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Where Did All the Pears Go? How Your Body Shape Determines Your Metabolic Destiny

JJ Virgin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Fortunately, no one is doomed to remain apple-shaped. These seven strategies help balance your blood sugar and optimize fat-burning hormones to make you lean, muscular, and healthy.

The State of Health Care by the Numbers: How 5 Percent of Americans Are Causing 50 Percent of Our Bills

Adam Bosworth | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Adam Bosworth

Until we face the music and change the current model to one that actually makes people pay more for reckless health behavior themselves rather than making others pay for them one they have to pay the piper, it is unclear to this writer that things will fundamentally turn around.

3 Elements Of A Happy, Healthy Kitchen

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Nutrition can be a political fight, but there is one area where everyone agrees -- vegan, Mediterranean, even Paleo -- is on the importance of the kitchen. Your relationship with your kitchen is as important as any other, and like all relationships it takes a little work.

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Sports Pros Talk Healthy Eating

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has never lost a professional fight, holds eight world boxing titles and was just named by Forbes as the highest-paid athlete in ...

Great Gluten-Free Snacks

Julie Upton | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

Many shoppers don't realize that "gluten-free" doesn't always equal "good for me." In fact, some gluten-free products are high in calories, loaded with added sugars or are often rich in heart-unhealthy saturated fats.

5 Ways To Steer Clear Of 'Health Haloes'

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I have seen this phenomenon quite a bit in my private practice. Clients often think that if a food is labeled with a healthy-sounding term, they can eat more. But of course, cookies are cookies, regardless of whether they are reduced-fat, organic, gluten-free, or labeled some other way.

Fitness Nutrition 101: Macronutrients

Jamie Galloway | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

Protein, fat and carbohydrate are the cornerstones of nutrition. If you're an athlete, you need them all in good measure. Be aware of what you're eating, think about your goals, and feed your body accordingly.

The One Diet That Can Cure Most Disease: Part I

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

If there is one thing I could encourage everyone to do, it is to take just one week to see just how powerful a drug food can be. There is nothing to lose but your suffering. It doesn't take months or years to see change. It happens in days or weeks.

Find Health by Rewriting Your Story

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

It's often not about a lack of willpower or laziness or failure to be motivated. What I see more is something heavier: that story that tells someone she is not worthy of health or fitness, that she will never be good enough.

Sweet Surprise: Guess Where Your Added Sugar Is Coming From?

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) on Americans' sugar consumption, and the results are quite surprising.  Here are some of the findings that really grabbed my attention.

The Mediterranean Diet's 4 Health Benefits For Post 50s

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty

Built on a foundation of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish, the Mediterranean diet has been associated with everything from increased longevit...

Getting Healthier, One Step at a Time

Angelique Roche | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Angelique Roche

I hope my story will help others realize how every journey to health starts with a small step and how the healthcare system can be a key partner in the path to a healthier life.

6 Easy Ways To Incorporate More Fish In Your Diet

Samara Foisy | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Samara Foisy

I think the common problem for most people is that fish is not part of their regular routine, and because of this, many are not comfortable or don't know how to cook fish. I know this is the case for me. I'm a fish out of water when it comes to cooking fish, so to speak.

A New Beef With Meat and Eggs? My Gut Reactions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For now, my gut reaction to the news about TMAO is that context matters. It's not really just about meat or eggs in the diet, but about the overall dietary pattern, the kinds of meat, the feed and treatment of the egg-laying hens, and our exposures to chemicals and antibiotics.

3 Ways To Eat For Energy, Not Convenience

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The irony is that we're in a culture in which energy is sold in tiny, expensive bottles or packaged in cellophane with an energy promise printed on the label. In fact, real food will give you real energy -- the key is making sure what you're eating isn't draining you of it.

Will the Affordable Care Act be Affordable?

Adam Bosworth | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Adam Bosworth

One thing is for sure. If insurers have to insure you, regardless of your health habits and profile, and can't charge you more for poor health habits, they are going to charge more overall.

'The Cure Is In The Kitchen'

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Time and money are the biggest perceived obstacles to eating well. Neither is real. We have bought in to the insidious marketing messages: "You deserve a break today." Give me a break!

Acupuncturists Spill: The 12 Health Tips They Wish Everyone Would Remember

Sara Calabro | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

We asked acupuncturists from around the country, what is one thing you wish all of your patients did to be healthier? Here are 12 do-it-yourself health tips that acupuncturists wish everyone would remember.

Uncomplicating Matters on the Way to Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Getting to health doesn't need to be all that complicated. And it also doesn't need to be about "should." Don't pursue health because it's an obligation, or because someone says you should. Pursue health because health is a currency you can spend on living better.

The 'Plastic Surgery Diet'

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Style
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

I know what you are thinking: The world really needs a new fad diet, and from a plastic surgeon no less! This is different, because it is a reasonable...

Peek Into This Health Activist's Fridge

Kris Carr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

This week, I'm opening my doors in order to give you an in-depth look at my plant-happy haul. Whether you're reaching for one of your favorite cookbooks or just winging it, do your best to keep a well-stocked arsenal of healthy ingredients at your disposal.

Go GMO-Free

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

April 22 is Earth Day, featuring advocacy, action, and resources to support a sustainable Earth. One way we can celebrate Earth Day is to choose an organic, GMO-free diet.

It Only Takes Two Days to Kick Salt

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Two days. That's all it took. When I was at the spa in Australia, the chefs did not use any salt in their food, so for two days I was salt free. At...

Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

If you drink coffee, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that the more cups of coffee you drink, the higher your risk of dying early. The good news is that if you "risk adjust," then the more cups of coffee you drink, the lower your risk of dying early. Let me explain.

What Yoga Taught Me About Eating Healthfully

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

We've all been there. Those moments of boredom, exhaustion or sadness when we reach for a slice of cake or a bag of chips because they're there, we're craving a sugar rush or we think they'll make us feel better. Try as we might, maintaining a healthy diet is difficult for most Americans.