Nutrition information (and mis-information) is all around us, in books, magazines, talk shows, news stories, or just a tap of the mouse or the touchscreen away. How do we know if the information we are getting is credible? “Interpreting research studies can be difficult, even for highly-trained researchers,” says Jeanne
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We can’t stop the aging process, but healthy lifestyle choices can prolong our lives and reduce the impact aging has on our ability to do the things we want to do. Exercising and eating well are our bridge to maintaining independence throughout our lives, and the latest research confirms that
You might already think of nutrition advice as mostly a lot of “don’ts.” Yes, it sometimes may seem that newspapers, magazines, television shows, and websites are full of dire warnings about what not to eat. As we saw in the previous chapter, however, scien-tific evidence supports plenty of healthful choices
Our bodies, as many say, are like cars; they need the right kind of fuel to run well. That means an energy diet that provides the proper vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep your strength steady throughout the day.
You may already adhere to a high-energy diet. But if you find
Heavy drinking can cause the liver to accumulate fat, but a growing number of people who drink little or even no alcohol are developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). About one-third of Americans have NAFLD, and the prevalence is dramatically higher in people with obesity (up to 90 percent) and
About one in 10 women have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a health condition that affects women and girls from adolescence to the post-menopausal years. PCOS receives significant attention because it’s a top cause of infertility. A research review in the October 2015 issue of Endocrine Reviews found that PCOS is
The combination of that bulging muffin-top, those sore joints, and your lack of energy signals the pressing need to lose weight. Turning yourself into a calorie counter might help, but wouldn’t a respected weight-loss diet get you there more easily? So shouldn’t you adopt one of those “best diet” plans?
Billions of dollars are spent each year on anti-aging elixirs, wrinkle creams, hair dyes, and even cosmetic procedures to fight the effects of aging. But what if the true anti-aging formula is with you all the time, in the little choices you make every day? After all, the real goal
What do we do when we have a nutrition question? Search the Internet, of course. In a 2016 study, 85 percent of people surveyed used the Internet to search for health and/or nutrition information. But not all the information online is reliable.
“Conflicts of interest and biases can impact how information
Go UnDiet” (HealthCastle Media, 2011) by Gloria Tsang, R.D. is all about getting off the “diet” merry-go-round and taking small steps to achieve weight loss. The “undieting” approach described by Tsang, the founder of the popular online nutrition network HealthCastle.com, cuts through the confusing diet advice you’ve heard for years,