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Marketing Masquerading as Science

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The real danger here is that the food industry knows exactly how to sweet-talk health professionals -- and their respective organizations -- into joining their ranks in order to be "part of the solution."

Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent?

Best Weight Loss Results Come From Fat Acceptance

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Acceptance, not rejection, is they key that unlocks the possibility of making the changes necessary to address our nation's obesity epidemic. In my experience, it is those who accept their weight and deal with it powerfully who achieve the most profound and lasting weight loss results.

Reframing Fat

Tara Hedman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Tara Hedman

As I got older, I learned quickly that weight keeps men away. Weight says, "I won't let you get close to me." Weight is a shield and protector when the world feels too scary. Weight made me invisible.

Fools, Fanatics and Fat-Free Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Here's what we actually know. In the U.S., more dairy in the diet -- of whatever variety -- is generally associated with better health and weight outcomes. But that is likely because in the context of our culture, more dairy means less soda. In global context, some of the world's healthiest diets and most convincing intervention trials have de-emphasized, or even excluded dairy.

We Are All Lena Dunham

Jen Simon | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Jen Simon

If you wouldn't make a joke about someone's race, sexuality or religion, you should know better than to make a joke about someone's weight.

Coping With Contagious Affluenza: Mindful Consumption

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Do we really need all this stuff? Why are we eating so much? Why can't we focus on what's happening right now? The symptoms and effects of affluenza are plentiful, but there is good news -- relief is possible, and it can be put into action right away.

What The Hell Happened To My Arms When I Turned 50?

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 03.22.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

What the hell happened to my arms when I turned 50? As few as five years ago, I was flaunting a set of tanned biceps that I was fairly proud of. I could still perform the Rose Bowl queen wave without hitting myself in the eye with flappy under arms.

America's Obesity Epidemic Is Not A Moral Failing

Food Riot | Posted 01.17.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I don't feel like a monster if I want a candy bar. It's fine. I just eat the damn candy and move on with my life.

A New Year's Resolution That Saves Money, Improves Health, and Reduces Global Warming Pollution

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The top five for 2014 include losing weight, saving money, and staying fit and healthy. There's a way to accomplish all those things and protect the planet, too: Eat less beef.

The Reality of The Biggest Loser for a Formerly 400-Pound Man

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I believed that if life would just slow down for one second, I could change mine. I thought that the show would be the only thing that could save my life. Disability could help me for a short time. Anything to get me on track. Life did not stop for me. It does not stop for anyone

There's An Easy Way To Fight Obesity, But Conservatives Will HATE It

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

A simple tax could be a big tool in ending America's obesity epidemic. Adding a 20-percent tax on sugar would cut Americans' total caloric intake b...

Will Run For Food: Confessions of a Chubster

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Anthony Romeo

I won't win these races. I will finish behind thousands of other men and women. And that's okay. If I can finish an entire thin-crust pizza, I can finish a race. I am a chubby runner, and I get to keep running for as long as I hate doing it.

You're Loving 'Big Girls' All Wrong

Becky Cavender | Posted 02.19.2014 | Women
Becky Cavender

I'm not unaware that some men don't prefer us fat girls. They don't have to! It's not offensive that they don't. I'm typically not attracted to slender, skinny guys. I doubt those men feel offended and left out.

The 8 Best Healthy Holiday Finger Foods

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

I thought it wise for all you conscientious party throwers out there to know about some healthier options.

This Video Will Change Everything You Think About The Word 'Fat'

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living

It's time for some real talk about how we use the word....

I Killed It at the Gym Today

Wes Janisen | Posted 01.31.2014 | Comedy
Wes Janisen

So fresh in my mind is the awe-inspiring gluttony of Thursday, followed by a full 72 hours of unadulterated sloth, that I worry I'll soon become one of those people who needs to be removed from his one-bedroom apartment in a wheelbarrow, arm fat spilling over the sides. I vow to change my ways immediately.

Cholesterol Myths and the New Math

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If there's one number the health-conscious know, it's their cholesterol level.

Facts on Fat

Krista Yoder Latortue | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Krista Yoder Latortue

Remember, not all fats are bad! Eliminating all fats from your diet will result in missing out on essential nutrients found in unsaturated fats.

MIT Geek Turns Into Science Media Svengali

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why would a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate in chemistry with a GPA of 5.0, Phi Beta Kapa, Sigma Xi turn to making funny and info...

Statins for Women? Not for My Patients

Kelly Brogan, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Brogan, M.D.

All told, we have here an unsafe, unnecessary product that will now be recommended to healthy people to make them sicker, all when simple, health-fortifying lifestyle changes have been proven to be effective and globally transformative in ways no pill could ever hope to be.

Why Men Never Discuss Body Image Issues

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

Body image is a psychological issue that needs to be addressed, not avoided. Men, understand that your manhood is not wavering because of your body image. Stop hiding behind your machismo and remember, it takes strength to be vulnerable.

Are Sugar and Sloth the Causes of Obesity -- Or Just Convenient Whipping Boys?

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

When it comes to weight problems, sugar and exercise are red herrings, for the most part. We have not come to terms with our collective addiction to the meat and cheese that are making us and our kids fat -- or when we lack the courage to confront the industries that sell them.

Anna Almendrala

How Your Ethnicity Could Affect Your Body Fat

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living

"Brown fat," a type of fatty tissue that burns sugar and fat instead of storing it, is a hot topic among diabetes and obesity researchers racing to fi...

Changing How You Think About Your Body for Good

Kimberly Dark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kimberly Dark

That's so sad, I thought. It'd be so sad to feel that way, to think about oneself as being fat -- like it's an identity, like it's who you are. And the sweat ran through my hair and into a rivulet in front of my left ear and the room seemed to go dark.