediction: It's only a matter of time before people start zapping their brain to shed weight. In the last few years, electrical brain stimul...

Some Gut Microbes Love Diet Soda... and They're Not the Good Guys

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

This study shows quite nicely that non-caloric sweeteners can alter gut microbes in mice -- a change that has negative metabolic consequences -- and provides preliminary evidence that it can happen in humans too.

10 Questions To Ask When Cooking For Restricted Eaters

Johanna Bond | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

If I eat hot peppers or tree nuts, the reaction can range from uncomfortable at best to life-threatening at worst. Having been both hostess and guest in this situation, I can offer some advice to those who are considering welcoming a restricted eater to their meal or their food-related event.

Are You Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo? Shush

Lauren Slayton | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

Why do we need the labels? The second we're judging someone as not vegan enough or devout enough we're focusing on exclusion, and that to me isn't healthy.

A Carrot or a Tan?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Whenever I think about the good advice I just didn't take I'm ever so sorry I disregarded my mom's and couldn't resist the sun's afterglow -- like ev...

A Cacophony of Culinary Lunatics

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The very ingredient some rail against is the very ingredient others recommend, with equal passion and conviction, as the substitute for the thing they know to be the true source of all evil in the kitchen.

High Time for a High-Fructose Detox

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Got a taste for something sweet? Avoid high-fructose corn syrup. You can't argue the evidence: 48 percent of Americans drink between seven and 14 HFCS...

Whole Wheat-ifying School Lunch: Could It Work?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A donut made with whole-wheat flour is just slightly healthier that the refined wheat one, but that doesn't make it into a healthy food, and the whole wheat-ification might confuse us into forgetting it's a food to consume rarely.

Where Does Your Food Preference Originate?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.09.2014 | Taste
Margaret Marshall

You may normally think you eat food because it's food, and don't eat other things, because they're not. But a look at other cultures will show you tha...

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation? How Air Travel Can Be Survival of the Fittest!

Dr Sanda Moldovan | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr Sanda Moldovan

Have an amazing time whenever and wherever you fly the friendly skies -- knowing you are starting your trip with the optimal health which you and your family enjoy at home!

Here's How Americans Spend Every Minute Of Their Days

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business

How many Americans are shopping, watching TV or working at any given moment of the day? A new interactive chart, built by e-commerce company Retal...

Diet Soda: Builds Desire, Decreases Satisfaction

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The question of what these sweeteners do to our body -- and by what mechanism -- is far from settled, but this study adds to the realization that looking just at calorie counts, without thinking a little more about the actual ingredients, might not be enough to lead to long-term weight control and health.

Giuliana and Bill Rancic and Chef Psaltis Discuss Their Newest Venture, RPM Steak

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.19.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Something we often discuss on The Dinner Party is what makes a successful restaurant. Owning a restaurant is tricky business, with restaurants opening and closing like automated doors

Sodium Studies, With a Grain of Salt

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It is theoretically possible to consume too little sodium, but whether the relevant cut-point is set high or low, the vast majority of adults living in the real world consume too much.

How to Escape Weight Gain During Summer Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

It's easy to unravel good habits on vacation, but staying on track is a lot easier than trying to get back on track post-vacation. This summer, when you plan your disappearing act, make sure to plan ahead and avoid common food traps.

Bethenny Frankel, You Are Not Being Funny

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.

Is Obesity a Socially-Transmitted Disease?

Jeff Hyman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

If you're trying to lose weight, a growing body of research suggests eating too many meals out with friends and family might jeopardize your efforts.

Consuming Country -- Food on the 4th of July

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Home
Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

We've heard often enough that we are what we eat. But it is equally clear that we also eat what we are.