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Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #3: Rage Against The Machine

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

The more Couric dug into the topic -- for herself, her family, and her audience -- the more she realized that the most essential and scientific truths about the drivers of obesity and disease simply were not reaching the American population.

A Not-So-Subtle Meditation on Sugar

Kristin Wartman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Home
Kristin Wartman

As people streamed out of the Kara Walker installation "A Subtlety" on a recent Sunday afternoon to buy an ice cream cone from one of the trucks idling outside the old Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront, I wondered how many thought about the jarring contradiction...

The Latest Attempt to Help You Eat Better: Will It Work?

Ann Dunaway Teh | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Dunaway Teh

Is basing serving sizes on what people actually eat the right decision in light of current rates of obesity and chronic disease? Or will it only further confuse consumers on what is an appropriate serving size, adding to the education burden that already exists?

Are You a Sugar Mama?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

I invite you to evaluate the food you are eating. Remember, you are what you eat!

Food Marketing Matters

Mike Sheridan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Not only does the government refuse to adjust a ridiculous food pyramid that's left more than one-third obese and two-third overweight, but they fail ...

Dear Surgeon General: We're Fed Up, Let's Act on Sugar

Gretchen Goldman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Goldman

By far, the biggest challenge I faced during my sugar challenge was the simple task of determining whether something had added sugar or not. I read labels, asked wait staff, and did online research and still was not always confident that I was eating something sugar-free.

Sarah Klein

What's Really In Those Energy Chews For Athletes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Evaporated cane juice, fructose, sea salt, tapioca syrup, unsweetened chocolate, invert sugar syrup, cocoa powder, sucrose, confectioner's glaze. T...

Sugar-Coated Science: The Sugar Industry's Strategy to Encourage Your Sweet Tooth

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Canon

Sugar is killing you. Or at least it is making you a lot less healthy. America's love affair with sugar has been linked to increases in heart disease,...

Working Off a Coke: Warped Logic at Its Finest

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.

Food, Addiction and Obesity: Why We Are All at Risk

Nicole Avena, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Avena, Ph.D.

The idea that some foods may be addictive, or that some people may be "food addicts," has changed how we may begin to think about the obesity epidemic, but it also poses questions regarding whom this may affect.

5 Hidden Sources Of Sugar In 'Healthy' Foods

David Zinczenko | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

In the American food jungle, nothing is as it appears. When I researched my book Eat It to Beat It!, I found sugar in thousands of places where it doesn't belong, from bread to salad dressing, dressed up in disguises like corn syrup, maltodextrin and sucrose. Here are five of the most shocking hidden sources of sugar in otherwise "healthy" meals.

Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods

Michele Simon | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
Michele Simon

The dairy industry, propped up by government, has convinced us of the health benefits of milk and other dairy products. But the context of how people consume dairy matters.

Study: Saturated Fat as Bad as Sugar!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Folks, when it comes to food, and food for thought alike, it is mostly stupidity that is killing us. Stupidity is worse for us than either sugar or saturated fat.

Sweet Cuisine, a New Restaurant in Paris Opens for Just Desserts

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.17.2014 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

Some people say it's better to eat dessert first, or risk otherwise being too full by the end of the meal to even try one. This entirely new concept restaurant is solving your problem, here you only order desserts.

Cooking Art History: Sugar Baby

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 08.17.2014 | Home
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Sugar. Talk of it is everywhere. It's one of the leading causes of obesity and diabetes in our country. It is an ingredient so common to us that it is difficult to imagine a world without it.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Is Honey Healthier Than Sugar?

Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By YouBeauty.com editors The Scientist: Keith Kantor, Ph.D., a nutritionist and author of the children's book The Green Box League of Nutritious Ju...

The First 2 Steps To Quitting Sugar

Posted 06.09.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You know that sugar affects your weight, as well as your health in general. We ask the pros for some advice on dealing with some of...

Great Legs, Gross Teeth: Endurance Runners and Tooth Decay

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Runners have a contagious energy, an unusually positive outlook on life, and let's face it -- they look good in their spandex shorts. But, according to dentists and health professionals, runners and other endurance athletes are more prone to tooth decay and dental problems than the rest of the population.

Shocking Sugar Facts

Laura Kumin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Kumin

I'm not a sugar-hating fanatic. In fact, my credentials as a chocoholic and dessert-lover are unimpeachable. But I like to know what I'm eating. Whether it's sugar or anything else, don't try to slip one by me, please.

Soda Taxes Can Work. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

Soda taxes can work, according to a new study. We've just been proposing the wrong type. A new study published in the American Journal of Agricultu...

Our Diets and Our Doom

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For most of us, it's time to stop rolling our eyes at non-existent conspiracies, and actually attempt to eat well and be active. It means there is no scapegoat to blame for all our ills, and no silver bullet to save us.

Kara Walker and the Real Sugar Links

Marina Budhos | Posted 07.30.2014 | New York
Marina Budhos

As an art object it is simultaneously sexual, submissive and powerful. But what does this formidable goddess evoke and represent?

New Study: Diet Soda meets Straw Man

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A new study in the journal Obesity, comparing diet soda to water for weight loss, has resulted in extensive and worldwide media coverage -- some of it, to my surprise, directly involving me. My involvement derives from my published opinions about diet soda and artificial sweeteners, which thus far remain unchanged after reading the study in question.

Shock Therapy for Sugar Transgressions

Lisa Guest | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I was rewarded for good behavior with sugar. My mom used M&Ms. A good friend of mine recently posted on Facebook a picture with her 2.5-year-old chowi...