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Dining in Disneyland: Not the Happiest Food on Earth

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Even though my son and I were on vacation, I continued to be a cardiologist, and the truth is, you can't really find a healthy meal at Disneyland, no matter how hard you try. Trust me, because we tried.

This Family Ate No Added Sugar For An Entire Year

Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Inspired by research and writings by prolific food-industry researchers like professor Robert Lustig, M.D., and journalist Michael Moss, Eve Schau...

Teena Is Half Her Size!

Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: T...

Proposed Changes to the FDA's Nutrition Facts Labels -- Will They Help You Eat Better?

Mary Bradley | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Bradley

Nutrition facts labels are important for everyone, not only health nuts or the infirm. Few folks, except those in deep denial or a time capsule since Armstrong's moon landing would dispute that the food you chow today will affect your health tomorrow and in years to come.

Another Dollop of (About, Actually) Butter

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.

UW-Madison Study Actually Shows That Soda Taxes Do Work!

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

How in the world this story got spun into evidence against soda taxes is beyond me.

Now Saturated Fat Is Good for You?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Here's the bottom line: You don't have to limit healthy fat in your diet. What you have to limit are trans fats and sugars. Period. End of story.

Your Sugary Schools

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

I am not a nutrition extremist. I believe in birthday cakes on birthdays, candy on Halloween and dessert on occasion. But much of the good work I do to build healthy eating habits in the home is sabotaged by unhealthy food being given to children everywhere they turn.

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

How to Change the World: HONEST Tea Founder and the Keys to Sustainable Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Seth Goldman's HONEST Tea is one of the most successful companies around today. They championed a business model that incorporates both social good and corporate consciousness -- making them part of a revolution that is changing the way we think about and do business.

Thinking About Cutting Back on Soda? Try Monday

Diana K. Rice | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Diana K. Rice

What's that one measly can of soda a day -- your afternoon treat -- really going to do? Quite a bit, according to many leading health organizations.

Convenience Stores: C Is for Conundrum

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Is it possible to save our teens from the adverse health impacts of sugary drink consumption without destroying the livelihood of the C-store shopkeeper? What kind of transformation of the C-store would be needed for this to happen?

Happiness Can Be Achieved By Leaving THIS Struggle Behind

Tova Laiter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

An old hippy seeker once told me that after investigating all religions and beliefs, he came to the conclusion that life is about the daily struggle within ourselves to conquer our temptations: i.e. to let our better natures overcome our baser instincts... Since I was too lazy and pre-occupied to check it out myself, I accepted his conclusion and tried to live by it.

Added Sugar Replaces Fat as Ingredient to Watch For

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.

Nutrition Label 2.0: Bigger, Bolder, Better

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

These changes are undoubtedly a victory for health advocates. As First Lady Michelle Obama put it: "This is a big deal, and it's going to make a big difference for families all across this country." They could also create a crisis for the food industry.

Christina Wilkie

Michelle Obama Wins Big Against Powerful Corporate Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama announced sweeping changes to the "Nutrition Facts" label on most packaged foods on Thursday, marking a major ...

Marketing Masquerading as Science

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The real danger here is that the food industry knows exactly how to sweet-talk health professionals -- and their respective organizations -- into joining their ranks in order to be "part of the solution."

Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent?

What Sugar Does To Your Brain

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Sugar is the ultimate frenemy. ...

Sweet Heart, You Suck

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, epidemiology has given "sweetheart" a whole new meaning with a study demonstrating an association between sugar intake and heart disease.

Feel Like Crap? Need a Detox?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The most powerful, simplest, and most delicious detox is available to anyone, anywhere, any time by eating real, whole, fresh food. The body has extraordinary healing and reparative systems. They just need to be activated by taking out the bad stuff and putting in the good stuff.

Eggs Don't Cause Heart Attacks -- Sugar Does

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Oops. Fifty years of doctors' advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We've been told to swap eggs for cereal. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it's very likely that this bad advice has killed millions of Americans.

I Gave Up Sugar For A Month And (Barely) Survived

Ishita Singh | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ishita Singh

While complex sugars are a necessary part of a balanced diet, the key is moderation and I was far from that.

Fools, Fanatics and Fat-Free Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Here's what we actually know. In the U.S., more dairy in the diet -- of whatever variety -- is generally associated with better health and weight outcomes. But that is likely because in the context of our culture, more dairy means less soda. In global context, some of the world's healthiest diets and most convincing intervention trials have de-emphasized, or even excluded dairy.

The One 'Crazy' Thing All Nutritionists Agree Is a Good Idea

Posted 01.29.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul For every person recommending some new health fix, there's another person telling you to try the opposite. Here's one area where ev...