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What Ingredient To Take Out Of Your Kitchen NOW, From Rocco DiSpirito (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

The best way to help your family eat healthier is to make small, incremental changes. When celebrity chef and author, Rocco DiSpirito, visited me on M...

Are Tastebuds Responsible For Childhood Obesity?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A new study indicates that obese children and adolescents, as compared to their lean counterparts, have less sensitive taste buds. The researchers suggest that this difference in taste sensitivity may be an explanation for the development of obesity.

Don't Train Yourself Like a Dog

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Gretchen Rubin

For people, ideas matter. If, based on what they assume is sound science, people believe that eating X or Y or Z is healthful, that belief is very likely to influence their behavior. So it's important that the science shaping that behavior is accurate. That's what NuSI is going to tackle.

Fight Over Sweeteners Is About Profit, Not Health Issues

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

A group of food companies has filed a lawsuit against the Sugar Association, a trade group representing the sugar industry, for making false claims in advertising that allegedly caused loss of profit and other damages.

Andrea Stone

Terrible Time Out: Arizona School Sued For Giving Boy Sugar, Putting In Padded Box

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

An Arizona couple is suing their son's former school district for allegedly throwing him in a tiny, windowless room for bad behavior they say was caus...

Movie Theater Owners Raise Stakes On Soda Fight

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.17.2012 | Small Business

New York's movie theater owners are gearing up for war over the city's ban of large sugary drinks. Theater owners will likely sue the city rather ...

Sugar By Any Other Name: How The Sweet Stuff Hides In Your Food

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living

If you keep up with health news, you probably know to look out for added sugar in your diet -- a major culprit in the growing rates of obesity, diabet...

Food Companies Say High Fructose Corn Syrup Being 'Unfairly Maligned' In Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Food

* Corn industry fires back at sugar industry * Accuses sugar industry of false advertising * Legal tussle dates back to ...

Cooking Healthy for Kids

David Kirsch | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

As a single father of 3-year-old twin girls and the founder and owner of the Madison Square Club and David Kirsch Wellness Co., staying fit and healthy is at the top of my list. I have always believed that nutrition plays a major part in one's overall wellness quotient.

The Soda Games

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Ironically, much of the commercial advertising during the Olympics featured leading contributors to the obesity epidemic: unhealthy food and sugary beverages.

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches: Summer's New Sugar Rush

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.21.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Here's a little secret, at Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, you can order any of their donuts served cut in half, with a scoop of ice cream in the middle. Chow.com Contributing Editor, Liza de Guia, filed the following report on this 60+ year old donut shop's latest sugar rush creation.

How To Lose 10 Pounds, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz gave me tips on losing 10 pounds without making huge lifestyle changes when he visited me...

Retraining Your Tastebuds: The Secret To A Healthy Diet?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Taste buds can be rehabilitated. They are, in fact, very malleable little fellas: When they can't be with a food they love, they can quite readily learn to love the food they're with.

Can We Engage in Reasoned Discourse on Crucial Health Care Concerns Rather Than Invoking References to a "Nanny State?"

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

It's crucial for our individual health and the health of our society to step away from easy labels and to dig into accurate, factual, scientific data derived from careful, logical research and to see what it means for public policy.

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

How To Start Eating Healthy In Midlife, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Is it too late to start eating healthy when you are middle-aged? Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer taught me about improving eating habits in mid...

Why Mayor Bloomberg Needs a Refresher in High School History

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Ferroni

We would like to think that the government consists of men and women who are intelligent, logical and selfless individuals; sadly this is often not th...

Weighing in on Sugary Beverages and Obesity

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Significantly reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is a key component in solving America's obesity crisis.

Choosing the Right Breakfast Cereal

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

The cereal aisle in a supermarket can be as intimidating as walking into a room of complete strangers. Think of this as your cereal code book. Following the criteria here will help you make better choices when it comes to your cereal bowl.

Worse Than Sugar: What's in Your Soda?

Jonathan Galland | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Galland

In its ability to pack on the body fat, high-fructose corn syrup appears to be worse than sugar.

The Real Barriers To Changing Our Soda Habit

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We can make health a prevailing cultural meme by replacing our unconscious adaptations with conscious choices. It's true, we are adapted to like sweet. But we are also adapted to be terrestrial -- yet can learn to swim, and to hold our breath under water.

Sure, Mock Bloomberg But Take Him Seriously

Karen Bergreen | Posted 08.07.2012 | New York
Karen Bergreen

Why do donuts get the key to the city and the soda gets thrown under the bus? I don't know if I like Bloomberg's proposal. Like my rules at home, it seems arbitrary. But the problem is complicated and we need to keep talking about it.

Don't Want to Quit or Reduce Sugar? First, Find Your Biggest Sugar 'Whys'

Connie Bennett | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Are you angry with yourself because you can't seem to turn down tempting desserts or other empty-calorie carbs -- even though you began your day determined to eat cleanly?

Banning Big Gulps Won't Fix Our Big Obesity Problem

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 08.04.2012 | Food
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

The real issue with sugary beverages isn't that some people drink large amounts, it's that many people drink relatively small amounts. And banning large-sized drinks does little to address that issue.

Why New York City Should Ban Supersize Sugary Beverages

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Given the health consequences and enormous cost of our country's obesity epidemic, it is time to return eating less. And banning the large sizes of unhealthy sugar-sweetened beverages is a good place to begin.