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New Study Suggests Surprising Cause Of Obesity

Posted 02.03.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 02/03/2012 09:08 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily We've heard obesity can be "sp...

Is 'Brown Fat' The Next Big Thing In Weight Control?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By all means, stay tuned to the smoke signals about brown fat. But I urge you to keep other irons in the fire.

I'm With Stupid: The Beefy Cravings of a Newly Cleansed Carnivore

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.10.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I am now 48 hours into a meat-, dairy-, sugar-, alcohol-, chocolate-, processed-food- and taste-free vegetarian detox cleanse, which is the longest I've gone without eating meat by roughly 46 hours.

Out in the Cold, On the Inside

Carol Smaldino | Posted 02.17.2012 | Parents
Carol Smaldino

We are teaching our kids tolerance, fairness and kindness but I'm afraid, too little about the dignity about being different or just being.

He Said He Didn't Like Fat Girls. I Used To Be One.

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.08.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

I never again want to be thirty pounds heavier, and I know I won't. But I don't want to be fifteen pounds thinner than I am now, either.

The Real Secret To Weight Loss?

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Exercise will increase the appetite. But how we serve that appetite is the key point. Where are we finding those extra calories?

Healthy Breakfasts

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

2011-11-03-Screenshot20111103at1.53.04PM.jpg A healthy recipe for everybody's favorite: pancakes!!

Exercise Gets the Rust Off Type 2's 'Rusty Hinges'

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

Exercise directly deals with the root of the problem -- insulin resistance -- like no other treatment. For many people with type 2 diabetes, exercise is the most important thing they can do.

The Spookiest Part Of Halloween: Sugar, Fat And Gluten, Oh My!

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

The sugar or gluten present in candy can make this holiday less than enjoyable for your little one. All is not lost -- there are still many options available, regardless of the limitations he or she may have.

Spoonfuls of Peanut Butter and Other Dorm Room Snacks That Are Making You Fat

Small Kitchen College | Posted 12.11.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

When I was about one week into my freshman year of college, I remember thinking that I had finally discovered the way to a Jessica Biel body. Six months and 40 pounds later, I was staring at my muffin top and wondering what had gone wrong.

Dr. Conrad Murray is Coming! Run for Your Life !!!!

Tom Gregory | Posted 12.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Gregory

Seven weeks ago I started running. Well, jogging actually - the runners are everyone else that pass me at breakneck speed. My run is changing my lif...

5 Foods to Stop Eating Today

Organic Authority.com | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home
Organic Authority.com

We can talk about "eating in moderation," but if what we're eating in moderation consists of nothing more than processed, bleached, preserved and sugared ingredients, we might as well just call it what it is: gradual toxic food poisoning.

5 Nutrition Tips To Break Through A Plateau

Jeanette Jenkins | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Jenkins

Try these five must-know nutrition tricks to bust through your plateau.

Hot Dogs For Labor Day? Here Are The Best of the Wurst!

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

During Hot Dog Season, Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs! And while hot dogs are not exactly a health professional's favorite food, you don't have to ditch your dog completely this Labor Day.

Foods That Can Rev Your Metabolism

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

If you are one of the many people in the battle to fight the bulge, you will be pleased to learn that there are actually foods that may help you burn fat.

Watch: America's Obesity Epidemic Growing At Alarming Rate

Posted 09.08.2011 | Healthy Living

A study released this week paints an abysmal picture of how America's obesity epidemic continues to boom. Colorado is now the only state in the na...

Talking To Your Doctor About Weight Loss

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Ask yourself: is your doctor or nurse practitioner (NP) comfortable having a conversation about weight with you, or do they beat around the bush in order to spare your feelings?

Being Fat In America

John Robbins | Posted 05.26.2011 | Home
John Robbins

It's quite a world we live in it, isn't it? On the one hand, we have the Heart Attack Grill, whose 570-pound spokesman died this month at the age of 29. On the other, we have people like Natala and Matt Constantine, who have taken a different path.

The High Carb Diet That Keeps You Healthy, Fit and Trim

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

Carbs are everywhere, but you don't have to give them up. Just choose them a little more wisely a little more often.

Is Gaining Weight Grounds For Divorce?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

A headline two years ago grabbed my attention and probably a few others': Being Fat Ended My Marriage. In the Ladies Home Journal article, the author...

Why We Get Fat

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Why We Get Fat is not a diet book. It is a well-documented insight into how a move back to "old fashioned values" might make us healthier.

"Does This Make Me Look Fat?" The Best Way to Respond

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Before you answer, think about this advice. Consider what she is really asking. Don't take this question literally.

Wakeup Call to Kirstie Alley!

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Beck

Our societal obsession with thinness is damaging at best and deadly at worst. On her new show Big Life, Kirstie Allen has the chance to show the world that you can be fat, healthy and happy.

Food: We Can't Live With It, but We Can Live Without It

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Steinberg

The problem with Marjorie's scrambled eggs was that they didn't smile like my mom's eggs. They seemed pale, like they'd had a bad night out. They looked like their estimated taxes were due.

McDonald's, Pepsi Tapped To Help Write UK Health Policy

The Guardian | Felicity Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald's and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, ...