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  • Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrhea

    Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrhea

    Probiotics — those products that promise to replenish your gut’s 'healthy' microbes — do seem to help prevent dangerous diarrhea, researchers reported on Thursday.
    - 30 May 13, 11:03pm -
  • People think they're eating less than they are

    People think they're eating less than they are

    People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated…
    - 24 May 13, 7:30pm -
  • Report questioning salt guidelines riles heart experts
    An unusual medical brawl erupted on Tuesday when the influential Institute of Medicine issued a report questioning the basis of years of advice for Americans to cut their salt intake in half.
    - 14 May 13, 4:07pm -
  • Chris Christie's weight-loss procedure doesn't always work

    Chris Christie's weight-loss procedure doesn't always work

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed that he's had gastric-band weight-loss surgery, which experts say has the least amount of short-term risk but also yields the least amount of weight loss.
    - 7 May 13, 9:05pm -
  • Caffeinated gum raises health buzz

    Caffeinated gum raises health buzz

    A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
    - 29 Apr 13, 10:53pm -
  • Dr. Oz's tips for losing those last 10 pounds

    Dr. Oz's tips for losing those last 10 pounds

    Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.
    - 11 Mar 13, 7:24pm -
  • How First Lady won over Miss. on school lunches
    Despite its deeply red political leanings, it was Mississippi that early on embraced the first lady’s ideas about healthy food, and was the site where Mrs. Obama kicked off a two day, three-city tour touting the three-year anniversary of her “Let…
    - 1 Mar 13, 12:43am -
  • Why snacking at night is bad for you
    Eating that bowl of Cocoa Puffs at night may be much worse than having it in the morning. The body tends to turn more of that food into fat at night, while turning it into fuel during the day, new research suggests.
    - 22 Feb 13, 9:40pm -
  • High-glycemic foods tied to diabetes risk
    People who eat a lot of low-fiber and processed foods that quickly spike blood sugars may, not surprisingly, have a significantly higher risk of the most common form of diabetes, according to a new study.
    - 14 Feb 13, 10:47pm -
  • New rules would make school snacks healthier
    The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.
    - 1 Feb 13, 5:34pm -
  • Yogurt lovers have better diets
    People who like yogurt may enjoy a better-balanced diet and get more key nutrients than people who never eat the cultured dairy product, new research shows.
    - 24 Jan 13, 11:48pm -
  • Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist says

    Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist says

    Unhappy with the slow pace efforts to curb America’s obesity epidemic, a prominent bioethicist is proposing an “edgier strategy” to promote weight loss: more social stigma. But others disagree sharply with Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center…
    - 24 Jan 13, 12:40am -
  • Forget diets: Cutting fat keeps you slim
    Swapping fatty foods for low-fat alternatives will keep you slim - and now there's World Health Organization-backed research to prove it.
    - 7 Dec 12, 12:16am -
  • 8 sneaky ways to avoid holiday pounds

    8 sneaky ways to avoid holiday pounds

    Trying to lose those pesky 10 pounds you gained on summer vacation or wondering how to prevent packing them on over the holidays? New research shows it can be done, 100 calories at a time.
    - 25 Nov 12, 5:49pm -
  • Even top nutritionists mourn the end of Twinkies

    Even top nutritionists mourn the end of Twinkies

    Ok, admit it. With the threat that Hostess Brands could really go out of business, you are seriously considering a run to the grocery store to stock up on Twinkies. And you are not alone; they evoke such sweet memories that even top nutritionists are…
    - 16 Nov 12, 8:47pm -
  • LA declares 'Meatless Mondays' in vegetarian campaign
    Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week.
    - 10 Nov 12, 9:41am -
  • Extra pounds may put you in the hospital
    Regardless of lifestyle and other health-related factors, heavier people were more likely than lean ones to be hospitalized for a variety of conditions, according to an Australian study. What's more, this was the case not just for obese people but al…
    - 22 Oct 12, 12:47am -
  • Cow named Daisy makes reduced-allergy milk

    Cow named Daisy makes reduced-allergy milk

    People allergic to whey may be able to drink newly engineered milk without the unpleasant digestive consequences, according to research released Monday.
    - 1 Oct 12, 10:09pm -
  • She lost nearly 80 pounds on a 'Starbucks diet'

    She lost nearly 80 pounds on a 'Starbucks diet'

    Christine Hall didn’t join an expensive weight-loss program or sign up for a meal-delivery service to help her lose nearly 80 pounds. In fact, she never even goes to the grocery store.
    - 13 Sep 12, 9:53pm -
  • 6 delicious ways to snack on superfood chia

    6 delicious ways to snack on superfood chia

    Chia is an ancient seed that dates back to the Aztecs, who used it as a source of energy and endurance. Now, it's all the rage as a healthy ingredient. From peanut butter to chips, here are tasty ways to incorporate chia in your snacking.
    - 12 Sep 12, 6:32pm -
  • McDonald's adds calorie information to menus
    The world's biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday.
    - 12 Sep 12, 6:07pm -
  • Genetically modified 'golden rice' tested on kids?
    China's health authorities will investigate allegations that genetically modified rice was tested on Chinese children as part of a Sino-U.S. research project, state media said Tuesday.
    - 11 Sep 12, 8:54am -
  • Study: Heavy teens eat fewer calories than peers
    The findings illustrate the difficulty of losing weight by cutting calories alone, especially when the weight is gained early in life, the researchers said.  
    - 10 Sep 12, 6:56pm -
  • Organic food no more nutritious than non-organic
    Organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional varieties when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, according to a new review of the evidence.
    - 4 Sep 12, 5:29pm -
  • Bagged lettuce or bulk? Experts offer food safety advice

    Bagged lettuce or bulk? Experts offer food safety advice

    A new recall of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salad marks the sixth time since April that the nation’s top producers of bagged lettuce have pulled products because of worries about food safety.
    - 31 Aug 12, 12:28pm -
  • Weight loss surgery helps prevent diabetes
    Treating obese people with weight loss surgery dramatically delays or prevents the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
    - 22 Aug 12, 11:16pm -
  • Diet supplements linked to bleeding, deaths
    The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Reumofan dietary supplements, after receiving reports of bleeding, stroke and death among people taking the pills.
    - 22 Aug 12, 1:40pm -
  • School lunches: How to get kids to eat healthy

    School lunches: How to get kids to eat healthy

    There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.
    - 20 Aug 12, 7:38pm -
  • Vitamin C may lessen effects of air pollution

    Vitamin C may lessen effects of air pollution

    There's another reason to eat fruits and veggies: A diet rich in them may lessen the harmful effects of air pollution for people suffering from chronic lung diseases.
    - 17 Aug 12, 6:02pm -
  • 13 rules for dining out on a diet

    13 rules for dining out on a diet

    On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. That could be enough to bust any diet. But these tips will help you dine out, have fun and navigate any menu to make smart choices.
    - 12 Aug 12, 3:27pm -
  • Key to dieting: Keep treats out of sight

    Key to dieting: Keep treats out of sight

    People who lose the most weight may be those who can overcome urges when they see, smell or dream about something tasty, researchers said this week. And their study adds to a growing body of evidence that another key to success is keeping a food diar…
    - 3 Aug 12, 12:20pm -
  • Americans in denial about weight gain, study says

    Americans in denial about weight gain, study says

    Researchers from the University of Washington found that people often think they are losing weight when they aren’t, according to research published in the August issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.
    - 1 Aug 12, 6:15pm -
  • Study: Nearly half drop weight-loss programs
    High drop-out rates are in line with those seen in other studies and are a barrier to reducing obesity rates, the researchers said.
    - 1 Aug 12, 5:39pm -
  • Gluten-free: food fad or alternative remedy?

    Gluten-free: food fad or alternative remedy?

    It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.
    - 31 Jul 12, 6:41pm -
  • Devices don't work to save kids in hot cars

    Devices don't work to save kids in hot cars

    Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.
    - 30 Jul 12, 4:56pm -
  • Poll: Half of Americans guzzle soda everyday

    Poll: Half of Americans guzzle soda everyday

    For about half of U.S. adults, soda is a daily drink, according to a new Gallup poll.
    - 24 Jul 12, 5:32pm -
  • New diet drugs? They won't be easy to get

    New diet drugs? They won't be easy to get

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved two new diet drugs in a week. But don't expect to get either Qysmia or Belviq easily, health experts say.
    - 19 Jul 12, 2:57pm -
  • Poll: Obesity a bigger problem than smoking
    The percentage of people in the U.S. who say that obesity is an extremely serious problem for society is now higher than the percentage saying the same thing about cigarette-smoking, according to a new Gallup poll.
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:48pm -
  • FDA approves weight-loss drug Qsymia
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new weight loss drug Qsymia on Tuesday, adding to a very skimpy arsenal of drugs Americans can take to battle severe obesity.
    - 17 Jul 12, 11:56pm -
  • Want to lose weight? Adopt these 3 habits

    Want to lose weight? Adopt these 3 habits

    Women who were most successful at losing weight kept track of their food intake in a journal, didn't skip meals and avoided eating out, according to a new study.
    - 13 Jul 12, 7:46pm -
  • FDA OKs first new weight-loss pill in 13 years
    Federal Food and Drug Administration officials approved a new weight-loss pill Wednesday, giving the nod to Belviq used in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise to combat obesity.
    - 27 Jun 12, 5:58pm -
  • Low-carb diets may burn the most calories
    Researchers found that overweight people burned 350 more calories a day, on average, when they ate a low-carbohydrate diet, than when they ate a low-fat diet.
    - 26 Jun 12, 9:41pm -
  • Study: Photos of treats may spark cravings

    Study: Photos of treats may spark cravings

    Just glancing at a photo of a rich and gooey chocolate cake can set your brain circuits sparking, switching on cravings and revving up your appetite, a new study shows.
    - 26 Jun 12, 8:10pm -
  • An apple a day may help fight obesity

    An apple a day may help fight obesity

    A compound found in apple peels called ursolic acid may protect against obesity, a new study in mice suggests.
    - 22 Jun 12, 4:58pm -
  • Is healthy food really more expensive?

    Is healthy food really more expensive?

    Contrary to popular belief, it can actually cost more to eat badly. In fact, a new government report finds that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy – typically cost less than items high in saturated fat and added sugars…
    - 17 May 12, 6:47pm -
  • How to avoid weight gain? Eat on a schedule
    A new study of  mice finds that when we eat may be an important factor in preventing weight gain.
    - 17 May 12, 6:06pm -
  • Coffee lovers lower death risk, study says

    Coffee lovers lower death risk, study says

    Coffee drinkers who worry about the jolt of java it takes to get them going in the morning might just as well relax and pour another cup.
    - 16 May 12, 9:00pm -
  • America's hatred of fat hurts obesity fight
    It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic.
    - 11 May 12, 5:35pm -
  • New weight loss drug a step closer to approval
    Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the U.S. in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks.
    - 10 May 12, 8:46pm -
  • Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity
    Fighting obesity will require changes everywhere Americans live, work, play and learn, says a major new report that outlines dozens of options — from building more walkable neighborhoods to zoning limits on fast-food restaurants to selling healthie…
    - 8 May 12, 11:29pm -
  • Is healthy weight impossible for many Americans?
    America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday.
    - 8 May 12, 1:37pm -
  • No end to US obesity epidemic, forecast shows
    More bad news about Americans' waistlines: They're only going to get bigger.  Already, about a third of people are obese. By 2030, it is estimated 42 percent of the population will be.
    - 7 May 12, 11:20pm -
  • Berry good news: These may protect your brain

    Berry good news: These may protect your brain

    Women who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who had a higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, as shown by their scores on memory and thin…
    - 27 Apr 12, 5:04pm -

Google

  • newThe Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet - Huffington Post
    The Pros and Cons of the Paleo DietHuffington PostYou've probably heard about the Paleo diet; maybe you've even tried it. The "primal eating" trend is everywhere. Paleo, of course, encourages us to eat like our ancient ancestors did. The concept is t…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 12:32pm -
  • newSteelmaker says it can put pickups on a diet - Automotive News

    Steelmaker says it can put pickups on a diet - Automotive News

    Economic TimesSteelmaker says it can put pickups on a dietAutomotive NewsCALVERT, Ala. -- ArcelorMittal has a message for automakers scrambling to hit tougher fuel economy targets that come into effect in 2025: You don't have to make trucks out of al…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 12:24pm -
  • newWhy it's so hard to change our diet - The Tennessean
    Why it's so hard to change our dietThe TennesseanBut poor diets are massively difficult to change — even more so than other unhealthy choices, such as smoking or excessive drinking, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Econo…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 8:46am -
  • Eating For Beauty: The Best Diet For Healthy, Clear Skin - Forbes

    Eating For Beauty: The Best Diet For Healthy, Clear Skin - Forbes

    ForbesEating For Beauty: The Best Diet For Healthy, Clear SkinForbesIf you crash diet or eat highly processed foods, your skin won't be as strong and supple as it could be. For example, if you don't eat enough protein, you are depriving your skin of…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 2:30pm -
  • A dairy diet is only as good as the data used to formulate it - Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
    A dairy diet is only as good as the data used to formulate itOhio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag NetThe typical process of formulating a diet for dairy cows goes as follows: (1) sample the forages on the farm, (2) send the samples to a good lab, (3) w…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 12:29pm -
  • My Problem With the Paleo Diet - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    My Problem With the Paleo Diet - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    Wall Street Journal (blog)My Problem With the Paleo DietWall Street Journal (blog)Stone-age diets. In 2013, the Paleo diet, was the most searched for diet in Google . The stone-age diet proposes that humans were built to eat a hunter-gather diet (lea…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 10:02am -
  • The Weight May Be Over: New Diet Drug Approved - Parade

    The Weight May Be Over: New Diet Drug Approved - Parade

    Business InsiderThe Weight May Be Over: New Diet Drug ApprovedParadeThere's news on the diet pill landscape, with Contrave gaining approval this week to be sold here in the U.S. It's the third weight-loss medication on the market, joining Qsyamia and…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 8:47pm -

The New York Times

  • newRecipes for Health: A Week of Focaccia

    Recipes for Health: A Week of Focaccia

    The combination of the savory, woody rosemary and the sweet fruit may inspire you to eat the breads at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 4:53pm -
  • newPhys Ed: Sit Less, Live Longer?

    Phys Ed: Sit Less, Live Longer?

    If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus.
    - 5 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 2:20pm -
  • Well: Select Drugs Cause Most Childhood Poisonings

    Well: Select Drugs Cause Most Childhood Poisonings

    Twelve active ingredients were involved in almost half of hospitalizations of children for prescription drug poisoning, a new study found.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 5:53pm -

Huffington Post (Diet)

  • newMichelle Konstantinovsky: 4 All-Natural Supermodel Beauty Tips to Avoid
    The problem I have is not necessarily with this lovely lady author, but with the seemingly never-ending cycle we're caught in whenever these damaging, destructive, inaccurate, ridiculous "healthy-living" tips are circulated. Read more: S…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 12:55pm -
  • newDavid Katz, M.D.: A Cacophony of Culinary Lunatics
    The very ingredient some rail against is the very ingredient others recommend, with equal passion and conviction, as the substitute for the thing they know to be the true source of all evil in the kitchen. Read more: Cuisinicity, Healthy…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 12:45pm -
  • newRachel Lincoln Sarnoff: High Time for a High-Fructose Detox
    Got a taste for something sweet? Avoid high-fructose corn syrup. You can't argue the evidence: 48 percent of Americans drink between seven and 14 HFCS... Read more: High Fructose Corn Syrup Health Risks, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar-F…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 11:12am -
  • newJohn Berardi, Ph.D.: The Pros And Cons Of The Paleo Diet
    The concept is this: Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits. Therefore, the Paleo proponents argue, to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider bas…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 8:29am -
  • Jill Herzig: 5 Ways You Change When You Hang Out With Dr. Oz
    Every job change comes with lifestyle changes: You adjust to a different commute, switch your coffee place, maybe spiff up your wardrobe (a handbag up... Read more: Dr. Oz, Career, Health, Jobs, Work-Life Balance, Diet, Tea, Magazines, F…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 6:39pm -
  • Tony Posnanski: Dear Abby's Non-Apology Is Ridiculous
    You said, "it's important to make beneficial lifestyle changes to promote healthy weight, just as it is important to have healthy self-esteem." You are trying to tell people that you can only feel good about yourself if you are not fat.…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:58pm -
  • Beth Rosen: 5 Ways You Can Help An Overweight Child
    While scrolling through my timeline on Facebook last week, I came across a post about a child who had been put on a "cleanse" to lose weight. I cannot tell you how that made my blood boil!! Read more: Healthy Eating, Overweight Kids, Par…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 5:35pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: What You Should Eat, and Why You Should Eat It!
    For the span of a month, cutting fat produced better overall results in identical twin doctors. But that's not the point. The point is they both agreed that neither, restricted diet was something they would be inclined to maintain. Read…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 3:24pm -
  • Wray Herbert: Do We Have an Internal Calorie Counter?
    Most of us don't even know what a gram of apple or an ounce of milk looks like, so how can we possibly calculate a sensible portion? Well, perhaps arithmetic is not required, and it may even be misleading. Read more: Neuroimaging, Neuros…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:37pm -
  • Carol E Wyer: Are You Ready for Aging?
    It is imperative you maintain a sense of humor. That will help you hugely since after all, getting older is not for sissies. Read more: Healthy Eating, Fifty, Ageing Alliance, Information, Humour, Exercise, Diet, Ageing, Advice, Charitie…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:20pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Salt In The Wound
    Hypothetically, we could find ourselves in trouble by eating too little salt. But hypothetically, we could incur injury from an excess of oxygen. That's not a good reason to stop breathing. Read more: Salt, Healthy Living Health News, So…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 3:09pm -
  • Stefanos N. Kales: Can "Eating Like a Greek" Lead to Healthier Workplaces and Schools?
    The diet is defined by a high intake of extra virgin olive oil, fruits, vegetables, other plant proteins and fibers (nuts and legumes), unrefined whole grains, and fish. Read more: Healthy Eating, Mediterranean Food, Greek Food, Extra Vi…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:55am -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Whole Wheat-ifying School Lunch: Could It Work?
    A donut made with whole-wheat flour is just slightly healthier that the refined wheat one, but that doesn't make it into a healthy food, and the whole wheat-ification might confuse us into forgetting it's a food to consume rarely. Read m…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:58pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: HOW to Eat Well
    To get to the relevance of "how," we must overcome the spurious debates about "what." You certainly can't get there from here if you can't acknowledge where "there" is. We do know, but our culture needs to admit that we know. The profitable market fo…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:03pm -
  • Celia Kaye: Gluten-Free? So No Potatoes
    For some, cross-contamination might not be as harmful as it is to others. But if someone says "I'm gluten-free," whose responsibility is it to make sure that "gluten-free" means "cross-contamination-free" to the chef? Read more: Gluten-F…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 12:10pm -
  • Margaret Marshall: Where Does Your Food Preference Originate?
    You may normally think you eat food because it's food, and don't eat other things, because they're not. But a look at other cultures will show you tha... Read more: Healthy Living Health News, Ethnicity, Margaret Marshall, Hofstra Univer…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 11:13am -
  • 5 Foods That Might As Well Be The Fountain Of Youth
    Yes, we've heard the hype about various fad diets, from the gluten-free craze, to Paleo, to low fat, to no carbs. But forget waist-whittling and weigh... Read more: Fountain of Youth, Healthy Food, Healthy Eating, Aging Gracefully, Fifty…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 7:55am -
  • Jen Picicci: Quit Turning Your Food Rules Up to 11
    What you need is a middle ground. It's really okay to have a green smoothie for breakfast but at lunch eat a giant meat sandwich. Or once in a while you can have a piece of cheesecake for dinner and still be totally okay with it and still love yourse…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Sep 14, 6:54pm -
  • Elle Penner: Is Low-Carb Really King of Weight Loss?
    As it turns out, the study doesn't actually prove that low-carb diets lead to greater weight loss compared to low-fat diets. Instead, it shows consuming fewer carbohydrates may increase protein consumption, and something about that combination seems…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Sep 14, 1:42pm -
  • What We Can Really Learn From That Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Diet Study
    A new study comparing low-carbohydrate diets to low-fat diets is making waves with the finding that cutting down on carbs not only results in more dra... Read more: Low Carbohydrate Diet Study, Low Carb Diet, Atkins Diet, Lydia Bazzano,…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 11:31am -
  • Neal Barnard, M.D.: Low-Carb Beats 'Low-Fat'? Take a Closer Look
    Don't be fooled by the promises of riding your way to good health and a slim figure on a river of ice cream and butter. Stick with what scientists have known for decades: A low-fat, plant-based diet is decidedly best for our health. Read…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 5:18pm -
  • Elliott Negin: 'Better' Burgers Worse For Your Health, No Better For The Climate
    Americans' love affair with beef has consequences beyond our borders. According to Boucher's 2012 study, U.S. beef consumption helps drive tropical deforestation, which is now responsible for about 10 percent of the world's carbon emissions. As deman…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 10:07am -
  • If You Love Pasta But Not The Carbs, Let Us Introduce You To Shirataki 'Miracle' Noodles
    Here's how a bag of wet noodles stacks up to a cheap box of pasta. Read more: Tofu Noodles, Gluten Free, Tofu, Tofu Recipes, Low Carb Pasta, Low Carb Diet, Low Calorie Spaghetti, Gluten Free Spaghetti, Low Calorie Pasta, Shirataki Noodle…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • A Call For A Low-Carb Diet
    People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the... Read more: Low-Carb-Diet, Healthy Living News
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:02am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Diet Research, Stuck in the Stone Age
    This was a study designed to generate a predictably useless, misleading, and potentially harmful answer to an egregiously silly and perhaps even willfully disingenuous question. If science were generally this bad, we would never have exited the Stone…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:34am -

Huffington Post (Diet & Nutrition)

  • newRachel Lincoln Sarnoff: High Time for a High-Fructose Detox
    Got a taste for something sweet? Avoid high-fructose corn syrup. You can't argue the evidence: 48 percent of Americans drink between seven and 14 HFCS... Read more: High Fructose Corn Syrup Health Risks, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar-F…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 11:12am -
  • newJohn Berardi, Ph.D.: The Pros And Cons Of The Paleo Diet
    The concept is this: Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits. Therefore, the Paleo proponents argue, to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider bas…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 8:29am -
  • Jill Herzig: 5 Ways You Change When You Hang Out With Dr. Oz
    Every job change comes with lifestyle changes: You adjust to a different commute, switch your coffee place, maybe spiff up your wardrobe (a handbag up... Read more: Dr. Oz, Career, Health, Jobs, Work-Life Balance, Diet, Tea, Magazines, F…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 6:39pm -
  • Tony Posnanski: Dear Abby's Non-Apology Is Ridiculous
    You said, "it's important to make beneficial lifestyle changes to promote healthy weight, just as it is important to have healthy self-esteem." You are trying to tell people that you can only feel good about yourself if you are not fat.…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:58pm -
  • Kirsi Paalanen: 4 Warning Signs That You're Burning the Candle at Both Ends
    But stress and exhaustion crept in and hit me like a ton of bricks. It literally felt that way. For the rest of that day I lay in bed scared, drained and weak thinking to myself, "What if this had happened when I was driving? Or going down the stairs…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 11:03am -
  • The Myth Of Comfort Food
    By Tom JacobsWhat's your favorite "comfort food"? You know you have one -- a treat you use to soothe bruised feelings following some distressing... Read more: Healthy Eating, Comfort Food, Pacific Standard, Comfort Food Myth, Diet and…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 7:43am -
  • Beth Rosen: 5 Ways You Can Help An Overweight Child
    While scrolling through my timeline on Facebook last week, I came across a post about a child who had been put on a "cleanse" to lose weight. I cannot tell you how that made my blood boil!! Read more: Healthy Eating, Overweight Kids, Par…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 5:35pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: What You Should Eat, and Why You Should Eat It!
    For the span of a month, cutting fat produced better overall results in identical twin doctors. But that's not the point. The point is they both agreed that neither, restricted diet was something they would be inclined to maintain. Read…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 3:24pm -
  • Wray Herbert: Do We Have an Internal Calorie Counter?
    Most of us don't even know what a gram of apple or an ounce of milk looks like, so how can we possibly calculate a sensible portion? Well, perhaps arithmetic is not required, and it may even be misleading. Read more: Neuroimaging, Neuros…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:37pm -
  • Carol E Wyer: Are You Ready for Aging?
    It is imperative you maintain a sense of humor. That will help you hugely since after all, getting older is not for sissies. Read more: Healthy Eating, Fifty, Ageing Alliance, Information, Humour, Exercise, Diet, Ageing, Advice, Charitie…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:20pm -
  • 10 Mistakes That Make Cravings Worse
    By Jessica MigalaCravings. Such a dirty word when you're trying to lose weight or keep it off. No matter what your "I-want-it-now" food is -- pi... Read more: Food Cravings, Mistakes Make Cravings Worse, Cravings Mistakes, Hack-Your-L…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 10:08am -
  • 5 Foods This Nutritionist Won't Eat
    By Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD for YouBeauty.comA big part of my job involves diving daily into the latest research on food. Although the internet, TV... Read more: Healthy Eating, Foods Nutritionist Won't Eat, Youbeauty, Nutritionist Food…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Sep 14, 11:22am -
  • WATCH: Why This Actress Thinks Health Starts With 'Listening To Your Body'
    It can seem like everyone has an opinion about what you need to live a healthy lifestyle -- but sometimes, a healthier life is as simple as listening ... Read more: Eating Habits, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Movement, Exercise, Nutri…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 6:20pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Salt In The Wound
    Hypothetically, we could find ourselves in trouble by eating too little salt. But hypothetically, we could incur injury from an excess of oxygen. That's not a good reason to stop breathing. Read more: Salt, Healthy Living Health News, So…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 3:09pm -
  • Jen Picicci: 5 Reasons You Should Break Your Own Diet Rules
    You are your most valuable asset, and you're also stuck with yourself for a long, long time. With that in mind, use last night's cookie hoedown as a way to figure out the ways in which you need to take better care of yourself instead of yelling at yo…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 8:15am -
  • William Lambers: Iraq, Syria Plan Must Include Food for Hungry
    Winter is fast approaching and displaced Iraqis are in need of adequate shelter. A hunger winter could be facing millions of Iraqis. The international community needs to plan adequately to respond to this growing emergency in the Middle East.…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 5:46pm -
  • Katherine Patton: Change Your Diet With the Seasons: Foods to Choose This Summer
    Many of us, especially athletes, have our staple meals and snacks that we turn to on a daily basis to fuel us through exercise and the day-to-day grind. Keeping meals and snacks consistent is a good way to stabilize energy levels and maintain digesti…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 3:43pm -
  • Stefanos N. Kales: Can "Eating Like a Greek" Lead to Healthier Workplaces and Schools?
    The diet is defined by a high intake of extra virgin olive oil, fruits, vegetables, other plant proteins and fibers (nuts and legumes), unrefined whole grains, and fish. Read more: Healthy Eating, Mediterranean Food, Greek Food, Extra Vi…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:55am -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Whole Wheat-ifying School Lunch: Could It Work?
    A donut made with whole-wheat flour is just slightly healthier that the refined wheat one, but that doesn't make it into a healthy food, and the whole wheat-ification might confuse us into forgetting it's a food to consume rarely. Read m…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:58pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: HOW to Eat Well
    To get to the relevance of "how," we must overcome the spurious debates about "what." You certainly can't get there from here if you can't acknowledge where "there" is. We do know, but our culture needs to admit that we know. The profitable market fo…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:03pm -
  • Celia Kaye: Gluten-Free? So No Potatoes
    For some, cross-contamination might not be as harmful as it is to others. But if someone says "I'm gluten-free," whose responsibility is it to make sure that "gluten-free" means "cross-contamination-free" to the chef? Read more: Gluten-F…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 12:10pm -
  • Liz Wilson: Beyond the Paradox: Realising Africa's Agricultural Revolution (AGRF 2014)
    Africa spends about $35 billion per year importing food. Imagine if it went to our farmers and fishing communities instead. Attending the Alliance f... Read more: Agriculture, International Development, Finance, Africa, Government, Sca…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 11:25am -

Huffington Post (Nutrition)

  • David Katz, M.D.: Salt In The Wound
    Hypothetically, we could find ourselves in trouble by eating too little salt. But hypothetically, we could incur injury from an excess of oxygen. That's not a good reason to stop breathing. Read more: Salt, Healthy Living Health News, So…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 3:09pm -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Whole Wheat-ifying School Lunch: Could It Work?
    A donut made with whole-wheat flour is just slightly healthier that the refined wheat one, but that doesn't make it into a healthy food, and the whole wheat-ification might confuse us into forgetting it's a food to consume rarely. Read m…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:58pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: HOW to Eat Well
    To get to the relevance of "how," we must overcome the spurious debates about "what." You certainly can't get there from here if you can't acknowledge where "there" is. We do know, but our culture needs to admit that we know. The profitable market fo…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:03pm -
  • Neal Barnard, M.D.: Low-Carb Beats 'Low-Fat'? Take a Closer Look
    Don't be fooled by the promises of riding your way to good health and a slim figure on a river of ice cream and butter. Stick with what scientists have known for decades: A low-fat, plant-based diet is decidedly best for our health. Read…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 5:18pm -
  • Elliott Negin: 'Better' Burgers Worse For Your Health, No Better For The Climate
    Americans' love affair with beef has consequences beyond our borders. According to Boucher's 2012 study, U.S. beef consumption helps drive tropical deforestation, which is now responsible for about 10 percent of the world's carbon emissions. As deman…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 10:07am -
  • Crystal Wells: With Fighting, There Will Be Too Much Famine
    "If peace comes, we will go home," she says, wiping sweat from her brow. "We will rebuild our tukuls [homes] and send our children to school. If [peace does not come] we will stay here, because we have nowhere to go." Read more: Relief,…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:19pm -
  • Next Jump: Tips for Incorporating Wellness into Every Day
    I have the great fortune of working for a company that values the health of its employees as one of its foundational principles. Even better, I am now in a position where I am helping others achieve that sense of health and wellbeing that I once lack…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:56pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Diet Research, Stuck in the Stone Age
    This was a study designed to generate a predictably useless, misleading, and potentially harmful answer to an egregiously silly and perhaps even willfully disingenuous question. If science were generally this bad, we would never have exited the Stone…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:34am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Loving Food That Loves Us Back, Extra Space at The Table
    There is a geographical midpoint between living to eat, and eating to live. It's where health comes from the pursuit of pleasure, and pleasure comes from the pursuit of health. Read more: Cuisinicity, Culinary Arts, Healthy Living Health…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:14am -
  • A Creative Way To Inspire Kids To Eat Healthy
    How can we get children excited about eating fruits and vegetables?Lisa Helfman, founder of Brighter Bites, joined HuffPost Life host Caroline Mod... Read more: Eating Habits, Video, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Hpl, Children-Eat-Healthy…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:06am -
  • Juliet Linley: 10 Signs You Have Become a Mamma Italiana
    As an expat mom in Italy, you are initially confused, then bemused, by many parenting practices in the land of Mamma Mia. Read more: Pizza, Kids, Nutrition, Mothering, Gelato, Rome, Italy, Parenting, Parents News
    - 19 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:00pm -
  • James Clear: The Ultimate Guide To Building A New Habit
    Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. But there can be a lot of information out there, and most of it isn't very simple to dig…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 8:37am -
  • This App Could Help Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits
    There are numerous apps out there to help adults track their food consumption and lose weight, but what about an app that helps children develop healt... Read more: Healthy Living, Kids Eating Healthy, Hpl, Children Nutrition, Third Metr…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 4:48pm -
  • Dr. Victor Schwartz: Tips for Managing your Emotional Health on Campus
    College is about learning and growing. In order to do this most effectively your physical and emotional health need to be in good condition. Here are some steps you can take to support your success. Read more: Mental Health, College, Nut…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 3:52pm -
  • John Tarnoff: 3 Top Tips For Portion Sizes And Weight Control
    Most of the health focus of the boomer Generation is on how we're living longer. The assumption is that we are healthier, take better care of ourselves, and make healthier choices, including diet and exercise. Nothing could be farther from the truth.…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 1:53pm -
  • Margaret Marshall: Don't Be Fooled by the Diet Industry
    Take back your control. Don't be fooled by the commercialism of weight loss, the false promises, and the celebrities who are paid for their endorsements. A healthy weight loss is not a race, because there is no finish line. Read more: He…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 10:43am -
  • Elle Penner: 5 Big Benefits Of Coconut Oil
    If it's not in your kitchen cabinet already, consider adding coconut oil to your collection. Read more: Healthy Cooking Oils, Cooking Oil, Saturated Fat, Nutrition, Lauric Acid, Diet and Nutrition, Coconut, Coconut Health Benefits, Slide…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 8:23am -
  • Marian Wright Edelman: 'Who's Looking for Me?': God's and America's Invisible Children
    I hope every Black leader, parent, grandparent and preacher will mount a united and irresistible voice to end the structural exclusion of millions of children from the education and other opportunities required to keep them from dead-end lives.…
    - 26 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:04pm -
  • Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.: Diet Soda: Builds Desire, Decreases Satisfaction
    The question of what these sweeteners do to our body -- and by what mechanism -- is far from settled, but this study adds to the realization that looking just at calorie counts, without thinking a little more about the actual ingredients, might not b…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:53pm -
  • Nicole Scott: What I Want My Children to Know About Food and Fitness
    I try to live a healthy, well-balanced life, not just for me, but for them. I hope they don't have to experience these struggles -- instead, I hope they'll have a better starting point than the one I had when it comes to living a balanced life of fo…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:25pm -
  • Layne Lieberman: Should I Be Taking a Calcium Supplement?
    It's human nature to find an easy way out of any situation, even when it comes to nutrition. Therefore, it's no wonder that more and more people tu... Read more: Calcium, Diet, Nutrition, Supplements, Wellbeing, Health, Diet and Fitne…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 11:25am -
  • Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D: I'm In: Let's Talk About Dietary Supplements
    What is the next step for the natural products industry? The interrelationship with health care at large is of critical importance. Chronic disease is rising on a global scale. Pharmaceutical drugs alone don't seem to solve these problems. We have to…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 10:39am -

Huffington Post (Nutrition Facts)

  • David Katz, M.D.: The Keys to Good Health
    Rather, leaving aside the swirl of aspersions that likely has Dr. Keys turning in his grave if such things are possible, I simply want to note that his work is...moot. It doesn't matter whether Keys was all right, all wrong, or inevitably -- somewher…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:16pm -
  • What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It
    Americans have been gorging themselves on unhealthy junk food, leading to high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. New dietary guidelines co... Read more: Dga Update, Usda Dietary Guidelines, Fat, Obesity, Dietary Guidelines fo…
    - 48 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:47pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Fat: Ending the War That Nobody Started
    The evidence continues to accrue -- with almost surprising frequency -- that we should, indeed, eat less meat, butter, and cheese (before we even factor in the environmental considerations, which frankly we should do). We just shouldn't replace them…
    - 93 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 3:27pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Of Salt, Saltation and Salience: The Case for Fixing What's Broken
    The prevailing fashion in nutrition, if not all of health news, is contrarianism. Cutting back on salt was yesterday's news. If today's news were the same as yesterday's news, we might not be confused, and desperately in need of tomorrow's news to he…
    - 17 Apr 14, 3:39pm -
  • Daniel J. Schultz: You Can't Outrun Your Fork
    We need to disprove the myths that are still perpetuated by companies, which state that sedentary lifestyles are the main cause of our weight issues. We need to realize that what we put on our plates, or in our bowls and cups, has the greatest impact…
    - 9 Apr 14, 3:46pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: The New Dietary Fat Study: What You Will Hear and What It Really Means
    No, it is not suddenly good to eat more saturated fat -- and the new study grabbing headlines showed no such thing. The study, a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine, shows the following two things in particular: (1) you cannot get a good…
    - 18 Mar 14, 4:20pm -
  • Joe Satran: Following USDA Eating Guidelines Made Me Neurotic -- But Not Healthy
    Essentially, the experience made me neurotic and anxious about food (one of my great pleasures!) without making me especially healthy. Read more: Huffpost Full Plate, Myplate Experiment, My Myplate Experiment, Usda Diet, Dietary Guidelin…
    - 15 Feb 13, 1:40pm -
  • Joe Satran: MyPlate's Not-So-Blissful Restaurant Ignorance
    A quarter of Americans eat dinner out at least three nights a week, so for the USDA to systematically ignore this facet of the American eating system is risky. Read more: Usda Diet, Healthy Eating, Myplate, Huffpost Full Plate, New Food…
    - 8 Feb 13, 8:49am -
  • Joe Satran: The Tyranny Of 'Empty Calories'
    I tried incorporating two new normal life things into my MyPlate Experiment: restaurants and cooking for a group. They each presented minor challenges, but not as many as I might have suspected. Read more: Usda Diet, Myplate, Huffpost Fu…
    - 7 Feb 13, 8:29am -
  • Joe Satran: Healthy Eating Is Hard Work
    I'm only 24 hours into my mission to eat exactly according to the federal government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and I can already tell it's going to be a hard week. Read more: Healthy Eating, Myplate, Huffpost Full Plate, My Myp…
    - 5 Feb 13, 8:20am -
  • Dr. Jonny Bowden: The Great Cholesterol Myth
    The "Great Cholesterol Myth" has been the foundation of the boneheaded dietary advice you and I have been saddled with for the past 30 years, "official" dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and he…
    - 6 Nov 12, 12:18pm -
  • Dr. Lisa Young: 11 Fruits and Veggies We Should Be Eating -- And Why
    Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables has been linked to improved health, and for good reason. While all fruits and vegetables are healthy, here are several pointers on some nutrition powerhouses. Read more: Myplate, Fruits…
    - 12 Jul 12, 7:30am -
  • Researchers ID The 'Real' 5 Food Groups, Southern Fare Included
    Everything you thought you knew about the five food groups may be changing soon, according to researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, w... Read more: 5 Food Groups, Southern Food, Food Pyramid, Five Food Groups, Food Group…
    - 19 Mar 12, 12:04pm -
  • Kristin Wartman: Food Industry Would Prefer to Regulate Itself
    Food corporations enjoy carte blanche on what they can say about their foods, how and to whom they advertise, and even (to a large degree) the ingredients they choose to put in their foods. Read more: Let's Move, Public Policy, Nutrition…
    - 1 Aug 11, 4:20pm -
  • Kristin Wartman: Infographic: A Real Food MyPlate

    Kristin Wartman:  Infographic: A Real Food MyPlate

    By providing clear and accurate guidelines based on real food, Americans can see what a healthy diet really looks like, rather than what an industry influenced diet looks like. Read more: Food, Usda, Myplate, Nutrition, Dietary Guideline…
    - 30 Jun 11, 5:34pm -
  • Andrea Pennington, M.D.: Where The New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Fall Short
    In short, the new USDA Dietary Guidelines say to Americans: don't aim too high, you'll probably fail anyway. Read more: Dietary Guidelines, New Dietary Guidelines, U.S. Dietary Guidelines, US Dietary Guidelines, Home News
    - 16 Mar 11, 8:13am -
  • Stanton Peele: Moral Versus Health Scales: Where Do Sex, Smoking, and Drinking Fall?
    The United States has had a long, see-saw moral and public health battle over alcohol. Read more: Charlie Sheen, The Bottle, Chuck Lorre, Alcohol and Health, Two and a Half Men, Dietary Guidelines, Temperance, George Cruikshank, Moderat…
    - 24 Feb 11, 2:08pm -
  • Chris Elam: Last Week's Amazon #1 Bestseller
    Kathy Freston's new book, Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World, details the tremendous physical and environmental benefits of a vegan diet in shocking but ultimately affirming terms. Read more: Humane Socety, Harpo, Disea…
    - 7 Feb 11, 9:34am -
  • Susie Middleton: Eating Less is Good, But How About Eating (and Cooking) at Home?
    The government's new dietary guidelines recommend that we fill half our plates with vegetables. I applaud the straightforward advice. But what about cooking your own food? Read more: Home Cooking, Good Fats, Recipes, Nutrition, Cooking,…
    - 2 Feb 11, 4:00pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: New Dietary Guidelines: A Physician's Perspective
    Overall, these Dietary Guidelines are more alike than different from their predecessors. In terms of the content changes, I like the new emphasis on obesity and chronic disease prevention/treatment. Read more: Dietary Guidelines, New Die…
    - 1 Feb 11, 8:06am -
  • Neal Barnard, M.D.: New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Emphasize Plant-Based Foods
    The new guidelines devote two full pages to vegetarian and vegan nutrition, showing exactly how to pull a healthy diet together. Read more: Health, Diet, Dietary Guidelines, Nutrition, Dietary Guidelines Changed, Salt Dietary Guidelines,…
    - 31 Jan 11, 1:47pm -
  • Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: New U.S. Dietary Guidelines And Why We Still Eat Deep-Fried Butter
    It is unlikely that as a country we will be shifting to a healthier eating style anytime soon unless the country goes into a sort of food-lockdown. Read more: What Are the US Dietary Guidelines, US Dietary Guidelines 2010, The u.s. Dieta…
    - 25 Oct 10, 9:20am -

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Diet Plans Weekly

  • Recreate Your Favorite Recipes for a Gluten Free Diet Plan
    Gluten free living calls for some creativity in the kitchen. In order to avoid pre-packaged gluten free items that are high in fat or sugar, many meals are prepared from “scratch.” Losing weight doesn’t rely on turning down your favorite dishes…
    - 27 Sep 12, 4:43pm -
  • Get Cozy with Satisfying Fall Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan

    Get Cozy with Satisfying Fall Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan

      Fall summons images of delicious hot meals. Soups, stews, and hearty fare make their return to the table. A vegan diet plan can put a damper on enjoying these seasonal favorites, as many recipes use chicken or beef stock or a variety of meats as a…
    - 13 Sep 12, 6:04pm -
  • Detox Diet Plan: More Than Healthy Eating
    Fall is nearly here, meaning it’s the perfect time to begin a detox diet plan. An autumn detox prepares the body for winter by increasing the metabolism, helping you shed some pounds, bolstering the immune system to prevent those cold weather illne…
    - 7 Sep 12, 3:18pm -
  • Breaking Down Food Labels for a Gluten Free Diet Plan
    When on a gluten free diet plan, particularly for celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it’s essential to read food labels. Even seemingly innocent foods can contain gluten. Yet how do you decipher the food label jargon? We’ve compiled a list of…
    - 31 Aug 12, 3:54pm -
  • Protein Packed Foods for a Vegetarian Diet Plan
    Anyone on a vegetarian diet plan has probably heard, “How are you going to get enough protein?” By choosing a variety of whole, nutritious foods, this won’t be a problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adult women…
    - 31 Aug 12, 2:49pm -
  • Green Smoothie Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan
    By eating a balanced diet with substantial variety, vegans can obtain the essential nutrients they need. It can be difficult to get all of the necessary vitamins and minerals when avoiding animal-based products. However, dark, leafy green vegetables…
    - 17 Aug 12, 2:55pm -
  • 5 Herbal Additions for a Detox Diet Plan
      In addition to clean eating and cleansing teas, adding certain herbs to your detox diet plan can further flush your system. There are a host of tried and true herbs that are valued as safe remedies to purify the liver, eliminate toxins via bile, a…
    - 10 Aug 12, 2:16pm -
  • Yoga Postures to Strengthen Digestion on a Gluten Free Diet Plan
    Drastically changing your diet can wreak havoc on your digestive system. This is especially true for individuals with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. The first few weeks on a gluten free diet plan may still involve stomach pain and digestive i…
    - 3 Aug 12, 2:55pm -
  • Fresh Recipes for a Vegetarian Diet Plan
    The summer is the perfect time to jumpstart weight loss on a vegetarian diet plan. Now is the time to take full advantage of farmers’ markets or personal gardens to pack your menu with fresh, seasonal produce. Fruits and vegetables are a low calori…
    - 27 Jul 12, 5:04pm -
  • Seasonal Recipes for a Vegan Diet Plan
    Eating fresh, seasonal food is a great way to cut down on preservatives and other toxins, while also reducing your environmental impact. Take full advantage of local farmers’ markets or even your own garden to prepare healthy dishes for a vegan die…
    - 20 Jul 12, 6:48pm -

Healthline

  • Are Food Labels Accurate?
    Numerous studies show that when someone tracks their calories they lose more weight, and some estimate that you can even lose twice as much weight if you track.
    - 10 Jul 13, 7:00am -
  • Fertility Diet: For MEN
    All of you women out there know how important it is to eat a healthy diet while trying to become pregnant (and of course once you are pregnant, too!). But did you know that the diet and other lifestyle choices of your man can also affect fertilit...
    - 23 Apr 13, 7:00am -
  • Book Review: 1000 Low Calorie Recipes
    Jackie Newgent is an amazing dietitian, chef and friend, but that is not why I adore her new book, 1000 Low-Calorie Recipes. This is a gem of a cookbook. Not only is it loaded with healthy recipes, everything I’ve made from pizza to salad dress...
    - 16 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Fueling for the Long Run
    Last weekend was Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon and as the Official runDisney Nutritionist, I was there joining in on the action. Before the race I did a warm up run with a group runners and spoke with them about how to fuel during train...
    - 15 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Upping Your Nutrition Game
    Recently I did a TV segment with Charles Divins on the Daily Buzz. It was a blast! We discussed how to making a few simple switches to your usual food choices would help you up your nutrition game. Shaving only 100 calories a day from your diet...
    - 12 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Let's Talk About Chili
    I’m sure we may all have a special memory that involves chili. This warm dish often signifies fall and cool weather; it warms you up from the inside out. Maybe you had chili while sitting snuggling by the fire, a chili cheese dog right after a ...
    - 9 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month
    How do you like your peanut butter? Smeared on a sandwich with jelly, as a topping for apple slices, or plain right out of the jar? I agree, it’s finger licking good. My favorite? A spoonful dunked in a hot bowl of oatmeal. When it melts, it ma...
    - 7 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • Gluten Free Living
    Celiac disease is a hot topic in social media, after Jennifer Esposito tweeted about getting fired after falling ill on the set of the CBS drama “Blue Bloods.” She tweets that her doctor recommended her to reduce her work schedule due to Celiac..…
    - 5 Nov 12, 8:00am -
  • A Tribute to Oatmeal
    This past Monday marked National Oatmeal day, and what’s a better way to celebrate than a warm bowl of oats in the morning? Growing up I’d have instant oatmeal in the car ride to school. My mom wasn’t a huge fan of oatmeal, or so she thought, a…
    - 2 Nov 12, 7:00am -
  • Bites for a Healthy Pregnancy
    Pregnancy is a wonderful experience, but it doesn’t come without its challenges, especially if it’s your first. I remember hearing all sorts of pregnancy advice and old wives tales during my pregnancy from well meaning family and friends, but ...
    - 31 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Family Dinner Time
    Growing up, my family always sat down to dinner to eat together. It was a time to catch up on our days and discuss anything that was going on at school or in after school activities. I definitely feel like this made our family closer and we wer...
    - 29 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Healthy Fall Flavors
    We’re in the heart of the fall with leaves changing and falling lightly to the ground. This time of year also provides some uniquely fall flavors packed in nutrition and good taste. Here are some of my favorite fall foods -- try to incorporate ...
    - 26 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Keep Your Food and Your Family Safe
    With the growing number of food contamination outbreaks this past year; you may be wondering how you can keep your food and family safe. Paying attention to the news is your first step so you are aware of any new recalls or outbreaks, how can y...
    - 24 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Ten Ways to Celebrate Food Day
    Have you heard of Food Day? Everyone will be celebrating a day dedicated to food on October 24th this year. The mantra for food day is “Eat Real”, and it’s something I support whole-heartedly. Eating real, whole food is a predominant element ..…
    - 22 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • The 411 on Natural and Artificial Sweeteners
    Everyone seems to have their own preference on what type of sweetener they like to cook/bake with, or have in their coffee. It can be really confusing as to what types of sweeteners are healthier. Well, the truth is, every sweetener has its own...
    - 19 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins this Fall
    Today's post was inspired by a recent trip to the pumpkin patch with my five-year-old-son. Pumpkins seem to be the shining crop of fall -- they are fun to pick, great for carving, and the best of all, they are absolutely delicious in almost anyth...
    - 17 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Three Ways to Boost Your Nutritional Intake
    Last week one of the biggest nutrition conferences of the year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition, took place in Philadelphia.This is an exciting time for professionals to see what is on the mar...
    - 15 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Where Does Your Food Come From?
    Ever wonder where your food really comes from? I recently was on The Daily Buzz national morning TV show talking about an amazing group of women farmers who help foster the conversation.Watch the clip here! CommonGround is a group of volun...
    - 12 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Three Simple, Fun Tailgating Ideas
    The air is getting crisp and that means baseball playoffs are coming, but Saturdays and Sundays are now reserved for football! With the plethora of outdoor sports, that only means one thing for fans: Tailgating. I recently did a segment on The D...
    - 10 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Support the Farmers -- Buy Local
    Weekends are days I love to spend with my family. Whether we go bike riding in the park, walking around our neighborhood or browsing through the farmer’s market, its time well spent! If you have never walked around or bought anything from a far...
    - 8 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Exercise for Your Health
    Exercising not only helps you lose weight, it also reduces your risk of chronic diseases, improves your mood, reduces stress, improves sleep, and improves your overall quality of life. With our busy schedules, fitting exercise into our daily r...
    - 5 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Fall is Apple Season
    Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather begins to cool down, football starts again and it’s apple-picking season! During this time of year, you can find so many types of apples -- at a super market, a farmers market, or by mak...
    - 3 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • McDonald's New Calorie Postings: How Will it Affect You?
    More new changes at McDonald's! Last year they changed the calorie levels in their happy meals and now they are giving you the option to make better choices when you dine out. McDonald's just recently began posting their calorie counts inside ...
    - 1 Oct 12, 7:00am -
  • Tart Cherries for Post Workout Recovery
    Don’t waste your workout! When you get done with an intense workout or long competition, your muscle glycogen stores (energy stores) are severely depleted. Muscle tissue also gets damaged as you train and compete and requires repair immediately...
    - 27 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • 5 Key Nutrients for Pregnant Women
    While pregnancy is certainly a joyous time, it can also be a time full of stress and anxiety as you constantly wonder if you are doing everything right! Now that you are eating for two you want to make sure you are giving your baby all the pro...
    - 26 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • The Truth About the Paleo Diet
    People are always talking about the newest diet craze or fad diet that helped them drop that last 10 pounds they were struggling to lose. The magic plan that works for one person may not work for another. One of the diets many people (including...
    - 24 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • A Healthy Game Day Menu
    Avoid putting on those extra pounds this football season (without even tasting the difference)! Here are some ideas to put a light spin to some classic tailgating foods. Appetizers: Bowl of mixed nuts – Easy to eat and most everyone loves ...
    - 21 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Blackberries
    When it comes to desserts, jellies, jams, and wine you often think of more common fruits like strawberries or grapes, but blackberries are gaining traction as a new favorite. Low in calories and sweet to the taste, blackberries are one of my f...
    - 19 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Spice of the Week: Oregano
    Spaghetti dinners are one of the quickest and easiest things to prepare after a long day at work -- an added bonus is that my family loves spaghetti night! As a dietitian, I always try to find ways to make meals healthier and taste better at th...
    - 17 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • After School Snacks: The Fourth Meal?
    Did you know that children consume about 25% of their calories from the snacks they eat? When children get out of school they are very hungry because their last meal was lunch, and they may or may not have actually eaten much. Therefore, it’...
    - 14 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Food and Mood
    Are you tired? Sad? Tense? Mad? Whether its anxiety about an upcoming deadline, mood swings from a rollercoaster of a day, or just plain hormonal changes, you can actually help your mood by eating certain foods. Instead of reaching for the fami...
    - 12 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Six Super Foods to Add to Your Diet
    Check out all the great nutritional benefits of these six super foods to give your diet an extra boost!These top six picks are ones that you may have heard about but may not include as often in your daily routine.I talked about these recently o...
    - 10 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • The Best Brain Foods for Breakfast
    Everyone in America has probably heard the saying one time or another in their lives that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Well, it’s the truth and especially important for growing children. Eating a healthy breakfast ensures…
    - 5 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Spice of the Week: Cinnamon
    Are you looking for more creative ways to spice up your cooking and add flavor to your dishes? As mothers and the prominent chefs of the house, we are always looking for ways to make our food taste better or to get our children to eat the food...
    - 4 Sep 12, 7:00am -
  • Do Fit Kids Earn Better Grades?
    Do you believe that children who are more physically active make higher grades than others? If you said yes, then you are correct! A new study has found that fitter children are more likely to earn higher scores on standardized tests in reading...
    - 31 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Cucumbers
    Living in Florida we’re used to afternoon showers and really hot temperatures. Sticking by some sort of water -- either pool or beach -- is a must in order to beat the heat. Another great way to keep cool and stay healthy this summer is by eati...
    - 29 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Back to School Special : Got Milk?
    As your kids go back to school this fall, do you ever wonder what they are eating or what foods are being offered to them for breakfast and lunch? Some of you may know that the schools have begun implementing changes to their menus according t...
    - 27 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Figs
    A fig is a small, soft fruit that has many tiny seeds on the inside with a very thin skin. They have an unusual texture but are sweet and delicious!The fig fruit is native to the Middle East and is one of the first fruits to be cultivated. Figs ...
    - 24 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Food First, Supplements Second
    After seeing so many athletes test positive for banned substances, we all wonder how this happens. More than half of Americans use dietary supplements every day. Most athletes that test positive have no idea that the supplement which they are t...
    - 23 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • National Sandwich Month
    Did you know that August is National Sandwich Month? Sandwiches are one of my go-to snacks and favorite lunches of all time just because there are so many different combinations. The sandwich has been around for a long time and was actually dis...
    - 22 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Five Second Rule: Myth or Fact?
    Most of you have probably heard about the “five second rule" -- if a piece of food or a utensil hits the ground and stays there for five seconds or less, it's still acceptable to eat/use. What’s your guess? Do you think it’s a fact or a myth? W…
    - 17 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Nutritional Superstar: Whole Grains
    Have you made the switch to whole grains yet? Whole grains are complex carbohydrates that contain many key vitamins and minerals. Dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that half of your grains come from whole grains. This means the average...
    - 15 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Nutrient of the Week: Lutein
    If I were to tell you that there was one nutrient that is connected to vision, would you know which one it is? If you haven’t heard of lutein before today, then you may start trying to incorporate more of this carotenoid into your daily diet aft...
    - 13 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • A New "Kind" of Nutrition Bar
    If you’ve seen the nutrition bar section at your local grocery store lately, you may have noticed an influx of different brands, each one claiming to be “healthy.” Choosing a convenient snack bar that is both nutritious and great tasting can be…
    - 10 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Quick Tips for Cutting Calories
    Losing weight is not always as easy as it sounds. You have probably tried diet after diet, and while some of them may work in the beginning, the second you straythe pounds start creeping back up. I have seen this same scenario time and again wit...
    - 9 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Tomatillos
    A member of the tomato family and native to Central America, a tomatillo (“little tomato” in Spanish)is a small, round fruit that is usually green or yellow and surrounded by a papery husk. They are used in many Mexican dishes to give them a tang…
    - 6 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Back to School Weight Gain: How Can You Avoid It?
    It is now the first week of August, which means that summer is almost over back to school time is lurking just around the corner. The beginning of a new school year is always exciting, and whether your kids are in pre-school or heading off to coll...
    - 3 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Spice of the Week: Ginger
    Ginger has been used since ancient times as a healing medicine in Asian, Arabic, and Indian cultures.Ginger has a spicy and slightly sweet taste with a strong, pungent aroma. Ginger is rich in volatile oils,essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, an...
    - 1 Aug 12, 7:00am -
  • What Foods are the Olympians Eating?
    I love the Olympics— theanticipation, the excitement, the medal ceremonies, and of course, the food! Olympic athletes know the importance of fueling and have the ability to distinguish what foods are best for performance and which ones are not....
    - 30 Jul 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Food of the Week: Monk Fruit
    We all need to cut down on our sugar intake, but that doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth. Naturally sweeten your favorite beverages and foods with my super food of the week : Monk Fruit. Monk fruit is a small green melon grown on...
    - 27 Jul 12, 7:00am -
  • Seeds: They Aren't Just for the Birds
    Nuts are a great snack and incorporating them into some of your meals can provide essential fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber to your diet, but have you ever thought about eating seeds? Seeds are an often overlooked food by many. These tiny little...
    - 25 Jul 12, 7:00am -
  • Boost Energy All Day at the Office
    Do you tend to have energy slumps throughout the day? Not sure how to fuel up? We get stuck in meetings, on conference calls, or working hard at our desks all day long. Often we get so busy we forget to eat -- that’s when energy drains and we find.…
    - 23 Jul 12, 7:00am -
  • Super Nutrient of the Week: Protein
    Three nutrients make up the macronutrients that we must include in our diets daily--carbohydrates, protein, and fat. All have important functions and work synergistically in our bodies. While carbohydrates and fat are both necessary to include...
    - 20 Jul 12, 7:00am -

Tippy Toe Diet

  • Road Notes…and Not Much Else

    Road Notes…and Not Much Else

    I’m zipping along here, still going a half dozen different ways but in a mostly controlled manner. I had a work trip to the Nashville area last week, which was quite enjoyable because I got to stay in the Opryland … Continue reading →Road Notes…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 11:06pm -
  • Q & A: The Labor Day Edition

    Q & A: The Labor Day Edition

    Did you have a labor-filled Labor Day? I did…until my sciatica (self-diagnosed) started up, and then I had a s-l-o-w, and largely horizontal, weekend. As I was reclining on my heating pad and watching the Cardinals reclaim first place in … Contin…
    - 16 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:53am -
  • Alphabet Soup: H (as in Hurry Up and Post Before Something Else Comes Up)

    Alphabet Soup: H (as in Hurry Up and Post Before Something Else Comes Up)

    - 23 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 12:47pm -
  • Back to Basics

    Back to Basics

    I’ve been whining a lot about my crazy schedule, but I’m pleased to say that this has been a better week for me. My schedule is still all over the place, but I’m feeling very much on point with my … Continue reading →Back to Basics is a pos…
    - 35 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 2:48am -
  • On the Menu: Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

    On the Menu: Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

    One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. In this particular crazy summer, my schedule and meals have been so scattered that I’ve hardly even taken the time to enjoy the season’s bounty. … Continue…
    - 41 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 3:35am -
  • AIM: Changing the Plan

    AIM: Changing the Plan

    Change is an inevitable part of life, but it takes on a tricky note when it comes to weight management. When we want to lose weight, we’re all change! change! change!, but once we reach our desired weight, the dialog … Continue reading →AIM: Ch…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 9:41am -
  • Frazzle Rock

    Frazzle Rock

    Before I begin the topic of the day, I just wanted to thank you all again for your sweet notes and comments on Memaw’s passing. Your thoughtfulness means so much to me. Thank you. As the title of this post … Continue reading →Frazzle Rock is a…
    - 49 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:22am -

World Of Diets

  • The Cotton Ball Diet – Crazy To The Extreme

    The Cotton Ball Diet – Crazy To The Extreme

    The Cotton Ball Diet – Crazy To The Extreme is a post from: world of dietsThey say that desperate times call for desperate measures. I guess that a lot of people are feeling pretty desperate about their weight to try this new and ludicrous method:…
    - 15 Jul 13, 6:27am -
  • Managing Expectations
    Managing Expectations is a post from: world of dietsLet’s talk about expectations for a moment; we all have them whenever we begin a fitness routine or go on a diet. How do you manage these expectations and ensure they don’t hinder you as you str…
    - 15 May 13, 5:07pm -
  • I Could Never Do That – How To Achieve Anything
    I Could Never Do That – How To Achieve Anything is a post from: world of dietsWhy does it take us so long to change our life even when the desire to do so is very powerful? Is it because that this change is objectively hard or are we sabotaging our…
    - 3 Apr 13, 7:28pm -
  • Irrational Fears About Fitness And Weight Loss
    Irrational Fears About Fitness And Weight Loss is a post from: world of dietsLosing weight can be highly emotional. There’s a great degree of insecurity involved. A lot of irrational fears. Some of these are more common than others, but they are al…
    - 21 Feb 13, 5:56pm -
  • Diet Tips To Disregard
    Diet Tips To Disregard is a post from: world of dietsThe internet and magazines are full of diet tips to the point of overflowing. It is quite a challenge to separate the true tips from the misleading ones, to know what is useful and what is useless.…
    - 10 Feb 13, 12:22pm -
  • Long-Term Weight Loss – What Does It Take
    Long-Term Weight Loss – What Does It Take is a post from: world of dietsMost people who want to lose weight want to do it right now. OK, they’re willing to give it a week or a month tops. Six weeks, but that’s it. No more. Even people in their…
    - 18 Jan 13, 5:54pm -
  • Morning Exercise Tips For An Awesome Early Workout
    Morning Exercise Tips For An Awesome Early Workout is a post from: world of dietsI’ve written before about why I love morning workouts and how I include them in my morning ritual. I believe that the morning is a fantastic time to exercise, especia…
    - 17 Jan 13, 9:44am -
  • 5 Common Beginner Exercise Mistakes
    5 Common Beginner Exercise Mistakes is a post from: world of dietsYou signed up to a gym and you’re feeling excited and full of energy. You lace your sneakers, grab your workout gloves, a towel, and head out to the gym. On the way, you’re thinkin…
    - 14 Jan 13, 10:36am -
  • 6 Reasons NOT To Buy An Abs Machine
    6 Reasons NOT To Buy An Abs Machine is a post from: world of dietsWhere there’s a strong desire there will be plenty of products. In the world of fitness, there is no stronger desire than getting flat abs. This is why many sports stores carry a num…
    - 30 Dec 12, 12:01pm -
  • 7 Ways To Make Your Resolutions Stick
    7 Ways To Make Your Resolutions Stick is a post from: world of dietsThe new year is around the corner and as 2012 flips over to 2013, so does your mind turns to the goals that you failed to achieve in 2012 and those you wish to achieve in 2013. This…
    - 29 Dec 12, 9:36am -

Science Daily (Diet)

Science Daily (Dietary Supplements)

  • The benefits and dangers of supplements
    From multivitamins to supplements that pledge to help with everything from depression to treating athlete’s foot, whole stores are filled with these alternative medications. With so many options out there it can be difficult for patients to know wh…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:17pm -
  • Strategic self-sabotage? MRSA inhibits its own growth
    A bacterial mystery has finally been uncovered. Against all logic, the most predominant strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in North American produces an enzyme that degrades skin secretions into compounds that are toxic to i…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 5:29pm -
  • Vitamin E intake critical during 'the first 1,000 days'
    Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or m…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:39pm -
  • Breast milk reveals a correlation between dietary fats and academic success
    You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health, but to brain power as well. Researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen coun…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 1:47pm -
  • Fish, fatty acid consumption associated with lower risk of hearing loss in women
    Consumption of 2 or more servings of fish per week was associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women, researchers have found. "Acquired hearing loss is a highly prevalent and often disabling chronic health condition," stated one corresponding…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 5:25pm -
  • Fish oil may help curb seizure frequency in epilepsy
    Low doses of fish oil may help to curb the frequency of epileptic seizures when drug treatment no longer works, suggests a small study. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are able to cross over from the bloodstream into heart cells where they…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 12:47am -
  • Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women
    Older women who eat foods with higher amounts of potassium may be at lower risk of stroke and death than women who consume less potassium-rich foods. The health benefits from potassium-rich foods are greater among older women who do not have high blo…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 10:37pm -
  • Liver injury caused by herbals, dietary supplements rises in study population
    Liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from 7% to 20% in a U.S. study group over a ten-year period, research shows. According to the study, liver injury caused by non-bodybuilding supplements is most severe, occurring more o…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 12:46pm -
  • Prostate cancer: Pioneering new imaging method
    Researchers are pioneering the use of a radioactive tracer in combination with PET MRI imaging to help some prostate cancer patients avoid lengthy and unnecessary surgery.
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 12:45pm -
  • Polyester clothes stink after exercise; cotton, not so much
    Polyester clothes smell worse than cotton, following intensive exercise by their wearers, because bacteria that cause odor grow better on polyester, according to research. Freshly secreted sweat has little odor, because the long-chain fatty acids the…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 8:36pm -
  • Is type 2 diabetes ‘diabetes’ as currently understood?
    The current way of diagnosing type-2 diabetes needs to be revised, a study shows. The findings show the current method of diagnosis -- using blood glucose levels -- means patients are diagnosed too late so that their blood vessels may already be dama…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 8:24pm -
  • What you eat, not just number of calories, is significant factor in diabetes risk
    If you think losing weight is enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes, don't get your hopes up. A new research suggests that you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 diabetes.
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:11pm -
  • So ... do you know what's in your water?
    Fifty percent of the population taste threshold for manganese II in water, the simplest ionic manganese oxide, is estimated to be more than 1000 times the current EPA allowable level. With this knowledge, researchers are now looking into possible sec…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:42pm -
  • Mechanical heart valves increase pregnancy risks
    The fact that mechanical heart valves increase risks during and after pregnancy, has been confirmed by new data. The registry found that 1.4% of pregnant women with a mechanical heart valve died and 20% lost their baby during pregnancy. 
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:29pm -
  • Quality of U.S. diet improves, gap widens for quality between rich and poor
    The quality of the U.S. diet showed some modest improvement in the last decade in large measure because of a reduction in the consumption of unhealthy trans fats, but the gap in overall diet quality widened between the rich and the poor.
    - 16 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:15am -
  • New synthetic amino acid for emerging class of drugs
    A new amino acid has been developed that can be used to modify the 3-D structure of therapeutic peptides. Insertion of the amino acid into bioactive peptides enhanced their binding affinity up to 40-fold. Peptides with the new amino acid could potent…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 7:03pm -
  • High dietary salt may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms
    High dietary salt intake may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms and boost the risk of further neurological deterioration, indicates a small observational study. Previous research has indicated that salt may alter the autoimmune response, which is imp…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:48pm -
  • Deadly remedy: Warning issued about Chinese herbal medicine
    A herbal preparation prescribed by a Chinese herbal medication practitioner in Melbourne for back pain resulted in life-threatening heart changes, prompting a team of intensive care and emergency physicians to call for appropriate patient education b…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:00pm -
  • Fortifying condiments, seasonings for use in countries with widespread micronutrient deficiencies
    Researchers are working to fortify condiments and seasonings for use in countries with widespread micronutrient deficiencies. Micronutrient deficiencies affect the health and cognitive development of at least one-third of the world's population, repr…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 5:01pm -
  • Being overweight causes hazardous inflammations
    A possible molecular explanation for why overweight is harmful has been discovered by researchers. They suggest that overeating increases the immune response. This increased immune response causes the body to generate excessive inflammation, which ma…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 12:48pm -
  • The marmoset animal model recapitulates disease symptoms of MERS infection in humans
    A new article reports the first animal model that recapitulates the severe and sometimes lethal respiratory symptoms seen in human patients and suggests that the common marmoset will play an important role in the development effective countermeasures…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 6:14pm -
  • Insulin offers new hope for treatment of acute pancreatitis
    Insulin can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis -- a disease for which there is currently no treatment -- researchers report. Acute pancreatitis involves the pancreas digesting itself resulting in severe abdominal pain, vomiting…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:24pm -
  • When it comes to raising vitamin D levels, anesthesiologists advise: Don't be wimpy!
    Enough observational studies: It's time for doctors to recommend steps to raise their patients' vitamin D levels. That's the message in a provocative editorial by anesthesiologists. There's already enough evidence to justify increasing vitamin D leve…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:15pm -
  • Adherence to diet can be measured from blood
    New results show that it's possible to assess dietary compliance from a blood sample. This is especially useful in controlled dietary intervention studies investigating the health benefits of specific diets. So far, such studies have mainly relied on…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • Study identifies protein that helps prevent active tuberculosis in infected patients
    A UCLA-led study has identified a protein that appears to play a key role in protecting people infected with the tuberculosis bacteria from developing the active form of the disease. The findings could help doctors identify people who are at the grea…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:43pm -
  • Future Phones to Use Blood, Speech to Monitor HIV, Stress, Nutrition
    A new program aims to deploy three phone devices that can have an immediate impact on personal healthcare: a Stress-Phone for long term stress management, a Nutri-Phone for nutritional awareness and a Hema-Phone for monitoring viral loading in HIV po…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:59pm -
  • Free fatty acids may be as effective as antibiotics in treating catheter infections
    A free fatty acid, made up of compounds similar to those naturally made in the body, may be as effective at fighting certain infections as antibiotics, researchers report. More and more bacteria are developing resistance to commonly used antibiotics,…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 3:32pm -
  • Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risks after noncardiac surgery
    Patients with low blood levels of vitamin D are at increased risk of death and serious complications after noncardiac surgery, suggests a study. The researchers analyzed the relationship between vitamin D level and surgical outcomes in approximately…
    - 33 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 2:20pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency may reduce pregnancy rate in women undergoing IVF
    Women with a vitamin D deficiency were nearly half as likely to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) as women who had sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study. Long known for its role in bone health, vitamin D is a steroid…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 11:15pm -
  • Protein found to block benefits of vitamin A cancer therapy
    Retinoic acid is a form of vitamin A that is used to treat and help prevent the recurrence of a variety of cancers, but for some patients the drug is not effective. The reason for this resistance was unclear until now, as researchers have demonstrate…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 4:45pm -
  • Researchers target rapid destruction of protein responsible for cancer cell resistance to therapy
    Researchers have identified an enzyme that may help break down chemoresistance in cancer cell that overexpress Myeloid Cell Leukema-1 (Mcl-1). The Mcl-1 protein is frequently over-expressed in cancer; it is present not only in leukemia and lymphoma b…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 4:36pm -
  • Research questioning sodium intake guidelines supported
    Research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality have been supported in a commentary by another expert. National guidelines for sodium intake recommend less than 2.3 grams daily for the general…
    - 35 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 9:36pm -
  • Lipids boost the brain, study finds
    Consuming oils with high polyunsaturated fatty acid content, in particular those containing omega-3s, is beneficial for the health. But the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are poorly known. Researchers have investigated the effect of lipids bea…
    - 40 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 3:08pm -
  • Cell signaling pathway linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes
    Notch signaling, a key biological pathway tied to development and cell communication, also plays an important role in the onset of obesity and type 2 diabetes, a discovery that offers new targets for treatment, researchers report. "This finding opens…
    - 41 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 6:59pm -
  • Could protecting your skin from sun be as easy as popping a pill?
    From lotions to sprays to sticks, consumers have a myriad of options to choose from when selecting a sunscreen. Now, several additional sun protection tools have become available, including sunscreen pills, drinkable sunscreen, and ultraviolet (UV) m…
    - 41 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 2:36pm -
  • Link between vitamin D, dementia risk confirmed
    Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An international team found that study participants who were se…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 8:16pm -
  • Discovery yields master regulator of toxin production in staph infections
    An enzyme that regulates production of the toxins that contribute to potentially life-threatening Staphylococcus aureus infections has been discovered by researchers. The enzyme allows Staphylococcus aureus to use fatty acids acquired from the infect…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 4:48pm -
  • Effect of enriching feeding tube nutrition on risk of infection among ICU patients
    Among mechanically ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients, receipt of high-protein nutrition via a feeding tube enriched with immune-modulating nutrients vs standard high-protein nutrition did not result in a significant difference in the inci…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 8:32pm -
  • Eating baked, broiled fish weekly boosts brain health, study says
    Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers. The findings add to growing evidence that lifestyle factors contribute to brain health later in life. Sci…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 4:33pm -
  • Should you add enzyme supplements to your shopping list? Expert explains pros, cons
    Enzyme supplements available without a prescription are becoming increasingly popular, but should everyone add them to their shopping list? The author of a new paper explain the pros and cons of over-the-counter enzymes. “Fortunately, for most over…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 1:57pm -
  • Toward a home test for detecting potentially dangerous levels of caffeine
    The shocking news of an Ohio teen who died of a caffeine overdose in May highlighted the potential dangers of the normally well-tolerated and mass-consumed substance. To help prevent serious health problems that can arise from consuming too much caff…
    - 49 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 1:43pm -
  • A blood test could help prevent neural tube birth defects
    A blood test to measure folate concentrations in a mother's red blood cells could help in the prevention of neural tube birth defects, suggests a large study.
    - 50 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 2:49am -
  • Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all
    Achalasia is a rare disease – it affects 1 in 100,000 people – characterized by a loss of nerve cells in the esophageal wall. While its cause remains unknown, a new study confirms for the first time that achalasia is autoimmune in origin.
    - 50 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 11:36am -
  • The role of dairy in maintaining adult bone and skeletal muscle health
    Understanding that diets are often built around food groups rather than specific nutrients, researchers from Switzerland, France, and North America decided to examine interactions between four nutrients found in dairy products and their role in prese…
    - 51 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:37pm -
  • Antioxidant biomaterial promotes healing
    The first-ever inherently antioxidant biomaterial has been created by researcher. It has the potential to prevent failure in medical devices and surgical implants. The lead researcher said the new biomaterial could be used to create scaffolds for tis…
    - 55 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:19pm -
  • Ferric citrate may reduce dialysis patients' need for multiple medications
    Ferric citrate effectively reduced blood phosphorus levels while increasing iron stores and decreasing the need for intravenous iron and anemia medications in dialysis patients, researchers report after conducting a study. The medication may help red…
    - 55 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:17pm -
  • Protein evolution follows modular principle
    Similarities between proteins reveal that their great diversity has arisen from smaller building blocks. Proteins consist of long chains of 20 different amino acid building blocks that fold into a characteristic three-dimensional structure. It is not…
    - 56 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:39pm -
  • Benefits of combo lipid emulsion no greater than soy-based emulsion for pediatric patients
    A systematic review of previously published studies found 'inadequate evidence' that combination lipid emulsions as compared with standard soybean oil lipid emulsion offer any greater benefit in bilirubin levels, triglyceride levels, or infection inc…
    - 56 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 3:09pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency raises risk of schizophrenia diagnosis
    Vitamin D-deficient individuals are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as people who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and is needed for bone and muscle health. Th…
    - 57 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:25pm -
  • Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas
    The extent of retinal swelling due to cystoid macular edema is inversely related to dietary iodine intake in patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a new study has confirmed. This finding raises the possibility that an iodine supplement could help limit…
    - 58 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 2:57pm -
  • Healing the heart with fat? 18-HEPE might help, study suggests
    Too much dietary fat is bad for the heart, but the right kind of fat keeps the heart healthy, according to a new paper. Scientists in Japan have shown that mice engineered to produce their own EPA are protected against heart disease and have improved…
    - 58 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 1:59pm -
  • Genetic variations may modify cardiovascular benefit of aspirin
    A common genetic variation in the COMT gene may modify the cardiovascular benefit of aspirin, and in some people, may confer slight harm, a new study suggests. Aspirin is currently the gold standard for antiplatelet therapy and a daily low-dose aspir…
    - 61 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:56pm -
  • Eight ways zinc affects the human body
    Zinc has been identified as one of the most important essential trace metals in human nutrition and lifestyle. Zinc is not only a vital element in various physiological processes; it is also a drug in the prevention of many diseases. The adult body c…
    - 61 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:45pm -

Science Daily (Nutrition)

  • The benefits and dangers of supplements
    From multivitamins to supplements that pledge to help with everything from depression to treating athlete’s foot, whole stores are filled with these alternative medications. With so many options out there it can be difficult for patients to know wh…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:17pm -
  • A heart-felt need for dairy food: Small serving beneficial, large not necessary
    A daily small serve of dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke, even in communities where such foods have not traditionally formed part of the diet according to new research.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 2:22pm -
  • More cheese, please! News study shows dairy is good for your metabolic health
    Researchers studied the dairy-eating habits of healthy French-Canadians' and monitored how dairy consumption may have an effect on their overall metabolic health. It's well known that dairy products contain calcium and minerals good for bones, but ne…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 1:27pm -

Yahoo!

  • newStudy: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

    Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:47pm -
  • newTaiwan to raise fines and rewards over 'gutter oil' scandal

    Taiwan to raise fines and rewards over 'gutter oil' scandal

    Taiwan's government said Wednesday it plans to increase tenfold the fines for food safety violations and offer whistle-blowers more rewards to tackle a widening "gutter oil" scandal.
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:43pm -
  • newCDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

    CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

    CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Sep 14, 9:13pm -
  • World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished - food agencies

    World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished - food agencies

    By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - The number of hungry people in the world has fallen sharply over the past decade but 805 million, or one in nine of the global population, still do not have enough to eat, three U.N. food and agriculture agencies said…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:27pm -
  • Exclusive - Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

    Exclusive - Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

    HealthKit, which is still under development, is the centre of a new healthcare system by Apple. Regulated medical devices, such as glucose monitors with accompanying iPhone apps, can send information to HealthKit. With a patient's consent, Apple's se…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 11:24am -
  • A week on from flood, 150,000 still stranded in Indian Kashmir

    A week on from flood, 150,000 still stranded in Indian Kashmir

    By Krista Mahr and Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - About 150,000 people were still stranded in their homes a week after Indian Kashmir's worst flood in over a century and fears grew on Sunday of an outbreak of diseases from vast fields of s…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 12:58pm -
  • Ex reo en EEUU demanda por perder dedos en prisión
    CENTENNIAL, Colorado, EE.UU. (AP) — Un hombre que perdió cinco dedos por diabetes mientras estaba en un centro penitenciario del condado de Arapahoe, en Colorado, presentó una demanda en la que alega que perdió los dedos por atención médica in…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 10:34am -
  • Anger mounts in Indian Kashmir after worst flood in over century

    Anger mounts in Indian Kashmir after worst flood in over century

    By Krista Mahr SRINAGAR India (Reuters) - Residents of revolt-torn Indian Kashmir turned their wrath on state administrators for failing to provide them with succour after the worst flooding in over a century, angrily dumping food parcels into gutter…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Sep 14, 7:54am -
  • Novo Nordisk shares rise as US panel backs obesity drug

    Novo Nordisk shares rise as US panel backs obesity drug

    Shares in insulin maker Novo Nordisk rose on Friday after an advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) backed the group's obesity drug Saxenda.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 5:35pm -
  • Health developers, doctors want to see more from Apple's watch

    Health developers, doctors want to see more from Apple's watch

    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most fitness wristbands and smartwatches when Apple Inc launched its Apple Watch. Others, hoping for groundbreaking health features from a company whos…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 1:11am -
  • FDA panel backs Novo Nordisk injection for obesity
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts say a diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk should be approved for a new use in treating obesity.
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 9:42pm -
  • Jawbone's activity-tracking wristbands to accept data from rivals
    Jawbone said on Monday it is opening its software to other device-makers in hopes of accelerating sales of its activity-tracking wristbands, in a move that comes a day before Apple Inc is expected to unveil a smartwatch of its own.     Jawbone sai…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 12:10am -
  • Ebola map shows people in more African regions risk infection from animals

    Ebola map shows people in more African regions risk infection from animals

    By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists have created a new map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harbouring the virus are more widespread than previously feared, particularly in West Afric…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 2:02pm -
  • Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare
    CHICAGO (AP) — Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.
    - 9 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 12:52pm -
  • Adult obesity in US 'unacceptably high,' report finds

    Adult obesity in US 'unacceptably high,' report finds

    Poor eating and exercise habits have kept obesity rates high in the United States, said a report Thursday that found increases in six states and no decreases across the nation.
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 7:53pm -
  • FDA: Little evidence to support testosterone drugs
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries seri…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 7:18pm -
  • South Korea soldiers die in endurance training in latest mishap for military
    Two South Korean soldiers have died after apparent suffocation during training to withstand capture by an enemy, a military official said, in the latest mishap to hit armed forces already battling charges of physical abuse and lax oversight. The two…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 10:10am -
  • World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola, says MSF

    World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola, says MSF

    International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.
    - 15 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 5:41am -
  • West Africa struggles to contain Ebola as warnings and deaths mount

    West Africa struggles to contain Ebola as warnings and deaths mount

    By James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions and the U.S. Doctors in Liberia were out on strike a…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:23pm -
  • Preschools latest to take on green movement

    Preschools latest to take on green movement

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and veget