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Is Ice Cream Bad for You?

Is Ice Cream Bad for You?

It happened just like that. You sat on the couch, spoon in hand, to enjoy a few spoonfuls of your favorite ice cream. Suddenly, you were staring down the barrel of an empty carton, with remnants of Rocky Road splattered on your chin. “Not again,” you cried. As you pondered

Why Water is Vital to Your Health

There is nothing you can consume that is more important for helping to keep your body functioning properly than water. After all, head to toe, you are 45 to 60 percent water. And, every part of your anatomy—including your brain, heart, lungs, muscles, bones, and digestive tract—depends on water to

Processed Meats and Cancer: It’s Not Just Nitrates

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 34,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide are attributable to diets high in processed meats. While that number pales in comparison to the one million or so global cancer deaths related to smoking, it is significant enough to warrant a hard look at

Intermittent Dieting

Weight loss is, in its simplest form, a mathematical equation. If you use more calories than you eat, you’ll lose weight. Biology, however, makes it a little more complicated. As you lose weight, your body wants to protect you from starvation by slowing down your metabolism to use calories more

How to Reverse Diabetes: Diet and Exercise Must Play a Role

How to Reverse Diabetes: Diet and Exercise Must Play a Role

Learning how to reverse diabetes is not difficult, and it can be done.  Doctors will insist to you that once you have type 2 diabetes it cannot be cured—which is why it is so important not to allow yourself to become prediabetic—but most will acknowledge that diabetes can be sent

Can Diabetics Drink Alcohol?

Can Diabetics Drink Alcohol?

If you have diabetes, you’ve probably been advised to watch your consumption of sugary soft drinks, coffees laden with flavored syrups, and sweet teas. All the sugar in those beverages can send your blood sugar skyrocketing. But can diabetics drink alcohol? After all, many alcoholic beverages contain carbohydrates, which your

3 Simple Tips to Prevent Weight Gain During the Holidays

3 Simple Tips to Prevent Weight Gain During the Holidays

While the holiday season is typically a joyful time of year, it’s also full of enticements—cookies, candies, pies, and cakes. So it’s no surprise that the No. 1 New Year’s resolution involves losing weight. By the time the holidays are over, many people are left with deep feelings of guilt. One

Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

You’ve heard it before—food is fuel. The energy we get from food comes from three “macronutrients”—protein, fat and carbohydrates. Food also provides us with about 40 micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (plant chemicals). Nutrients work together (nutrient synergism) and a diet rich in a variety of whole food fruits

What Is Mindful Eating? Eat, Drink, and Think

What Is Mindful Eating? Eat, Drink, and Think

The perils of mindless eating can be many: too much food, eaten too rapidly, followed by a sense that you’ve gleaned no enjoyment from what you’ve eaten. Sound familiar? That’s why mindful eating is increasingly trumpeted as a means to achieving a healthier relationship with the food we eat. But

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