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Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

Lurking Truth in Recent Studies

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science
David H. Newman, M.D.

Last month a study of siblings found that breastfeeding conferred no health advantages, while a second study declared older paternal age to be associated with psychiatric problems in children. A third study found no link between saturated fats and heart disease. It was a month of unexpected, and sometimes unsettling, science.

Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: What's the Real Connection?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

A review just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that current evidence does not support limiting saturated fat or increasing polyunsaturated fat for preventing heart disease. But the important message in the study, which I reveal below, gets lost in the oversimplified headline and cheesy photo.

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.

Never Eat These FrankenFats

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Recently, the FDA issued a ban on all trans fats, deeming them unsafe for human consumption, and it's about time! For more than 20 years, the science has shown these fake FrankenFats to be hazardous to our health. Thankfully, the government has finally caught on.

What Statins, Trans Fats, and GMOs Tell Us About Scientific Controversies

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 02.03.2014 | Science
Alison Rose Levy

Climate denial has rightly lead many to unilaterally embrace science as the last bastion of rational thought in an increasingly contentious world. But the question is: Whose science?

Facts on Fat

Krista Yoder Latortue | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Krista Yoder Latortue

Remember, not all fats are bad! Eliminating all fats from your diet will result in missing out on essential nutrients found in unsaturated fats.

Trans Fats: Deadly Consequences of FDA Inaction

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Once again, the market and food producer's profits trump public health. How many people have been harmed while the FDA gave food companies time to reformulate?

Goodbye Trans Fats: What That Really Means for You

Rachel Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Berman

Our food supply is wrought with artificial ingredients that have either been proven to be detrimental to our health, or their health impact is unclear. The bottom line to remember in light of this potential trans fat ban is that not only one ingredient, or lack thereof, does a healthy diet make.

Trans Fat -- On the Way Out

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

At long last, the Food and Drug Administration has announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oil is no longer "generally recognized as safe" for use in food.

What's On the Menu? MenuStat Makes It Easy to Find Out

Dr. Thomas A Farley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Thomas A Farley

There have been many recent efforts to improve the healthfulness of restaurant foods. But until now, there hasn't been an easy, accessible way to compare similar items across many restaurants and to see how the nutritional content of foods has changed.

Out of the Trans Fats and Into the Liars

Brian Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Ross

Unless they ban the twin-terror of HCFS, any claims by the FDA about the GRAS change of trans fats improving the public health are doubtful indeed.

Will You Even Notice The Trans Fat Ban?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 11/13/2013 08:00 AM EST on LiveScience If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed b...

TABLE TALK: Explaining Trans Fats To Kids

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving to ban tran...

Pundit Compares Being Gay To Trans Fats: 'A Hazard To Human Health'

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

You can count the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer among the conservative pundits angered by the Senate's approval of the Employment Non-Di...

5 Foods That Still Have Trans Fats -- But Won't For Long

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Good news: The Food and Drug Administration plans to officially ban trans fats. Research has long shown that these fatty acids, despite being cheap to...

FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans Fats

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade....

4 'Healthwashing' Pitfalls To Watch Out For

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Truly unprocessed food doesn't need to toot its own horn with meaningless call outs and claims, nor is it composed of a litany of ingredients, including artificial flavoring and neon-bright dyes. Above all, remember: The front of a product's packaging is pure marketing -- ingredient lists tell the true tale.

Jason Linkins

Ayo Vladimir Putin, I Got Your American Exceptionalism Right Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin, the oft-shirtless enemy of journalists, has taken to the op-ed pages of The New York Times to troll America's eminen...

Reasonable Certainty of No Harm?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The FDA could easily ban unnecessary ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, mycoprotein, Red 3, and BHA. And it could set safe conditions of use on substances like sugar and salt. But the FDA has done nothing about, or has even defended, each of those unsavory substances.

Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.

What the Twinkie Really Says About America

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

That was pretty scary. We almost lost him. One day he was riding along just as happy as a Ho Ho, and the next the cruel forces of capitalism almost strangled the legendary confection of sponge cake with cream filling, known as the Twinkie, with its own lasso.

Frying, Lying, and Dying: Why Partially Hydrogenate a Healthy Food Into the Worst Meal in America?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

You can find a restaurant meal with more calories -- but when it comes to heart health, this is clearly the worst restaurant meal I've seen in 40 years of looking.

The Deadly Fake Fat Lurking In The Supermarket -- Still!

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is renewing its call to the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, here are some trans fat traps that our investigators found on a recent tour of the supermarket.

What The Food Industry Doesn't Want You To Know

Robert Lustig, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Lustig, M.D.

What about our food? Paracelsus would argue -- real food is food, but processed food is poison. Literally. Because processed food has been overloaded, and you've been overdosed. What allows the food industry to overdose us, and why is it legal?