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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 -

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  • newThe LeBron James Diet (And How to Make It Work for You) - Men's Journal

    The LeBron James Diet (And How to Make It Work for You) - Men's Journal

    Men's JournalThe LeBron James Diet (And How to Make It Work for You)Men's JournalThis summer LeBron James slimmed down, losing some 15 pounds to ready himself for the upcoming season. His secret? Cutting carbs. The approach is nothing new: Last year,…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:41pm -
  • newDiet Soda: Builds Desire, Decreases Satisfaction - Huffington Post
    Diet Soda: Builds Desire, Decreases SatisfactionHuffington PostAlas, quite surprisingly, diet drinks are associated with weight gain in several long-term large studies, even after results are controled for the fact that heavier people are more likely…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:04pm -
  • newFollowing Your Diet? A Blood Sample Can Tell - Science 2.0

    Following Your Diet? A Blood Sample Can Tell - Science 2.0

    Medical DailyFollowing Your Diet? A Blood Sample Can TellScience 2.0It's possible to assess dietary compliance from a blood sample - that is useful in controlled dietary intervention studies investigating the health benefits of specific diets, since…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:40pm -

The New York Times

  • newPersonal Health: Lots of Reasons to Eat Fish

    Personal Health: Lots of Reasons to Eat Fish

    Fish is good for you, better than heart-damaging red meat and even better than lean poultry. Even so, it is not a popular choice in the kitchen — but there are ways to overcome opposition to it.
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:10pm -
  • newWell: Food and the Dying Patient

    Well: Food and the Dying Patient

    The medicalization of food deprives the dying of some of the last remnants of the human experience: taste, smell, touch and connection to loved ones.
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:23pm -
  • newWell: One Moment You See, Then You Don’t

    Well: One Moment You See, Then You Don’t

    One second. That’s all it took to lose my vision. And my world changed.
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:46pm -
  • newWell: Is Breakfast Overrated?

    Well: Is Breakfast Overrated?

    Researchers are questioning the assumptions behind morning meals.
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:56pm -
  • newWell: What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

    Well: What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

    This week the international yoga community said goodbye to B.K.S. Iyengar, a favorite teacher credited with bringing yoga to the Western world. One of his students, Carrie Owerko, a New York yoga teacher, talked about what makes Iyengar yoga so speci…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:06pm -
  • Well: Feeding Your Canine Athlete

    Well: Feeding Your Canine Athlete

    Humans and dogs fuel exercise very differently. So if you’re taking your dog out for a run, take note.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:46pm -
  • Well: Fish as Brain Food

    Well: Fish as Brain Food

    Eating fish is associated with an increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 content, a new study of older adults has found.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:31pm -
  • B. K. S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Dies at 95

    B. K. S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Dies at 95

    Mr. Iyengar, who practiced his asanas, or postures, well into his 90s, established yoga institutes on six continents.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Aug 14, 4:10pm -
  • Well: Instant Noodles Tied to Heart Risk

    Well: Instant Noodles Tied to Heart Risk

    Women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week were 68 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:56pm -
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: My Life in Bicycles

    Contributing Op-Ed Writer: My Life in Bicycles

    I prefer exercising at least two miles away from any other human being, but some day I will have to give up biking alone.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 4:48am -
  • Well: Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their Kids

    Well: Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their Kids

    Educators say efforts to legalize marijuana have created new challenges as they work to teach teenagers about the unique risks that the drug poses to the developing brain.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:56pm -
  • Well: Talking to Men About PSA Testing

    Well: Talking to Men About PSA Testing

    Despite recommendations against widespread screening for prostate cancer, many doctors continue to routinely offer PSA testing because it’s easier than explaining the pros and cons.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 5:15pm -
  • SciBook: An Insider’s Guide to CrossFit

    SciBook: An Insider’s Guide to CrossFit

    What makes CrossFit appealing to members and confusing to outsiders is that it’s more than a workout — it’s a cultural identity. A new book on the subject may also only appeal to the initiated.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:23pm -
  • Consumer: Weighing Pradaxa’s Risks

    Consumer: Weighing Pradaxa’s Risks

    Despite recent sharp criticism and a $650 million settlement, hundreds of thousands of consumers with atrial fibrillation continue to take the blood thinner.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 10:09pm -
  • Well: Vitamin D Tied to Alzheimer’s Risk

    Well: Vitamin D Tied to Alzheimer’s Risk

    Low vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to a new report.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 3:28pm -
  • Ask Well: How Do You Use a Heart Rate Monitor?

    Ask Well: How Do You Use a Heart Rate Monitor?

    Heart rate monitors can be a useful tool during exercise for new and experienced runners and other athletes.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 4:22pm -
  • Recipes for Health: Cool Summer Fish

    Recipes for Health: Cool Summer Fish

    These refreshing summer dishes include two kinds of escabeche. You can cook fish like sardines, petrale sole and Pacific cod, then allow it to cool and serve it with a robust sauce or a marinade.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 4:30pm -
  • Well: Best Way to Brush Your Teeth? Experts Disagree

    Well: Best Way to Brush Your Teeth? Experts Disagree

    A review of the dental literature found no randomized trials of brushing technique, and very little agreement on how to go about cleaning teeth.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 2:41pm -
  • On the Menu: How High-End Juices Extract Money From Consumers

    On the Menu: How High-End Juices Extract Money From Consumers

    Measured by the cost per calorie, it’s hard to find anything that is less of a bargain, but maybe that’s the idea.
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 10:22am -
  • Well: The Downside of Running With Others

    Well: The Downside of Running With Others

    I found fellow runners on Facebook and felt like I’d found a team. But running with others, I soon learned, can have its downsides.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 8:17pm -
  • Well: Practicing on Patients

    Well: Practicing on Patients

    Every doctor’s expertise is earned on patients, but unfortunately, there is a learning curve.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:49pm -
  • Phys Ed: How Exercise Helps Us Tolerate Pain

    Phys Ed: How Exercise Helps Us Tolerate Pain

    The results of a new study remind us that the longer we stick with an exercise program, the less physically discomfiting it will feel.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 4:40pm -
  • Well: Caffeine May Reduce Tinnitus Risk

    Well: Caffeine May Reduce Tinnitus Risk

    A new study reports that caffeine intake is associated with a reduced risk for tinnitus — ringing or buzzing in the ears.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 2:10pm -
  • Well: A New Surgery Risk

    Well: A New Surgery Risk

    A large new study suggests that doctors should take abnormal heart rhythms known as atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, that arise after surgery more seriously.
    - 8 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 2:28pm -
  • Recipes for Health: Veracruzana Vinegar-Bathed Shrimp

    Recipes for Health: Veracruzana Vinegar-Bathed Shrimp

    The cuisine of the state of Veracruz in Mexico has much in common with Spain’s, including this spicy cousin of the Spanish escabeche. The dish calls for a mild vinegar.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 7:38pm -

Huffington Post (Diet)

  • newJeff Hyman: Diet Derailed? How to Get Back on Track After Vacation
    Go ahead and enjoy that extra cocktail while on vacation. It is very important to not agonize over unhealthy choices made on summer holidays. Compassion, positive thinking and an "I can" attitude is what will ultimately act as the motivation to tip t…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 11:41am -
  • newNone Of These Pizzas Have Gluten. All Of Them Are Delicious.
    Gluten-free, Paleo, low-cab pizzas guaranteed to impress. Read more: Pizza, Gluten Free, Low Carb Pizza, Low Calorie Pizza, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten Free Pizza Crust, Paleo Recipes, Low Carb Pizza Crust, Gluten Free Pizza, Gluten-Free…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • It's Official! Juice Cleanses Are Worse Than You Thought
    If you ever thought the idea of a juice cleanse sounded appealing, maybe it's time to rethink some life choices."Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon i... Read more: Healthy Living, Diet, Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:58am -
  • Zlata Faerman: I'm Coming Out of the (Water) Closet
    Learning to read ingredient labels is going to be the biggest challenge in the beginning. Read: Eat natural, whole foods that are low FODMAP and stay away from processed foods, dressings and marinades and certain snacks. Read more: Healt…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 5:37pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 11:25am -
  • Marcia Liss: Marcia
    ... Read more: Baby Boomers, Diet, Workplace, Comics, Over Fifty, Comedy, Women News
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:39am -
  • Food52: 5 Ways To Eat Raw This Summer
    Raw foods aren't as foreign as you might think. Read more: Raw Food Diet, Vegetarian, Summer, Gena Hamshaw, Lunch, Vegan, Special Diets, Raw Food, Taste News
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:29am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Sodium Studies, With a Grain of Salt
    It is theoretically possible to consume too little sodium, but whether the relevant cut-point is set high or low, the vast majority of adults living in the real world consume too much. Read more: Salt, Healthy Living Health News, Sodium,…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 6:10pm -
  • Margaret Marshall: Is Your Weight Coming Back?
    Take back your control. Don't be made to feel inferior 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.…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 11:55am -
  • Dr. Michael J. Breus: How Your Diet Affects Your Internal Clock
    Much as we manage exposure to light in order to protect healthy sleep and circadian function, research like this offers further suggestion that we may also be able to manage dietary consumption to help keep circadian rhythms functioning properly.…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 8:16am -
  • Where To Find The 'Healthiest' Fast Food Fries
    Need a greasy-good pick-me-up? Read more: Diets, Fast Food Chains, Burger King, Fast Food Restaurants, Mcdonalds, Burger King Satisfries, Chick-Fil-A, Fast Food News, French Fries, Low Calorie Diet, Low Calorie French Fry, Satisfries, T…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:16pm -
  • Kate Callaghan: 5 Signs of Hormonal Havoc
    Female hormones are quite delicate and susceptible to imbalance, which can leave us feeling somewhat crummy (to put it nicely). Here are five signs your hormones might need some loving. Read more: Stress Management, Yoga, Libido, Women's…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 11:15am -
  • Burger King's French Fry Experiment Totally Failed
    NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year.The Miami-based chain sa... Read more: Diets, Health French Fries, French Fries, American Food, Burger King, Fast…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 9:05am -
  • David Kirsch: You're Not Really Doing That, Are You?
    So, as I was making my morning rounds at the Madison Square Club this morning, I saw a couple of things that inspired me to write this impromptu blog.... Read more: Diet and Fitness, Healthy Living, Working Out, Body Image, Health, Will…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 2:56pm -
  • David Zinczenko: 5 Room Service Secrets From Top U.S. Hotels
    I went to the people who know hotel food better than anyone: the folks who make it. From some of the top U.S. hotel chefs and nutritionists, here are five insider room service secrets for healthy hotel eating. Read more: Healthy Living H…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 3:17pm -
  • Julie Chen, M.D.: Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?
    Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health. Read more: Pain, Healthy Eating, Healthy…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 12:23pm -
  • Thrillist: The 21 Best Vegetarian And Vegan Restaurants In America
    Curb your steak lust for a minute, and enjoy the 21 best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in America: Read more: Vegetarian Diet, Vegetarian, Vegetarianism, Vegan, Best Vegan Restaurants, Best Vegetarian Restaurants, Best Restaurants, Taste…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 11:47am -
  • Nick Sexton: UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Capturing Realities of Indigenous Rural Women
    Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 10:59am -
  • Joanne Dagonese: My Ease Into Veganese
    I have always been a health food buff and gained a reputation among family and friends for my "interesting" creations (aka, kitchen lab experiments). ... Read more: Veganism, Veganese, Vegetarian, Vegan, Plant-Based Diet, Transitioning t…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 5:57pm -
  • Margaret Marshall: A Lesson From a Chihuahua About Focus
    The lessons animals show us about our own nature is amazing, and the way they communicate without words is brilliant and simple. Read more: Healthy Eating, Healthy Living Health News, Chihuahua, Diet and Fitness, Healthy Living, Diet and…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 11:50am -
  • Daffnee Cohen: The Only Reason You Ever Need to Get Serious About Your Health
    Your body is your vessel. You fuel it and it fuels you. What you put in, you get out. What you eat today for lunch and every single day for the next 10, 20 and 30 years will directly affect your how comfortable you live and your ability to do the thi…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 11:24am -
  • Putting Your Child On A Diet Could Have Unintended Consequences
    Women who were put on diets as young girls are more likely to struggle with obesity, alcohol abuse and disordered eating as adults, according to preli... Read more: Dieting in Childhood, Pamela Keel, Child Diet, Young Girls Diet, Dieting…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 12:49pm -
  • Julia Orr: Climate Change and the Meat on Your Plate
    If people truly were concerned about global climate change and the environment then ignoring the horrific impacts of animal agriculture let alone the inherent cruelty involved is ... well, alarming and more than a little foolish. Read mo…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 11:42am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Processing Messages About Processed Food
    The American Society of Nutrition issued what proved to be a very controversial position paper on processed foods. The basic take-away message that resulted, if there is one, is that processed foods are certainly not all bad. Read more:…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 11:28am -

Huffington Post (Diet & Nutrition)

  • newAyala 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…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:53pm -
  • newJeff Hyman: Diet Derailed? How to Get Back on Track After Vacation
    Go ahead and enjoy that extra cocktail while on vacation. It is very important to not agonize over unhealthy choices made on summer holidays. Compassion, positive thinking and an "I can" attitude is what will ultimately act as the motivation to tip t…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 11:41am -
  • newNone Of These Pizzas Have Gluten. All Of Them Are Delicious.
    Gluten-free, Paleo, low-cab pizzas guaranteed to impress. Read more: Pizza, Gluten Free, Low Carb Pizza, Low Calorie Pizza, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten Free Pizza Crust, Paleo Recipes, Low Carb Pizza Crust, Gluten Free Pizza, Gluten-Free…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • The Ingredient That Sends Your Body Into A Cycle Of Unhealthy Eating
    It can happen fast. One minute, you're indulging in a small piece of chocolate; the next, you're surrounded by empty candy wrappers -- and still cravi... Read more: Rebecca Scritchfield, Healthy Eating, Unhealthy Eating, Sugar Addiction,…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:54am -
  • It's Official! Juice Cleanses Are Worse Than You Thought
    If you ever thought the idea of a juice cleanse sounded appealing, maybe it's time to rethink some life choices."Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon i... Read more: Healthy Living, Diet, Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:58am -
  • Diana K. Rice: This Top Nutritionist Knows Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook
    And while some parents may balk at the idea of corralling the kids into the kitchen after a long first day of the week, starting the week off by engaging in this habit is well worth the effort. Read more: Family Dinner, Children-Cooking,…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 5:58pm -
  • Zlata Faerman: I'm Coming Out of the (Water) Closet
    Learning to read ingredient labels is going to be the biggest challenge in the beginning. Read: Eat natural, whole foods that are low FODMAP and stay away from processed foods, dressings and marinades and certain snacks. Read more: Healt…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 5:37pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:25pm -
  • Carrie Rich: Changing the Conversation: Focusing on Health, Not Health Care
    "Calling it a health care crisis is misleading. The real crisis is not in health care, but in health. If you had to choose either optimal health or great health care, which would you choose?" Read more: Diet and Nutrition, Health Care, H…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 3:08pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 10:39am -
  • Marcia Liss: Marcia
    ... Read more: Baby Boomers, Diet, Workplace, Comics, Over Fifty, Comedy, Women News
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:39am -
  • Food52: 5 Ways To Eat Raw This Summer
    Raw foods aren't as foreign as you might think. Read more: Raw Food Diet, Vegetarian, Summer, Gena Hamshaw, Lunch, Vegan, Special Diets, Raw Food, Taste News
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:29am -
  • Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.: 5 Things Holding You Back From Going Vegan
    If you've made the choice (or goal) of going completely meat-free, don't allow your surroundings and your own fears to stop you. Hopefully, these tips can be one step towards helping you achieve the changes in your diet that are important to you.…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:43am -
  • 5 Reasons Potatoes Don't Deserve Their Bad Reputation
    The potato isn't inherently bad, and, really, it shouldn't be treated as such.Yes, it's often smothered in cheese, mixed up with mayo, doused in s... Read more: Potatoes Health Benefits, Potatoes, Potatoes Healthy, Diet and Nutrition,…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:42am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Sodium Studies, With a Grain of Salt
    It is theoretically possible to consume too little sodium, but whether the relevant cut-point is set high or low, the vast majority of adults living in the real world consume too much. Read more: Salt, Healthy Living Health News, Sodium,…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 6:10pm -
  • Jason Saltmarsh: How Growing Your Own Vegetables Will Make You A Happier Person
    The vegetable garden represents a small effort on the part of the gardener to be a producer and not just a consumer, to give and not take, to create something beautiful and useful where nothing existed before. Read more: Healthy Eating,…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 4:49pm -
  • Margaret Marshall: Is Your Weight Coming Back?
    Take back your control. Don't be made to feel inferior 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.…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 11:55am -
  • Ali Cherry: The Worst Thing Since White Bread
    While most Americans think about eating healthy and want to make improvements, more than half say that figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn't eat. Read more: Public Health, Food Packaging, H…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 10:34am -
  • Marc Van Ameringen: Development Goals Must Adapt to New Nutrition Challenges
    We can eliminate malnutrition. And, I believe that it's possible to do so by 2030. Ambitious targets and a common vision are a great start. But, to fix the food system we need a framework that drives stakeholders to work together, regardless of their…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 8:58am -
  • SELF: 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Figs
    Known as the "fruit of the gods," figs are in season now, but they're nothing new. In season from from June to early Fall, the sweet fruit were used by the Greeks as signs of prosperity and for early Olympic training. For the food nerds among us, a m…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 10:09am -
  • Dr. Michael J. Breus: How Your Diet Affects Your Internal Clock
    Much as we manage exposure to light in order to protect healthy sleep and circadian function, research like this offers further suggestion that we may also be able to manage dietary consumption to help keep circadian rhythms functioning properly.…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 8:16am -
  • 6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Zucchini
    By Rachel SwalinIf you want a veggie that's extremely versatile, look no further than zucchini. Whether eaten raw or cooked, there's so many way... Read more: Zucchini Facts, Zucchini, Zucchini Health Benefits, Zucchini Health, Health…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 8:16am -
  • Where To Find The 'Healthiest' Fast Food Fries
    Need a greasy-good pick-me-up? Read more: Diets, Fast Food Chains, Burger King, Fast Food Restaurants, Mcdonalds, Burger King Satisfries, Chick-Fil-A, Fast Food News, French Fries, Low Calorie Diet, Low Calorie French Fry, Satisfries, T…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:16pm -

Huffington Post (Nutrition)

  • newAyala 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…
    - 13 hours 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 10:39am -
  • Ali Cherry: The Worst Thing Since White Bread
    While most Americans think about eating healthy and want to make improvements, more than half say that figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn't eat. Read more: Public Health, Food Packaging, H…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 10:34am -
  • SELF: 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Figs
    Known as the "fruit of the gods," figs are in season now, but they're nothing new. In season from from June to early Fall, the sweet fruit were used by the Greeks as signs of prosperity and for early Olympic training. For the food nerds among us, a m…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 10:09am -
  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:16pm -
  • Barbara Greenberg: 6 Daily Irritations We Don't Talk About
    I am aware of what makes you brighten up and have those pleasurable magic moments. I am also painfully aware of those little moments that drive women of all ages just a little bit crazy and makes you want to rip your hair out. Read more:…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:31am -
  • Carissa Lada: Why Is It So Hard to Be Healthy?
    What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Did you have a bagel or maybe one of those creamy cheese danishes to help you start your day? Did you t... Read more: Hunter-Gatherers, Fast Food, Nutrition, Health, Food, Evolution, Fitness…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 11:36am -
  • Suzanne Skees: Giving Birth in a Graveyard
    Bent over a wood-fired oven, drying the fish her husband caught yesterday, 29-year-old Leticia Sam blinks the smoke from her eyes, one hand stoking the fire, the other holding her swollen belly. Expecting her fourth baby, Leticia lives atop an old gr…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 1:19pm -
  • Buck Wargo: Forget What You Think You Know About Food Safety -- Debunking Common Myths
    What your mother taught you about food safety is probably wrong. Did you know you don't ever wash raw chicken? It's time to get serious about food safety. Read more: Food Safety Myths, Food Safety, Chicken, Food, Usda, Complete Senior, H…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 3:12pm -
  • David Katz, M.D.: Processing Messages About Processed Food
    The American Society of Nutrition issued what proved to be a very controversial position paper on processed foods. The basic take-away message that resulted, if there is one, is that processed foods are certainly not all bad. Read more:…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 11:28am -
  • Tony Posnanski: What It's Like When You Weigh 380 Pounds and Order a Salad
    I ordered a salad. It was only 410 calories. The people behind me giggled when I placed my order. Maybe they were laughing about something else. I always heard laughter when I went places. I believe a lot of it was because of me. Read mo…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:40pm -
  • Emily Schromm: How Being a Barista Changed My Life
    I wouldn't be where I am today without taking chances and following my dreams -- then being open to changing my mind to chase another dream. We shouldn't get stuck on a path that makes us unhappy or unfulfilled -- and that goes for fitness and healt…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:49pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:47pm -
  • Andy Bellatti: Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition
    Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:57am -
  • Katie Yip : The Importance of Fitness Experimentation
    If you are genuinely interested in making real changes, make it your mission to be fully commit to your beliefs and personal philosophies. Often times you will realize that what you were initially doing was right all along, yet you abandoned it for t…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:31pm -
  • Amy Kiser : How I Learned to Love My Body
    It didn't happen overnight but gradually changing my brain led to changing my body. Over the next year, I was exercising less and eating healthy. I didn't obsess, and the weight slowly came off. Read more: Diet and Fitness, Fitness and E…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:24pm -
  • Idalis Velazquez: How to Change Your Fitness Mindset
    Once you begin to train with your focus on getting stronger and not stressing over the way you look, your training becomes more productive and efficient. You place that energy on learning how to move and perform better and in the process break menta…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:19pm -
  • Noell Yanik: Don't Stop Short of Your Fitness Goals
    I got hooked on fitness for vanity reasons many years ago. But now that I'm a working mom, I do it because of the energy, focus and confidence it gives me. Exercise allows me to focus on something positive and forget the rest of my life for even 20…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:17pm -
  • David Zinczenko: 5 Ways To Outsmart The Supermarket And Lose Weight
    Do candy bars have a tendency to jump off the shelves and into your cart when you're at the supermarket? You're not alone. From the weekly circulars to the cash register, the entire grocery-shopping experience is designed to ensure you spend as much…
    - 27 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 9:52am -
  • David Katz, M.D.: What to Do When Your Food Glows in the Dark
    Perhaps it's an exaggeration to say our food glows in the dark, although I'm not entirely sure. But whether or not they actually phosphoresce, these products are indeed designed to glow. The glowing in question, however, occurs within the dark confin…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:55pm -
  • Wray Herbert: Is Postpartum Depression a Disease of Modern Civilization?
    Working with UCLA's Martie Haselton, Chapman University psychological scientist Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook has been exploring the evidence from diverse sources to argue that postpartum depression is linked to early weaning, deficient diet, inactivity, no…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:53pm -
  • Elle Penner: Do Serving Sizes Impact How Much You Eat?
    If the serving size for ice cream were to jump from 1/2 cup to 1 cup, would you eat more? Some experts are worried you might. Read more: Nutrition Facts, Diet and Nutrition, Nutrition Labels, Fda, Serving Size, Nutrition, Healthy Living…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:45am -
  • Here's Why 'Maple Water' Isn't The New Anything
    Before it's boiled down to the sweet stickiness coating your pancakes, a decidedly thinner, less sugary progenitor of the syrup flows through maple tr... Read more: Health Benefits of Maple Syrup, Maple Syrup, Nutrition, Nutrients in Map…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:15am -

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…
    - 7 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 66 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

  • 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 18 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…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:22am -
  • The Last Rose of Summer

    The Last Rose of Summer

    “The Last Rose of Summer” by Thomas Moore ‘Tis the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone; No flower of her kindred, No rosebud is nigh, To reflect back her blushes, Or … Continue reading →The…
    - 36 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • Alphabet Soup: Give Me a ‘G’

    Alphabet Soup: Give Me a ‘G’

    - 43 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 2:58am -
  • AIM: Food – It’s All in a Day

    AIM: Food – It’s All in a Day

    The idea for this month’s AIM post comes courtesy of a reader who asked us to share ideas and recipes for meals. Rather than focus on a single meal, we decided to spread it out a little and cover the … Continue reading →AIM: Food – It’s All…
    - 46 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 9:38am -

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)

  • newAdherence 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…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • Teen sleeplessness piles on risk for obesity
    Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class. According to new research, risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a n…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:19pm -
  • How parents juggle work hours may influence kids' weight
    The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children's eating habits, according to researchers. For example, parents who spend time with their adolescent kids after school may increase the likelihood that those children w…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 12:02am -

Science Daily (Dietary Supplements)

  • newThe 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…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 6:14pm -
  • newInsulin 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…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:24pm -
  • newAdherence 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…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 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,…
    - 3 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 23 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.
    - 23 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.
    - 24 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 30 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:45pm -
  • Sun exposure, vitamin D levels and mortality
    Women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die as compared to those who receive sun exposure, a new study suggests. The study attempts to link low vitamin D levels with this increased death rate. However, even the study authors admit that th…
    - 36 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 5:15pm -
  • Defects in fatty acid transport proteins linked to schizophrenia, autism
    Using diverse methodologies, neuroscientists report that defects in Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) may help to explain the pathology in some cases of schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. After identifying mutations in FABPs from patients…
    - 37 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 6:22pm -
  • Taking B vitamins won't prevent Alzheimer's disease, researchers conclude
    Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people to offer a final answer on this debate. When lo…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 1:55pm -
  • Zinc deficiency magnifies, prolongs lethal immune response to sepsis
    A key immune response pathway regulated by zinc has been discovered by scientists that may hold clues to stopping sepsis, one of the leading causes of death in America’s intensive care units. As many as 20% of people who develop sepsis will die, no…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 12:49pm -
  • Omega 3 fatty acids lessen severity of osteoarthritis in mice
    Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty acids, according to researchers. “Our results suggest that dietary factors play a more significant role than mecha…
    - 42 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:18pm -
  • Vitamin D ups bowel cancer survival odds, study finds
    Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a study shows. Patients with the highest levels of vitamin D have half the risk of dying compared with those with the lowest levels, the findin…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 2:50pm -
  • Drug shows promise for effectively treating metabolic syndrome
    Researchers have discovered that an enzyme involved in intracellular signaling plays a crucial role in developing metabolic syndrome, a finding that has a spinoff company developing a drug to potentially treat the condition.
    - 49 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 6:24pm -
  • How beryllium causes deadly lung disease
    Using exquisitely detailed maps of molecular shapes and the electrical charges surrounding them, researchers have discovered how the metal beryllium triggers a deadly immune response in the lungs. They show how a genetic susceptibility to the disease…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 4:55pm -
  • Polyphenols could yield small benefit for people with PAD
    Polyphenols -- compounds found in cocoa and other foods -- may help people with peripheral artery disease walk a little longer and farther before pain sets in. More research is needed to see whether long-term use of these compounds in dark chocolate…
    - 50 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • Healthy lifestyle is crucial for women of childbearing age: Updated position, new practice papers published
    Nutrition is crucial before, during and after pregnancy to optimize health for both mother and child, according to an updated position paper and a new practice paper. The practice paper provides registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technic…
    - 51 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 2:13pm -
  • First pediatric autism study conducted entirely online
    The first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism has been conducted by researchers, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population. "Recruitment for clinic…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:40pm -
  • In human evolution, changes in skin's barrier set northern Europeans apart
    The popular idea that northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D -- vital for healthy bones and immune function -- is questioned by researchers in a new study. Ramping up the skin’s capacity to…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 6:08pm -
  • Artificial enzyme mimics natural detoxification mechanism in liver cells
    Molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles oxidize sulfite to sulfate in liver cells in analogy to the enzyme sulfite oxidase, researchers have found. The functionalized Molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles can cross the cellular membrane and accumulate at the m…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 3:41pm -
  • Vitamin D deficiency linked to higher risk of cardiovascular, cancer death
    Analysis of pooled data showed a strong association between low vitamin D levels and risk of death in general death from cardiovascular diseases, death in from cancer, at least in older people with a history of cancer. "Going into our study, the effe…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 3:34pm -
  • Almonds reduce the risk of heart disease, research shows
    Eating almonds can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy, research has shown. Research found that they significantly increase the amount of antioxidants in the blood stream, reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow. Th…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 1:45pm -
  • Common herbal supplement can cause dangerous interactions with prescription drugs
    St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study. The researchers reported that the herbal supplement can…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 1:33pm -
  • Causal link between vitamin D deficiency, hypertension suggested by researchers
    New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). The findings suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases…
    - 57 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 12:17am -
  • First positive results toward therapeutic vaccine against brain cancer
    A prerequisite to the development of a tumor vaccine is to find protein structures in cancer cells that differ from those of healthy cells. Cancer researchers have now been able to develop a mutation-specific vaccine targeting a protein that is mutat…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 7:15pm -
  • Insects as the food of the future: Locusts, grasshoppers, crickets, silk moth pupae, and beetle and moth larvae
    As the human population grows, it is critical that the drain on the planet’s resources be lessened by decreasing consumption of animal protein. Insects are a promising, economically viable alternative source of high quality protein that leave a sub…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 2:12pm -
  • Calcium, vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes
    Calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves the metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes, new research shows. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a pregnancy complication, is characterized by carbohydrate intolerance and meta…
    - 59 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 2:50am -
  • Cocoa extract may counter specific mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease
    Insights into mechanisms behind cocoa’s benefit may lead to new treatments or dietary regimens for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Lavado cocoa is primarily composed of polyphenols, antioxidants also found in fruits and vegetables, with p…
    - 59 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 2:49am -
  • Bone loss persists two years after weight loss surgery
    For at least two years after bariatric surgery, patients continue to lose bone, even after their weight stabilizes, research shows. Gastric bypass is the most common type of weight loss surgery. "The long-term consequences of this substantial bone lo…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 6:17pm -

Science Daily (Nutrition)

  • newInsulin 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…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:24pm -
  • newNew feeding tube connectors will improve patient safety
    New feeding tube connectors, designed by an international standards process, will be available soon and will improve patient safety. Small-bore connectors, which are used to join medical devices, components, and accessories to deliver fluids or gases…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:06pm -
  • newAdherence 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…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • Teen sleeplessness piles on risk for obesity
    Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class. According to new research, risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a n…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:19pm -
  • Financial weight makes it trickier to lose pounds where it counts
    Weight-loss advertising tends to target people ready, willing and able to pay for diet programs, special meals or gym memberships. But it's those who live below the poverty line who are more likely to be overweight or obese.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 7:53pm -
  • Children: Fruit, vegetable intake still too low; Human nutritionist says to focus on lunch
    Children between the ages of 2 and 18 are eating more whole fruits and drinking less fruit juice, a new report finds after the implementation of a new program. However, vegetable intake remains the same, they say. One expert says the switch from frui…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 4:59pm -
  • Men fare worse than women in China regarding discrimination among obese workers
    New research that analyzes economic disparity among obese Chinese adults shows that there is no wage disparity for obese women in China, but there is pay inequality among obese men. Obese manual laborers are especially affected, earning: results show…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:40pm -
  • New mouse model points to therapy for liver disease
    A novel mouse model that closely resembles human NASH has been described by researchers. They use it to demonstrate that interference with a key inflammatory protein inhibits both the development of NASH and its progression to liver cancer.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 5:49pm -
  • Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III
    A recent study has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet king. The study indicates a change in diet and location in his early childhood…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 12:45am -
  • Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices
    It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us -- which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold -- may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 11:22pm -
  • Human milk fat improves growth in premature infants
    For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes. Researchers have now successfully incorporated a cream supplement into premature infants' diets th…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 2:22pm -
  • Single enzyme necessary for development of diabetes
    An enzyme called 12-LO promotes the obesity-induced oxidative stress in the pancreatic cells that leads to pre-diabetes, and diabetes. 12-LO's enzymatic action is the last step in the production of certain small molecules that harm the cell, accordin…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 11:23pm -
  • Strong state alcohol policies reduce likelihood of binge drinking
    People living in states with stronger alcohol policy environments have a substantially lower likelihood of any binge drinking, frequent binge drinking, and high-intensity binge drinking, according to a new study. In determining the results, researche…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 11:21pm -
  • New study on diabetes risk emphasizes value of registered dietitian nutritionists in treatment and prevention
    A new study indicating that Americans have approximately a 40 percent risk of developing diabetes during their lifetime offers more evidence that nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist can help prevent or delay diabetes…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 4:34pm -
  • Early antibiotic exposure leads to lifelong metabolic disturbances in mice
    Antibiotic exposure during a critical window of early development disrupts the bacterial landscape of the gut, home to trillions of diverse microbes, and permanently reprograms the body’s metabolism, setting up a predisposition to obesity, accordin…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 4:34pm -
  • 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…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 9:36pm -
  • Estimated 1.65 million global cardiovascular deaths each year linked to high sodium consumption
    More than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above the World Health Organization's recommendation of 2.0 grams per day, researchers have found in a new analysis of populations across 187 countri…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 9:36pm -
  • Why seniors don't eat: It's complicated
    More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutr…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 2:36pm -
  • Beating childhood cancer does not necessarily make survivors healthier adults, study shows
    Having survived cancer as a child does not necessarily have a ripple effect that makes people lead a healthier lifestyle once they grow up. Childhood cancer survivors face different health-care challenges and are more susceptible to dying earlier tha…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 8:38pm -
  • Can instant noodles lead to heart disease, diabetes and stroke?
    Significant consumption of instant noodles -- ramen included -- may increase a person’s risk for cardiometabolic syndrome, especially in women, research shows. The findings could shed new light on the risks of a worldwide dietary habit. "This resea…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 4:16pm -
  • Size matters when convincing your brain to eat healthier foods
    Playing with the portions of good and not-so-good-for-you foods is better than trying to eliminate bad foods, according to a study. The idea is to not give up entirely foods that provide pleasure but aren’t nutritious. Instead, the focus should be…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 10:02pm -
  • Medicinal oil reduces debilitating epileptic seizures associated with Glut1 deficiency, trial shows
    A rare metabolic disease that caused hundreds of seizures daily for a 6-year-old is now significantly under control as part of a clinical trial that uses a medicinal oil for treatment. Within hours, treatment with an edible oil dramatically reduced t…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 8:58pm -
  • Program to combat childhood obesity gets kids in daycare moving
    A turn-key intervention program significantly increased physical activity levels among children in daycare, a study shows. The treatment groups also achieved 91 percent of the physical activity goals in the improvement plans submitted by the director…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 4:50pm -
  • Lead linked to obesity in mice exposed by mothers
    When we think of ill effects from lead exposure various neurologic problems usually come to mind. Now researchers say another health impact can be added to the list: obesity. Even at low levels, lead is associated with obesity in mice whose mothers w…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 8:33pm -
  • New culprit identified in metabolic syndrome
    Uric acid may play a role in causing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study indicates. Uric acid is a normal waste product removed from the body by the kidneys and intes…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 4:39pm -
  • 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…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 6:59pm -
  • Cheese still laden with salt, despite many products meeting reduction targets
    The salt content of cheese sold in British supermarkets remains high, despite many products meeting the recommended government targets on salt reduction, finds research. And salt content varies widely, even within the same type of cheese, the finding…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 2:56pm -
  • Eating at fast food, full service restaurants linked to more calories, poorer nutrition
    Eating at both fast-food and full-service restaurants is associated with significant increases in the intake of calories, sugar, saturated fat, and sodium, according to a new study. The researchers say the larger adverse effect they measured on energ…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 2:52pm -
  • 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 8:16pm -
  • Healthy diet set early in life
    Promoting a healthy diet from infancy is important to prevent childhood obesity and the onset of chronic disease, researchers find. The study described quantity and diversity of food and drinks consumed by children aged 12-16 months.
    - 16 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 1:51pm -
  • Nutrition an issue for Indigenous Australians
    Nutrition has not been given enough priority in national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy in recent years, researchers conclude. "Improving nutrition is essential for promoting Aboriginal health, and this needs to be supported by p…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 1:51pm -
  • New hospital screening tool helps find children at nutritional risk easier, study finds
    While hospitals do not commonly screen children for nutrition, a new tool developed could change that. The Pediatric Nutrition Screening Tool (PNST) was found to be more effective than the existing pediatric Subjective Global Nutrition Assessment (SG…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 2:12am -
  • Pistachios may lower vascular response to stress in type 2 diabetes
    Among people with type 2 diabetes, eating pistachios may reduce the body's response to the stresses of everyday life, according researchers. "In adults with diabetes, two servings of pistachios per day lowered vascular constriction during stress and…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 8:33pm -
  • 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…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 8:32pm -
  • Eating more dietary pulses can increase fullness, may help manage weight
    Eating about one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can increase fullness, which may lead to better weight management and weight loss, a new study has found. Pulses have a low glycemic index (meaning that they are foods that break dow…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 5:21pm -
  • Grizzly research offers surprising insights into diabetes-obesity link
    Researchers studying grizzly bears have now discovered a natural state of diabetes that serves a real biological purpose and is also reversible. Investigators note that grizzly bears are obese but not diabetic in the fall, become diabetic only weeks…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 5:19pm -
  • Flavor trumps health for blueberry buying, study shows
    Blueberries get lots of media attention for their antioxidant benefits, but a new study shows 60 percent of blueberry purchasers buy the fruit for its flavor, while 39 percent do so for psychological reasons. By “psychological,” researchers mean…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 5:17pm -
  • Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
    Dental researchers are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a "triple-threat" of permanent damage to young people's teeth.
    - 16 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 2:23pm -
  • Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behavior problems
    Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioral problems in toddlers. Early intervention to help and support mothers and their children could help to prevent these problems from developing into long term behavioral…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 1:09pm -
  • Crowdsourcing may help dieters lose weight
    Crowdsourcing may help dieters stick to healthy foods and lose weight, as participants are as good as trained experts at correctly rating the healthiness of foods and giving feedback on them, indicates research. "Crowdsourcing has potential as a way…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 12:21am -
  • Soursop fruit: Giving hope against cancer?
    Researcher finds chemotherapeutic properties in soursop pulp. The fruit, grown in Mexico, has been reported to contained anticancer compounds, however, to date, most studies have been mainly focused on the leaves, roots, seeds and shell, not consider…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 7:12pm -
  • 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…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 4:33pm -
  • Students cope well with healthier snacks
    Students do not mind buying healthier snacks from vending machines, according to research. The findings could have implications for campus health initiatives as well as vendor profits. The study compared college students' perceptions and self-reporte…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 4:30pm -
  • Eating resistant starch may help reduce red meat-related colorectal cancer risk
    Consumption of a type of starch that acts like fiber may help reduce colorectal cancer risk associated with a high red meat diet, according to a study. "Red meat and resistant starch have opposite effects on the colorectal cancer-promoting miRNAs, th…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 2:03pm -
  • Eating less meat: Solution to reduce water use?
    Eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world, researchers have found. Reducing the use of animal products can have a considerable impact on areas suffering scarce water resources, as meat production requires more water…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 2:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 1:57pm -
  • Clues to curbing obesity found in neuronal 'sweet spot'
    Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain, according to a new study.
    - 20 days ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:35am -
  • Removing vending machines from schools is not enough to reduce soda consumption
    Banning vending machines from schools can actually increase soda and fast food consumption among students if it’s the only school food policy change implemented, according to new research.
    - 20 days ago, 2 Aug 14, 1:33am -
  • Southern-style eating increases risk of death for kidney disease patients
    Consuming fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to a 50 percent increase in risk of death, according to a new study.
    - 21 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:10pm -
  • Consistent nutrition support protocols can help prevent malnutrition in critically ill patients, improve outcomes
    Varying practices and frequent lapses in nutrition delivery can put critically ill patients at greater risk for malnutrition and associated complications, according to a new article. The article offers specific strategies to address underfeeding and…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:09pm -
  • Cause of gum disease related to type 2 diabetes uncovered
    Going to the dentist isn't fun for anyone, but for those with periodontal disease related to type 2 diabetes, a new research discovery may have them smiling.
    - 22 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:51pm -
  • Hope for the overweight: Better understanding of types of fat could lead to new treatments
    The body has different types of adipose tissue that perform various metabolic tasks: white, beige and brown. For the first time, researchers have successfully identified specific surface proteins that can help distinguish between the three types. Thi…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:46pm -

Yahoo!

  • newInstant noodles carry health risks for women: study

    Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study

    Women who eat instant noodles, like Ramen, at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol, US researchers said Thursday.
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:41pm -
  • newAfrica tightens Ebola travel curbs as affected countries face food shortages
    By Clair MacDougall MONROVIA (Reuters) - African countries tightened travel curbs on Thursday in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organization warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic suppli…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:20pm -
  • newAfter Russia targets McDonald's, businesses wonder who's next

    After Russia targets McDonald's, businesses wonder who's next

    By Polina Devitt and Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW Russia (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it was investigating dozens of McDonald's restaurants, in what many businessmen said was retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine they fear could spread…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:52pm -
  • newRussia making checks at McDonald's in two more regions - Ifax
    Russia's food safety watchdog is conducting checks at McDonald's restaurants in the Tatarstan region and will begin scheduled checks at its outlets in the region of Bashkortostan later this month, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday. On Wednesd…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:59am -
  • Indian hunger striker freed after 14 years as suicide charges dropped

    Indian hunger striker freed after 14 years as suicide charges dropped

    An Indian human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities walked free on Wednesday from a prison hospital where doctors had force-fed her to keep her alive. Irom Sharmila's release…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:04pm -
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    By Clair MacDougall and Stephanie Nebehay MONROVIA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:19am -
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

    Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

    By Clair MacDougall and Stephanie Nebehay MONROVIA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:51pm -
  • Heinz to tighten supplier controls in China after infant food scare

    Heinz to tighten supplier controls in China after infant food scare

    The company, known globally for its ketchup and baked beans, made the announcement as it sought to contain the potential damage to its reputation in a country where consumers are highly sensitive to food safety after a series of high-profile scares.…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 10:15am -
  • Lead contamination scare hits Heinz infant food in China

    Lead contamination scare hits Heinz infant food in China

    Heinz said on Monday it had recalled four batches of a cereal product for infants after regulators in eastern China said they had found lead that exceeded regulation levels in its AD Calcium Hi-Protein Cereal. Infant products are particularly vulnera…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 6:09am -
  • Denmark's Novo Nordisk accepts fine for late disclosure of drug setback

    Denmark's Novo Nordisk accepts fine for late disclosure of drug setback

    Novo Nordisk A/S said on Monday it had accepted a near $90,000 fine (53,812.49 pounds) from Danish regulators for failing to inform investors quickly enough that a drug it had hoped would become its next growth driver had been refused U.S. approval.…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 2:08pm -
  • Heinz recalls four batches of infant food in China
    Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit, the company said on Monday. The move by Heinz comes after food safety regulators in eastern Zhejiang provi…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 1:48pm -
  • Food scare in China is good news for Thailand's CP Foods

    Food scare in China is good news for Thailand's CP Foods

    By Khettiya Jittapong and Manunphattr Dhanananphorn BANGKOK (Reuters) - Business is booming at Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) , Thailand's biggest meat and animal feed producer, especially now it has won orders for chicken products from McDonald's…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 11:24am -
  • Apps put fitness fans through short, sharp workouts
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommend that adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity weekly. Sworkit, a new fitness app for iPhone and Android devices, takes users through workouts as short as five minutes that can be done…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 10:08am -
  • From cradle to grave, Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed ageing nation

    From cradle to grave, Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed ageing nation

    By Minami Funakoshi TOKYO (Reuters) - Back in 1960, Japan's Kewpie Corp began selling canned baby food, sensing a chance to catch a wave of young families raising kids in an economy roaring back to growth after the devastation of World War Two. Almos…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 9:08pm -
  • Struggling Liberia creates 'plague villages' in Ebola epicentre

    Struggling Liberia creates 'plague villages' in Ebola epicentre

    By Eric Telmor and Emma Farge BOYA Liberia/DAKAR (Reuters) - To try to control the Ebola epidemic spreading through West Africa, Liberia has quarantined remote villages at the epicentre of the virus, evoking the "plague villages" of medieval Europe t…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 4:26pm -
  • Crowd loots Ebola centre in Liberian capital, worker says patients removed

    Crowd loots Ebola centre in Liberian capital, worker says patients removed

    By Clair MacDougall MONROVIA (Reuters) - A crowd attacked a makeshift Ebola quarantine centre in a rundown neighbourhood of the Liberian capital, throwing stones and looting equipment and food, witnesses said, and a health worker said patients had be…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 4:00pm -
  • U.S. FDA warns of fraudulent Ebola drug claims
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has become aware of products being sold online that fraudulently claim to prevent or treat Ebola. The FDA's warning comes on the heels of comments by Nigeria's top health official, Onyebuchi C…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 2:58pm -
  • English health experts investigate Salmonella outbreak
    English health authorities said on Friday they are investigating an outbreak of food poisoning that has affected 156 people in Britain and others in France and Austria. Salmonella Enteritidis is a strain of bacteria that causes gastrointestinal illne…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 12:22pm -
  • Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated - WHO

    Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated - WHO

    By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on its w…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 12:01am -
  • Exclusive - Emergency food drops eyed for quarantined Ebola region of West Africa
    By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International agencies are looking into emergency food drops and truck convoys to reach extremely hungry people in Liberia and Sierra Leone, who are cordoned off from the outside world to hal…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 10:12pm -