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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.

The New Psychiatry: Forget Everything You Think You Know About Mental Health

Kelly Brogan, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Brogan, M.D.

Most patients who come to me for treatment of depression and anxiety do so because they want answers.  They want to know WHY they are struggling. The closest they will be offered by their prescribing psychiatrist or primary care doc is some reductionist hand waving about serotonin imbalances. 

Coca-Cola's Plan To Keep You From Drinking Water

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

"Cap the Tap" is a perfect example of the doublespeak that Big Food and Big Soda often employ. The carefully calculated veneer of wanting to be "part of the solution" and "offering choices" to consumers is negated by efforts like this one, which basically paints tap water as an enemy.

3 Dietary Changes to Make Before You Start an Antidepressant

Kelly Brogan, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Brogan, M.D.

Do not underestimate the power of your diet to influence your mental health and to lead you down a path of psychiatric care you may struggle to return from.

Bee Keeping Tradition Threatened in Eastern Turkey

Daniel Klein | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Eastern Turkey is famous for its pure honey. The nectar comes only from wild mountain flowers and the native "Caucasian" bees are never given any sugar to increase production. But this bee and way of life are under threat.

Grains of Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whether about wheat or meat, sugar or starch, calories or carbohydrates, this fat or that fat, we seem to have an insatiable appetite for mere grains of truth about diet and health, rather than the complete recipe.

Diabetes Treatment Should Focus on Metabolizing More of the Sugar in the Blood for Best Results

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

For a very large percentage of people with Type 2 diabetes, exercise is the most important thing they can do to manage their diabetes, followed closely by being more careful with what they eat.

Children Are Eating Too Much Sugar, but Halloween Is Not to Blame

Andy Bellatti | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

While there is certainly reason to be concerned with American children's sugar consumption, our focus should be on the staple foods and beverages that are relentlessly marketed to them, not an annual holiday.

We Live In A World Where Salads Have More Sugar Than Donuts

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

You know something is wrong with the food industry when you can buy a salad that contains more sugar than a donut. That's one finding in a recent ...

Healthier Halloween Snacking -- Some Tricks to Employ When Selecting Treats

Deb Lewison Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Lewison Grant

In the spirit of setting a good example for my children, my colleagues and promoting healthier options, here are a few ideas to keep in mind when thinking about what you want to be feeding yourself and your children during the trick-or-treating season: