Mindful eating: ‘Suddenly, you have power over food’

(CNN)It happened by accident. Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor’s appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own. Hutchinson was diagnosed with prediabetes at the time and was obese, with severe arthritis and a history of…

There’s A Major Downside To Going Dairy-Free

SOURCE: huffingtonpost.com   If youre drinking almond and coconut milk instead of dairy, listen up. A recent U.K. survey from the National Osteoporosis Society shows that one fifth of young adults are reducing dairy or going dairy-free, possibly because of fad dieting trends and not necessarily because its the advice of a doctor.…

Cardio vs. weights: Which is actually better for weight loss?

SOURCE:CNN.com For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #TeamNoCardio. So a few…

How Norwegians Eat Their Way To Being Among The World’s Healthiest People

  Source: huffingtonpost.com Unesco recently released its Human Development Report, which makes Norway a model of health for the rest  of the world. The report looks at many factors, including life expectancy and average number of years spent in school. Norway ranked number one in their data. Since Norway is setting a good example…

The Iodine In Your Salt Is Doing You A Big Favor

Source: huffingtonpost.com Salt isnt just a seasoning anymore, and the popularity of Salt Bae the hunky chef who salts his food with bravado is proof of that. Then theres Himalayan pink salt, flaky sea salt and kosher salt that remind us were in a new era of cooking.But despite the…

Go vegan, save the planet?

    Source: CNN.com (CNN)  As public attention focuses on the impact of policy changes on the climate, we may overlook an important contributor to the climate crisis: our food systems and the daily food choices we make. It may sound hyperbolic that our roast beef sandwich is contributing to…

How To Live Longer So You Can Be Around For People Who Need You

  SOURCE: huffingtonpost.com. Who wouldnt want to live to see 100? We bet Ruth Bader Ginsburg would. Imagine a few extra years to spend with loved ones, see the world, or cast the deciding vote in even more high court decisions. Here are several research-backed tips to help you live…

Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand?

(CNN)Over the past few decades, millions of people around the world have distanced themselves from gluten, eliminating gluten sources from their diets, even if their doctors haven’t recommended they do so. The gluten-free diet has a long history of treating people with celiac disease, a digestive disorder in which your…

Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of form of breast cancer study

  Source: theguardian.com Eating plenty of nuts, fruit and fish may cut risk of getting oestrogen-receptor-negative cancer, Dutch research finds Following a Mediterranean diet could help reduce the risk of contracting one of the worst types of breast cancer by 40%, according to a large study for the World Cancer…

Why are fewer Americans trying to lose weight?

  (CNN)Diet is “a four-letter word for failure,” if you ask Teena Henson. In the past, the 57-year-old Gilmer, Texas, resident would try fad diets that did nothing but leave her feeling frustrated, she said. “There was one called a grapefruit diet or something where you didn’t eat anything but…