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A Vegan Version of Atkins Lowers Weight and LDL


Years ago, I got interested in the Atkins diet. It sounded so perfect: you eat as much as you want and the pounds just melt away. All that was required of you was that you stop eating carbs. I did. I had virtually no carbs for months and the pounds really did just melt away […]

Next on Oprah: A Grain of Salt


The big cover story in this week’s Newsweek is a look at the health information — apparently in most cases, misinformation — propagated by Oprah Winfrey’s signature television talk show:
In January, Oprah Winfrey invited Suzanne Somers on her show to share her unusual secrets to staying young. Each morning, the 62-year-old actress and self-help author […]

Health Incentives May Be Coming to a Workplace Near You


Health care reform has been back in vogue since the last presidential election, and Congress is starting to pull together the legislation that could radically change medical coverage in America.
Or not. We all know how it went down last time there was a charge for universal health care. . .
Let’s take the more positive perspective […]

Just a Bite? Not So Fast


Moderation. We beat it into our heads, tell our friends and coworkers and talk about it till we are blue in the face. But a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research showed that when it comes to grabbing a few tasty bites of chocolate treats, you are bound to eat more, according to […]

Fill Up Without Overeating?


Is popcorn the new appetite suppressor?
The low-calorie snack was recently studied to see how it impacted eating habits when eaten 30 minutes before a meal. The study, conducted by Dr. James Rippe of the Rippe Lifestyle institute, indicated that people who ate up to six (seriously, who eats six cups in a sitting?) cups of […]

How to Live a Longer Life


Fifty years ago, the life expectancy for men and women was drastically different than it is today.  We know more, we do more, quite simply.  Women born in 1900 were expected to only live to approximately 48 years old.  Men?  46.  These days, our life expectancy numbers are much more positive, with women living until […]

Supplement to Save?


With the economy in a down state, people are trying to make tough decisions about things that are important but expensive - like healthcare. So, what can you do to stay healthy when your insurance premiums are through the roof or you no longer have insurance?
Take preventative measures. That’s why many people are turning to […]

Perfectly Poached Eggs to Combat Holiday Munchies


In the past, unless it was worked into a baked good, I avoided eggs like the plague. I despised their taste and texture … yet, in just the last few years, they have begun to grow on me a bit.  I still have my limitations.  In an omelet packed with veggies or poached is just about […]

“Good Housekeeping” Puts Healthier Thanksgiving Fare on the Menu


November means Turkey Day, and this month’s Good Housekeeping puts a spin on the usual Thanksgiving recipe roundup by offering healthy spins on all the standards, as well as “traditional” and “twist” versions of each dish. Check out these recipes to make your holiday spread less heart-stopping:

Roast Turkey with Roasted-Garlic Gravy (scroll to the bottom […]

AMA Wants Nationwide Ban on Trans Fats


It wasn’t too long ago that trans fats were a little known or spoken of element of food. But these days, we all know how dangerous they are to heart health. That’s why the American Medical Association has adopted a policy that supports the outright ban of artificial trans fats in restaurants and bakeries throughout […]