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The Pros And Cons Of The Paleo Diet

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

The concept is this: Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits. Therefore, the Paleo proponents argue, to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider basic.

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

New Study Explodes the 'Eskimo Myth'

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The idea is that a diet of fish and blubber -- not vegetables and fruits -- has kept Arctic natives free of heart disease. A new study, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, suggests that the myth is, in fact, a myth.

Something Fishy About Omega-3's: Prostate Cancer, Fish Oil and Panaceas

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Surely many variables determined the Inuit's remarkable health, including lots of physical activity, clean air and water, a close community of supportive social connections, a relatively homogenous population with similar genetics, and yes, their diet, too.

Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.

The Supplement Pills That Are 'Pretty Essential'

Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 are important to the human body, and people often turn to supplements like fish oil pills to get them. A panel of...

Recent Study Implicates Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Prostate Cancer: Is This Reliable Information?

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

This study does not tell us if these are valid concerns or not, and we can't make any meaningful conclusions from this new study. This study does NOT indicate that omega-3 supplementation or eating fish are a contributory factor in the prostate cancer equation for numerous reasons.

Fish Tales and Prostate Cancer

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Is it plausible that higher omega-3 intake increases prostate cancer risk, but decreases breast cancer risk? I suppose the subtleties of carcinogenesis might allow for it, but I find it very far-fetched; if it doesn't stretch the envelope of credibility to the tearing point, it sure comes close.

Media Madness: Fish Oil Supplements Cause Prostate Cancer!

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The first thing you need to know is that no fish oil supplements -- or any other kind of supplements, for that matter -- were given in this study. None. This study looked at blood levels of long-chain fatty acids such as those found in fish (EPA and DHA).

Hemp Can Build Your House and Make Your Blouse

The 420 Times | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The hemp plant's bast fibers offer numerous manufacturing possibilities as well such as being used in textile production and in oriented hemp board panels, in making interior panels for automobiles, rope, paper and much more.

Happy National Shrimp Day!

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 07.08.2013 | Taste
Lois Alter Mark

It's the perfect day to o celebrate this iconic food.

Eating Seeds

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.25.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Eating seeds has become very trendy indeed.

Eat Fish and Keep Your Mood Afloat

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

There's a very good reason to eat fish two times this week, and it's not just because it's a healthy, lean protein that's lower in calories and saturated fats than other meats.

Eating This Could Add More Than Two Years To Your Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty

Eating fish could slash an older person's risk of dying prematurely by more than a quarter, and their risk of dying from heart disease by more than a ...

The Best Source Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, From Ellie Krieger (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

When nutritionist and host of The Cooking Channel's "Healthy Appetite" Ellie Krieger met with me on Mondays With Marlo, she explained that Omega 3 fat...

Does Stanford's Study on Organic Food Have You Seeing Red? Does It Mean You Could Save Some Green in Your Eating?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Except for the added cost, there isn't much of a downside to buying organic. But if you can't afford the added cost of organics, fill up your recyclable shopping bag with the freshest produce you can find and you'll be serving yourself and your family well.

Does the Ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 Matter?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

Do we know everything there is to know about how omega-6 fats affect our health? Of course not. But is the notion of an optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 a myth with absolutely no data to support it? Hardly.

Where To Get Your Omega 3s, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

What is the best place to get Omega-3 fatty acids? Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer gave me a number of options to incorporate Omega-3s into your...

Vegetarian Diet For A Better Mood?

Riley Rearden | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Riley Rearden

Can eating meat be detrimental for your mood and mental health? Is there a reason that your vegetarian friend is so energetic and cheerful all the time? The latest nutrition research suggests there may be scientific validity to these observations.

Concussion Advice Your Kid's Doctor Won't Tell You

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 06.02.2012 | Parents
Missy Chase Lapine

I always draw a sharp breath when I see the school's number pop up on my caller ID in the middle of the day.

Catherine Pearson

Skimping On Omega-3s? Memory Problems May Follow

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Skimping on omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients found in certain oils, beans and seafood -- may take a toll on brain volume and memory, according to a ne...

8 Vegetarian Ways To Sneak More Omega-3's Into Your Diet

Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Nolan Brown for Blisstree.com Everywhere you look these days, health experts are touting the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, a type o...

Is This Heart-Healthy Fat Part Of Your Diet?

Posted 05.15.2012 | Fifty

Staying fit, avoiding cigarettes and eating a healthy diet are all vital for heart health. But according to "The Doctors," another important step towa...

Fatty Acid Underpants

Paul Greenberg | Posted 02.19.2012 | Comedy
Paul Greenberg

A rejected New York Times editorial. Photo credit: Elisha Cooper "Are there fish in my child's onesie?" As someone who catches and eats literall...

Is All Saturated Fat The Same?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The history of nutritional hyperbole is riddled with folly we would be well advised to learn from -- and avoid repeating.