| Jul 27, 2010
House dust mites, those microscopic insects we unwittingly sleep with every night, are among the few known causes of asthma and allergic symptoms.
But pesky mites alone can't explain why the prevalence of childhood allergies has risen worldwide over...
| Aug 5, 2010
The audience wasn't happy. Its members — private citizens, healthcare professionals and advocates for the elderly — had gathered to hear a report on how to prevent Alzheimer's; instead, they were told that, in fact, nothing has been proved...
| Aug 11, 2010
We know that a Mediterranean Diet is good for the body: it's been strongly linked with a lower risk of cancer, heart disease and overall mortality. But it's also been shown to be good for the mind: even a moderate adherence to a Mediterranean style diet...
| Sep 1, 2010
Recently I was interviewed about the effects of diet on the aging process. Some of the best answers we have now about diet and aging center around eating a Mediterranean style diet. This doesn't just mean eating Greek salads or hummus. It is about...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 6:47 AM
It’s been nearly three weeks since I began following a vegan diet, and I can honestly write that I haven’t knowingly cheated.
I use the word knowingly, since while I’ve been pretty good at checking food labels of products I wasn’t...
| Apr 21, 2011
Would adopting the diet our caveman ancestors supposedly ate allow modern-day Americans live longer, healthier lives?
Proponents of the Paleo diet (for Paleolithic) say that meals packed with fresh fruits and vegetables and heavy doses of lean...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Do you see what I see?
If the answer to your eye doctor's question is no, it's probably time for stronger glasses.
Or maybe the problem is something more serious.
By age 65, one in three people has some form of vision-impairing eye disease, says the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 10:39 AM
U.S. News and World Reports, which regularly ranks best colleges, hospitals and cities, released its list of the best diets on June 7.According to it, the top diet is the DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, which contains...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:00 PM
As part of my job, I feel I have an obligation to help reconnect the general public with the food system they impact and shape by their choices.
Yet many have little knowledge of farming. I look at my own family as an example. My mother-in-law was...
| Mar 25, 2009
Chefs often work grueling hours in the kitchen under extremely stressful conditions, tasting much of the food they cook. It's not easy to stay slim under such circumstances -- but not necessarily for the reasons you might suspect.
True, some chefs are...
| Jul 30, 2009
For a better way to eat, think Mediterranean.
Nicci Micco, a nutrition editor at Eating Well magazine, says the common sense (and delicious) Mediterranean diet not only is packed with healthy nutrients, but also is great for your waistline.