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7 Healthy Treats To Trick Your Taste Buds This Halloween

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

It's no fun to sit on the sidelines while everyone else mainlines chocolate.

Pancakes for Everyone Else But Me -- Wellness Quest

John McElhenney | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
John McElhenney

I love pancakes. But I need the butter and syrup to make them extraordinary. So, today, at breakfast I made a smashing round of Pumpkin Spiced panca...

The New Junk Food Marketing to Kids: Health Food Marketing to Adults

Ali Cherry | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

As we expect more from "healthy," we'll start making better choices and perhaps model for our children a better relationship with food marketing.

Vegetarianism Isn't All or Nothing

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amelia Shroyer

Throughout this evolution of my diet, I have been amazed and bewildered by the reactions I get from non-vegetarians when I tell someone I'm a vegetarian. Why, all of a sudden, were people who don't alter their diets berating me for not fitting into their idea of what mine should be?

Is There a Me Inside of Here That Is Dying to Get Out?

John McElhenney | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
John McElhenney

I suppose there's nothing wrong with it, seeing uber-fit young women as a way to imagine and motivate ourselves to go to the gym, but that's not really the kind of inner-motivation I need. Personally I find these type of images a bit demotivational.

Are Your Whole Grains Really as Healthy as You Think They Are?

Epicurious | Posted 10.15.2014 | Taste
Epicurious

by Joanne Camas We're being told to eat more whole grains. There's no escaping the message. But do most people know exactly what "whole grain" mean...

A Fitness Trainer Comes Clean About Exercise-Related Weight Gain

Kelly Coffey | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Coffey

"That's not fair, Coffey," you say. "If all other factors remain the same, adding exercise should result in weight loss!" Yes, and all women should get equal pay for equal work and everyone on the planet should have the right to die with dignity, but that just ain't how things pan out.

7 Delicious Homemade Dips For Sunday Football Season

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 10.15.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The best thing about serving dips is that they're just as easy to eat -- as they are to make.

Skinny Steak Stew in the Crockpot

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The savory flavor from the shoulder roast blends perfectly with the teriyaki taste of the potatoes and vegetables.

5 Myths About Supplements for Back Pain

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

When researching supplements to help with back pain, always be sure that you are getting your information from legitimate and verified sources. While the Internet can provide a great deal of information, there is a lot of false information out there.

The Simple Guide to Cooking for the Week in 3 Hours or Less

Val Bisharat | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Val Bisharat

I'm a health and wellness professional who dislikes cooking. An inconvenient truth. Over the years, I've created a weekly cooking system that minimiz...

Pine Nuts: Mongol Style

Nomin Dari | Posted 10.09.2014 | Travel
Nomin Dari

As I am walking through the forest, my Mongolian friend, Baagi, throws up a bulky stick up into the branches of a pine tree. I stand cautiously back and look up to see two pinecones fall to the ground.

3 Simple Ways to Overcome the 3 O'Clock Slump

Kirsi Paalanen | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Paalanen

There is more to having boundless energy than just drinking an energy drink. It's a lifestyle. It's about eating the right foods and having the right habits. It's something once done right comes to you second nature.

Trick-or-Treat in High Heels

Margaret Marshall | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Strengthen your control to set you in the right direction for smart eating during the entire holiday season. This is the start needed to continue into the heart of the holiday season, so you will be able to awake on New Year's Day feeling empowered.

Escarole, Kale, and Sweet Potato Crockpot Soup: A Heart-Healthy Satisfying Meal

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The comforting aroma of a Crockpot meal is everything we love about fall wrapped up in one easy dish.

Creamy Fall Smoothie for Mom and Baby

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 10.06.2014 | Taste
Alessandra Macaluso

Are you ready to experience fall in a glass? A glass full of real ingredients, not synthetic 'fake' pumpkin flavor?

8 Healthy Foods That Aren't Always Good For You

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

There are a TON of foods out there that somehow have earned the moniker of "healthy" foods. Now, with some of these, sure, there's plenty of nutritional value, but that doesn't make them a "freebie."

Is it Food, or is it Foodiness™? Let's ask Almanzo Wilder!

Erica Wides | Posted 10.03.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

If you thought last year was the year of pumpkin-spiced everything, well hold onto your forty-ounce pumpkin-spiced-cheesecake (so wrong) latte, because this year, Foodiness Inc.

5 Ways To Build A Healthy Breakfast

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Grains and carbs are not the villain. While I would recommend skipping the donuts, coffee cake, and bagels, or saving these foods for a special occasion, a cup of cooked oatmeal or a slice of whole wheat bread is a great choice to include for your morning meal.

Is Your Pinocchio Gut Growing?

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

. Face up to a truth you're avoiding. Have the courage to have clarifying conversations and put more attention on the words coming out of your mouth instead of the food going into your mouth. Listen to your telepathic stomach and learn to read the signals your body is sending you.

We're Going Back To Counting Calories...And Here's Why That's A Good Thing

Hank Cardello | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Hank Cardello

When we are talking about efforts to reduce obesity rates, the calories we buy, and consequently eat, do matter. Obesity is a supply problem: there ar...

22 Vegetarian Meals That Have More Protein Than A Burger

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.02.2014 | Taste

Happy World Vegetarian Day!

Road Trip Eating: A Quick Guide to Healthy Travel

Gwen Edwards | Posted 09.29.2014 | Hawaii
Gwen Edwards

I managed to find some healthy and down right satisfying meals between the Sriracha whoopie pies (a real thing in Wyoming) and fast food freeways on this drive across America.

This World Heart Day, Create Heart-Healthy Environments Where You Live, Work and Play

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Dr. Sidney C. Smith Jr. didn't have just one a-ha moment that turned him into a crusader against heart disease. He had too many to count. Frequently, they fit the same pattern: Someone is rushed to the hospital with a heart attack after a buildup of fatty deposits called plaque has blocked a coronary artery.

7 of Illinois' Healthiest and Least Healthy Counties

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.26.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program has released 2014 national health rankings. Some counties in Illinois are on the right track health-wise, but some have room for improvement.