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  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Pick seeds for flavor and health

    ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Pick seeds for flavor and health
    Since the beginning of time, humans have followed the lead of birds by gathering edible seeds for sustenance. Anthropologists believe that our ancient ancestors probably collected and ate just about any seed that wasn't poisonous, storing them away for...
  • Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11

    Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...
  • Stop worrying so much about fat in your diet

    Fat seems to always top the list of things that are "bad" for you. But for good overall health and to lower risk of heart disease, cancer, or even obesity, scrupulously counting how much fat you consume is not a helpful strategy. "Focusing only on...
  • You can alter your genetic destiny with a healthful diet

    At one time, if your mother had cancer, your genetic destiny for this disease seemed to be etched in stone. At least that was the old way of thinking about genetic predisposition for diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. But there's been a...
  • Letters from President Taft tell familiar story of struggling to lose weight

    Harvard Health Blog William Howard Taft was America's heaviest president. Of course, he would have preferred being seen and remembered for something else, and did take steps to lose weight. Not surprisingly, though, Taft's story of weight loss and...
  • Maintain your mental edge with exercise and a brain-boosting diet

    Just as a healthy diet can help fend off chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, what you eat also can help you keep your mental edge as you age. Approximately five million Americans over age 65 have Alzheimer's disease, a progressive...
  • Help your kids beat a host of weighty issues

    Source: NIH News in Health Kids face a lot of challenges as they grow up: Learning how to make and keep friends, get homework done and have fun while staying safe. But children today are now confronting a growing, oversized problem that puts them at risk...
  • EatingWell: Try these 10 secrets to cooking healthier

    If your eating habits are anything like those of most Americans and you're looking for the simplest advice, we would tell you to eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains and less of just about everything else. However, if you're ready for just a bit...
  • EATINGWELL: Vegetarian Taco Salad

    EATINGWELL: Vegetarian Taco Salad
    Nobody will miss the meat in this colorful, zesty vegetarian taco salad. The rice and bean mixture can be made ahead and the salad quickly assembled at mealtime. Vegetarian Taco Salad Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 40 minutes...
  • Don't be a big loser and fall for weight-loss gimmicks

    Three weeks into the new year, if you're losing steam with your resolution to get in shape, don't put down the weights and pick up creams, pills, drops or powders that promise to drop your weight. There's a fat chance those products alone are your answer....
  • Healthy Eating Is Key To Diabetes Control

    Healthy Eating Is Key To Diabetes Control
    About 26 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes, including nearly 7 million people who don't even know they have the disease, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on these numbers, the CDC projects that...