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3 Easy Ways to Avoid the Stress of Holiday Sweets

Z Zoccolante | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

I longed for holiday joy but was faced with dread, self-loathing, and self-distrust. How could I be happy when I was a big fat failure? When I recovered, I studied the source of what robbed my holiday joy. I realized that we tend to set rules for ourselves instead of listening to our bodies.

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Food Fanatic | Posted 11.23.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eati...

How to Prevent Holiday Overeating and Still Enjoy Your Food

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rider

It's natural to crave heavier and warming foods this time of year. Combine letting loose at family gatherings with your body's inclination towards warming comfort foods and you've got yourself a recipe for overeating.

Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have a reason to eat more Greek salads, olives and hummus?

How to Feed a Vegan on Thanksgiving

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Vegans can be a fussy lot, turning the most serene of hosts into a bundle of nerves wondering how to put on a great party without offending someone's sensibilities. Vegans don't want to be relegated to the buffet table where they try to scrape together a meal from side dishes. Like everyone else at the feast, vegans would love to enjoy a hearty, fulfilling... and filling meal that nourishes them and respects their philosophy of "do no harm."

How People Eat Eggs Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.20.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Ever looked at a raw egg yolk and thought, "How on Earth did people realize they could eat these things?"

Are You Ready to See Your Body in a New Way?

Jenn Hand | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Instead of exercising to sculpt, change, and tighten, what if we simply moved our bodies in ways that brought us satisfaction and joy? This a radical mindset shift because we are inundated daily with society's belief that our bodies need to be fixed

Nobody Wants To Be The Girl On A Diet

The Cut | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women
The Cut

I've known smart women who've gone to extremes to hide the fact that they have to work for their figure. I've been one of them. I once got out of sharing bread pudding on a date by saying that the sight of it made me sad because it was served at my grandpa's shiva.

This Thanksgiving, Put A Ring On It

Rachel Levine | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste
Rachel Levine

This squash variety doesn't just belong in the kitchen -- it's a culinary cabochon worthy of a seat at the Thanksgiving table.

6 Simple Strategies to Eat Healthy When You Don't Have Time

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy on a time budget does require a little planning, it's easier than you might imagine.

The Muscle in Chocolate Milk

Penny Love | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

I've never heard the words "chocolate milk" and "exercise" in the same sentence until recently. But research implies that drinking one cup of low-fat ...

8 Healthy Snacks To Keep Hunger At Bay

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Here are a few tips for choosing a healthy snack: eat real food, keep it portion-controlled (and calorie-controlled), aim for a fruit or veggie serving, and try to get some protein or fiber in your snack to help you feel full and stabilize blood sugar.

Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 11.15.2014 | Taste
Elizabeth Rider

One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods into familiar favorites. Using new ingredients can be daunting, but after a few tries these healthy additions will be your new go-tos.

The Power of Sociogenomics on Health: You Are What Your Friends Eat

Deanna Minich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Deanna Minich, Ph.D.

The holiday season, more than any other time of year, brings up so much discussion around food and community. This is a time when being fully aware of...

Orthorexia Isn't Healthful; Neither Is the Standard American Diet

Andy Bellatti | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

There is a world of difference between someone who inherently fears and mistrusts food to the point where they jeopardize their health and someone who is well-informed and aware of what they put into their body.

The Fallacy of the Calorie -- Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

Michael Fenster, "Dr. Mike," cardiologist, professional chef, and author of The Fallacy of the Calorie promises to give the reader clarity. "This is a...

Beyond Pumpkin: Meet Its Cousins

Susan Liang | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Liang

Squashes run the fall. While pumpkins get the most attention, its cousins are equally as tasty and versatile. The next time you're in the grocery store or at your local farmers market, branch out and try a different squash.

The Only Tip You'll Ever Need to Live a Healthy Life

Lorie Eber | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

Let me suggest a way out of this start-stop conundrum. How about if we get literal? As Jim Rohn, the well-known entrepreneur and motivational speaker put it: "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." How about if we started treating our bodies at least as well as our homes?

Are You Stuck in Boot Camp Mentality?

Hiba Giacoletto | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Hiba Giacoletto

The problem with Boot Camp is it isn't very pleasant to be there. So when I couldn't take it any longer, I would swing over to the other extreme and go into Club Med mode.

Why You Need to Ditch Willpower as a Weight Loss Technique

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

You don't need more mental toughness. You need an approach that will work. You need an approach that respects the reasons that you overeat. Here's the recipe for weight loss success that will actually take you where you want to go.

3 Reasons Why Overeating Can Be a Good Thing

Jenn Hand | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

We binge to take care of needs that aren't being met elsewhere in our lives. Excessive overeating is a message from our inner selves begging for us to slow down, stop and look inside.

Surviving the Holiday Season -- and Dessert Table -- with Your Kids

Caron Gremont | Posted 11.13.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Tis the season for holiday parties, never-ending buffets and sugary markers of time (I'm talking about you pumpkin pie, candy canes and sugar cookies). And with it comes the traditional (and exhausting) battle between well-intentioned parents and dessert-loving children.

Excuses, Temptations, and Laziness Along the Path to Wellness

John McElhenney | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
John McElhenney

I passed through the gauntlet of Halloween and all its sugary horrors to some complacency on my part. While the basket of candy in the front room di...

Vitamin D vs. Common Cold: And the Winner Is...

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Now that winter is basically knocking at our door, many of us will have to face the most common and dreaded disease in America: the common cold. Upper...

Flying Solo

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Many people hesitate to publicly embrace solitude due to a number of factors, mostly because of the negative judgment of others as well as fear. But here are some reasons why we should enjoy lone events...