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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...

Box Tops Help Big Food's Bottom Line

Andy Bellatti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The educational environment should not serve as a blank canvas for food industry advertisers. While Box Tops for Education may appear to be a philanthropic effort, it is yet another example of industry's incessant and predatory -- and worse, school-sanctioned -- marketing to children.

Government Has a Pivotal Role to Play in War on Obesity

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Dr. Harold Goldstein

Why does big soda fear government intervention? Because they know it takes an entity as large as the state or federal government to have a meaningful impact on their slick, multi-billion dollar marketing campaigns.

Coping With Contagious Affluenza: Mindful Consumption

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Do we really need all this stuff? Why are we eating so much? Why can't we focus on what's happening right now? The symptoms and effects of affluenza are plentiful, but there is good news -- relief is possible, and it can be put into action right away.

Get Sugar Smart

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Anne Alexander, editorial director, Prevention Over the past couple of years, I have developed a food obsession. Not as in "I am obse...

How to Get Over a Cold in Record Time

Sophie Keller | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

If you've got a cold or are scared you might catch one, here are a few ways that you can get over it in record time.

No Sugars, No Grains: Is This the Key to Long-Term Health?

Quentin Vennie | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I encourage you to safeguard your body and mind against the daily attacks from the food and drug industry. Fitness doesn't come in a pill and neither does health. It takes work! Be prepared, be knowledgable, but most importantly, be well.

Yes, You Can Lose Weight Eating Nothing But McDonald's, But That's Not the Point

Andy Bellatti | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Privilege is ultimately front and center here. Mr. Cisna could have stopped his fast-food diet at any point. Many Americans, however, are beholden to unhealthy eating out of necessity. We owe it to them to help build a healthier food system, rather than hold up fast-food chains as beacons of health while simultaneously chastising individuals for making "bad choices."

There's An Easy Way To Fight Obesity, But Conservatives Will HATE It

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

A simple tax could be a big tool in ending America's obesity epidemic. Adding a 20-percent tax on sugar would cut Americans' total caloric intake b...

Lights Go On -- New Year's 2014 Resolutions -- 'Toward and Away'

Thomas Bähler | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

It occurred to me -- what about accomplishing in regard to moving away from something, stop doing something, use my resources to put to rest habits and tendencies that are counterproductive to me and therefore others?

Feeding Homo Sapiens: Are We Truly as Clueless as We Seem?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I would like to think that this is the New Year we situate ourselves sensibly among the panoply of creatures who eat as they fundamentally should. But instead, 2013 draws to a close with a whole new crop of iconoclastic dietary diatribe.

New Soda Tax Makes Mexico a Leading Guardian of Public Health

Larry_Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Larry_Cohen

Other countries understand the toll that rising rates of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions are having on the health of their people and on national medical costs.

Statins for Women? Not for My Patients

Kelly Brogan, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Brogan, M.D.

All told, we have here an unsafe, unnecessary product that will now be recommended to healthy people to make them sicker, all when simple, health-fortifying lifestyle changes have been proven to be effective and globally transformative in ways no pill could ever hope to be.

Are Sugar and Sloth the Causes of Obesity -- Or Just Convenient Whipping Boys?

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

When it comes to weight problems, sugar and exercise are red herrings, for the most part. We have not come to terms with our collective addiction to the meat and cheese that are making us and our kids fat -- or when we lack the courage to confront the industries that sell them.