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Nutrition | Comments Off on Vegetarian Comfort Food at Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Comfort Food at Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Comfort Food at Thanksgiving

By TARA PARKER-POPE Zucchini cakes are among the comfort foods of Thanksgiving. The traditional Thanksgiving table is filled with comfort foods like cheesy casseroles, creamy potatoes and marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes. But the cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer a new spin on traditional comfort foods by packing them with fall vegetables. Bruce Weinstein […]

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Nutrition | Comments Off on Fiber facts: The trick to understanding labels

Fiber facts: The trick to understanding labels

Fiber facts: The trick to understanding labels

By Jane Harrison, R.D., Staff Nutritionist, myOptumHealth Content provided by It seems everyone is joining the fiber movement these days. Stores are filled with products promoting their whole-grain or high-fiber status. But are they really healthier? For most fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes, the answer is a resounding yes. Things get murkier, though, when talking […]

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Nutrition | Comments Off on Changes in USDA Guidlines

Changes in USDA Guidlines

Changes in USDA Guidlines

Since first published in 1980, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have provided science-based advice to promote health and reduce risk of major chronic diseases through optimal diet and regular physical activity. The Dietary Guidelines have traditionally targeted the healthy general public older than age 2 years, but as data continue to accumulate regarding the importance […]

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Lasting Lifestyle Changes, Nutrition | Comments Off on Diabetes: America’s Silent Killer

Diabetes: America’s Silent Killer

Diabetes: America’s Silent Killer

If there were a deadly disease raging through your body, wouldn’t you want to know how to stop it? Unfortunately, more than 6 million Americans are walking around with a silent killer eating away at their health—and they have no idea they’re even at risk. That silent killer is diabetes, the fastest-growing disease in history. […]

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Mindfulness, Nutrition | Comments Off on 7 Ways to Mindful Eating

7 Ways to Mindful Eating

7 Ways to Mindful Eating

By Patricia Volk Professor Brian Wansink, PhD, is the author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think and director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. He has conducted more than 250 experiments proving that people have no idea how much they’re putting in their mouths or for what reason. […]

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Mindfulness, Nutrition | Comments Off on Free Yourself from Food Obsession by Knowing Who You Are

Free Yourself from Food Obsession by Knowing Who You Are

Free Yourself from Food Obsession by Knowing Who You Are

When you’re obsessed with food and your body image, you’ll try anything to look and feel better—crash diets, calorie counting, intense workout plans. But Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food, and God, suggests something completely different: Instead of trying to control your eating habits, let go of your fixation and discover who you really are. […]

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General, Nutrition | Comments Off on Nutrition and Fuel

Nutrition and Fuel

Nutrition and Fuel

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General, Nutrition | Comments Off on Don't Eat After 7 and Six Other Weight Management Myths

Don't Eat After 7 and Six Other Weight Management Myths

Don't Eat After 7 and Six Other Weight Management Myths

DON’T EAT AFTER 7 AND SIX OTHER WEIGHT MANAGEMENT MYTHS By Michelle May, M.D. Diets are filled with dogma about when, what and how much to eat. Certainly “the rules” are usually based on observations that make sense, but unless you understand why you do certain things, you’ll break the rules as soon as the […]

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Nutrition, Stress | Comments Off on Low Stress Diet

Low Stress Diet

Low Stress Diet

Objectives: Minimize metabolic stress, support detoxification, and enhance overall health. General Rules: Eat whole foods, as provided by nature; vegetables are especially beneficial. Eat raw foods with every meal. The best raw foods are salads. Eat small meals, but eat as often as you are hungry. Many people overeat at one particular meal and overload […]

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