When it comes to weight loss, we all crave easy answers. Believe it or not, sometimes the answers are easy. Acting on them is what’s difficult. Take the following four habits, for example. If they seem all too familiar to you, take steps to rid yourself of them. You’ll drop pounds and lower your risk … Read More
Keep these guiding numbers in mind when you shop. They’ll help you sort reality from marketing messages.
Ah, fall … crisp, sunny days, colorful foliage – and pumpkin spice lattes. Many people mark the change from summer to autumn by celebrating with this sweet and creamy seasonal drink, served up at coffee shops everywhere this time of year. But is the pumpkin spice latte a nutritional disaster?
For years, researchers have explored the cardiovascular benefits of this diet. But did you know it has benefits related to cancer, too?
You can give kids a strong start to their day with a simple, nutritious breakfast — and the rewards are great. A healthy first meal gives kids energy and balanced nutrition. Research shows that eating a good breakfast may help with thinking, memory, academic performance, attendance and mood.
The best breakfast foods give you fuel in the tank for energy that lasts. They boost your metabolism, fight disease and help you keep your weight down. The worst breakfast foods do the opposite. They lead to mid-morning crashes, wreak havoc on your metabolism, encourage disease and cause weight gain. You shouldn’t skip breakfast — … Read More
Shopping for at least some of your food every week at a farmers market is a great way to support rural and urban farming communities, and to reap the nutritional benefits and delicious flavor of freshly harvested food. At many farmers markets, you can buy produce that has been raised without pesticides or beef from … Read More
Somehow, kale has become sexy. Credit the amazing power of food trends. Kale is not alone, either. Quinoa, coconut oil, chia seeds, kefir — food trends abound. In most cases, that’s a good thing. Kale and other foods that are “hot” right now are chock full of nutrients you need. But when you’re browsing the … Read More
When it comes to dieting, it’s easy to wish for a magic number. But I’ve seen too many patients rely on calorie count as the answer. Sure, it matters how many calories you eat in a day. But fixating on that number can cause problems, too. It can become like a game: “If I eat … Read More
Most of us will experience diarrhea a couple of times a year, whether it’s from a bacterial infection, a food allergy or simply something you’ve eaten that disagrees with you. Diarrhea usually is not serious and often disappears within a day or so. Mom’s advice is still the best when it comes to home treatments … Read More