| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that being deficient in vitamin B-12 is common. Should I take a supplement? I'm 78 and in good health.
ANSWER: Vitamin B-12 deficiency is more common with increasing age, and affects 5 to 15 percent of adults. Some of...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:26 PM
After buying Fractured Prune Doughnuts in January, Dan Brinton switched to an oil without trans fats to fry the chain's hand-dipped glazed doughnuts.
"It's a little more expensive, but it's certainly worth it as far as I'm concerned," said Brinton,...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing.
"That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Renee Taylor remembers everything in her life by what diet she was on at the time.
Best known for playing Fran Drescher’s mother on the 1990s sitcom “The Nanny,” Taylor’s one-woman-show “My Life on a Diet” opens...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:50 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with diabetes who ate a diet consistent with general health guidelines and high in fruit, vegetables, fiber and unsaturated fat were less likely to develop kidney disease than unhealthy eaters, in a new study....
| Aug 25, 2013
A few years ago a friend who had adopted a gluten-free diet asked if I knew of any good gluten-free beers.
Based on the handful of gluten-free beers on the market at the time, I suggested he'd be better off drinking a good cider, which is naturally...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Hearty dinner ideas for Meatless Monday? It's easy with these recipe ideas -- substantial enough you might not even guess they're vegetarian:
Fragrant garlic, fresh shiitake mushrooms, spicy chile -- tofu never looked this good, tossed with a rich and...
| Aug 23, 2013
A bargain is always a thrill. It's why I am willing to poke through bins of ratty-looking stuff at a thrift store or paw the racks at the Salvation Army looking for hidden treasure.
It's still rousing to gaze at the $6.99 Manolo Blahniks that I found at...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Baltimore needs more bookstore cafes, and Breathe Bookstore Cafe in Hampden is a good start.
The cafe opened last June, giving Baltimoreans even more reason to visit the much-loved bookshop. Owner Susan Weis-Bohlen, a cooking teacher and expert in...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:08 AM
800 Palm Trail, Delray Beach, 561-279-0880, PatioDelray.com
The quiet hideaway is featuring a collection of new dishes, including several labeled gluten-free and vegan.
"More and more people are asking for gluten-free dishes, so I...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:39 PM
McDonald's in Canada is offering its first new vegetarian entrees in more than a decade. The fast-food chain began selling two new vegetarian McWrap flavors Tuesday, reported the Canadian National Post.
One of the new flavors is a Mediterranean wrap,...