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My Dearest Sweetheart: It's Over! A Public Breakup

Henry Freeman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Henry Freeman

Sweetie, you have been so very sweet to me over the years and I really enjoyed your company so many times. But I have bad news for you today: I'm ...

Can't Stop Craving Carbs?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Let's continue our exploration of cravings. In my last post, we discussed how stress causes us to crave carbs. I also mentioned that sometimes, simply being hungry will do the same since carbs readily convert to glucose.

What Do You Crave?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Cravings are, to me, some of the most interesting and most frustrating things when making lifestyle changes that involve food, alcohol or smoking, particularly because these habits often have a physiological origin.

The 5 Top Food Trends Of 2012

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

The expo portion of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo draws more than 350 exhibitors. Here, new products are launched and food trends come to life. Here are the top five food trends spotted at this year's expo.

The Two Worst Foods in the World

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Drop those two "foods" from your diet, and the guardian angels of your health and well-being will be sending you a heartfelt and passionate "thank you!"

Eat This Later In Life And You May Lose Your Mind

Posted 10.17.2012 | Fifty

In a world filled with nonstop ideas on what people should and should not eat comes a new study highlighting even more dangers associated with carbs a...

Scared Off Candy? Halloween Just Got Sweeter

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

An FDA advisory committee determined that the science was too weak to support a ban on artificial food dyes or a warning label on foods that contain them, despite the fact that popular dyes like Blue 1, Red 4 and Yellow 5 have all been linked to allergic reactions and hyperactivity.

The Sweet Life: Protect Yourself Against Sugar Toxicity and Diabetes

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Sweeteners condition our taste buds to want more sweet. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar triggers your brain and body to want sugar most of the time. If your blood sugar dips down, your body gets a signal to eat more sugar. It's almost as if your system has been hijacked.

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...