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Mushrooms: The Other Other White Meat


(CC BY 2.0) Brian Glanz/Flickr People who are trying to reduce the amount of meat in their diets often substitute mushrooms for meat.

Hard Times May Force Big Soda and Big Mac to Health Up


(CC BY-NC 2.0) Thomas Hawk/Flickr They may be coming to their $en$e$ Time was, a Big Mac and a Coke was seen as symbolizing the classic American meal.

Don’t Cancel Daylight Savings Time: Do It Year-Round, Says Dr. J


(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Ken Colwell/Flickr I don’t know about you, but I hate changing the clocks at this time of year from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Depressing Time.

Don’t Cancel Daylight Savings Time: Do It Year-Round, Says Dr. J


(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Ken Colwell/Flickr I don’t know about you, but I hate changing the clocks at this time of year from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Depressing Time.

Rapid Weight Loss with Liquid Diets Sticks for 3 in 10, Say Researchers

The race may not always be to the swift, but weight loss can be To be successful at losing and maintaining weight, slow and steady wins the race.

Rapid Weight Loss with Liquid Diets Sticks for 3 in 10, Say Researchers

The race may not always be to the swift, but weight loss can be To be successful at losing and maintaining weight, slow and steady wins the race.

Chia Seeds: From Novelty Gift to Nutritional Supplement


(CC BY 2.0) Julie Feinstein/Flickr Chia seeds first entered the American market in 1977 packaged with a novelty terracotta figure of a man’s head.

Making Americans Less Clueless about Calories


(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Steve Rhodes/Flickr We have a seriously unhealthy national weight problem; everybody knows that by now.

Dr. J’s Primer on How to Apologize: Compassion & Contrition


((CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Don/Flickr Most people apologize right after denying that there is anything for them to apologize for, or right after having been caught lying about what they are apologizing for.

Dr. J’s Primer on How to Apologize: Compassion & Contrition


((CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Don/Flickr Most people apologize right after denying that there is anything for them to apologize for, or right after having been caught lying about what they are apologizing for.

The Last Word in the Carbs-vs.-Fats Debate?


(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) M Kasahara/Flickr Memo to the sugar industry: It’s over. Shut up. For years, health experts have recommended that people adopt low-fat diets that avoid meat and dairy products and instead emphasize grains, starches and other carbohydrates, but a major new study finds that people who do just the opposite, following a diet low in carbohydrates but with no restrictions on simple or saturated fats, actually lose more weight, and are statistically at less risk of developing heart disease.

The Last Word in the Carbs-vs.-Fats Debate?


(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) M Kasahara/Flickr Memo to the sugar industry: It’s over. Shut up. For years, health experts have recommended that people adopt low-fat diets that avoid meat and dairy products and instead emphasize grains, starches and other carbohydrates, but a major new study finds that people who do just the opposite, following a diet low in carbohydrates but with no restrictions on simple or saturated fats, actually lose more weight, and are statistically at less risk of developing heart disease.

Rules of Thumb for Portion Control


(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) John C Bullas/Flickr Are you a victim of portion creep? Are your food portions growing?

The Day Dr. J Did Harm: An Anaphylactic Reaction


(CC BY 2.0) Leon Brocard/Flickr The Hippocratic Oath, the original medical maxim, includes the promise “to do no harm.” Unfortunately, there was a day that I broke that promise.

Eat Your Cruciferous Vegetables: Broccoli, Kale, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage


Courtesy National Institutes of Health Most people who have heard of cruciferous vegetables, know that broccoli is one of them, and that’s about it.

The Ebola Scare in Perspective: Mumps and Measles are More Worrisome


Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemiologists, scientists who specialize in halting the the spread of contagious diseases on a large scale, have a formula for estimating the number of people who will, on average, be infected by one person carrying a given viral disease.

The Soda Tax Wars: Dispatches From the Front


(CC BY-NC 2.0) Dave Nelson/Flickr As with most wars, an early casualty is the truth The latest battle in the ongoing War to Slap a Tax on Sugary Beverages has been joined, and I am, if not precisely at ground zero, close enough to hear and view the hostilities.

The Soda Tax Wars: Dispatches From the Front


(CC BY-NC 2.0) Dave Nelson/Flickr As with most wars, an early casualty is the truth The latest battle in the ongoing War to Slap a Tax on Sugary Beverages has been joined, and I am, if not precisely at ground zero, close enough to hear and view the hostilities.

Calorie Finance 101: A Complete Syllabus


(CC BY 2.0) simpleinsomnia/Flickr Financial and fitness difficulties have a lot in common. I realized this one day at a friend’s home as she contemplated her next meal.

Apple Cider is Better Than Apple Juice, but Apples are Better Yet


(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Neesson Marshall/Flickr Here’s a quick quiz: Which is nutritionally better for you: (a) apple juice, or (b) apple cider?


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