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  • L.A.'s Crossroads restaurant hosts Farm Sanctuary event

    L.A.'s Crossroads restaurant hosts Farm Sanctuary event
    People who care about animals, about healthful eating and about the environment are finding common ground -- “finally the right idea at the right time,” said a cardiologist who was among the speakers at a dinner at vegan hot spot Crossroads....
  • The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight

    The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight
    With two-thirds of American adults considered overweight, a lot of people are trying to shed pounds. It can be a challenging journey, and many folks find that they get tripped up by a major obstacle: themselves. Here are some common ways dieters...
  • American youths consume way too much salt, CDC says

    WASHINGTON More than 90 percent of U.S. schoolchildren eat more salt than they should, taking in an average of nearly 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, according to a government report released Tuesday. That's nearly 1.5 teaspoons of salt each day...
  • Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity

    Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity
    Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber's ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Wendy Dahl, Ph.D.,...
  • When diet talk becomes the problem

    When diet talk becomes the problem
    It's the hardest of all fickle chatter to tune out. For me, anyway. Worse than kid talk or pet updates or commute problems. Worse than meeting reminders. The second I hear a conversation shift from the mundanely innocent to anything "diet"- and "health"-...
  • Stroke less likely for older women who get more potassium

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who get more potassium in their diets are less likely to have a stroke or die than those who don't get as much, according to a new study. Potassium-rich diets have been linked to lower blood pressure...
  • Orthorexia: When 'pure' eating goes too far, victims' health, life suffers

    SAN JOSE, Calif.. During a recent trip to the Half Moon Bay, Calif., farmers market, Johnny Righini didn't suffer a panic attack or chastise his mother when she bought nonorganic produce. For Righini, this moment of self-restraint marked another small...
  • Salt and smoking may interact to raise Rheumatoid arthritis risk

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating a diet high in salt may increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis among smokers, according to a large study from Sweden. Researchers set out to see if a salty diet might be linked to the onset of RA, but found a...
  • Lose weight with reduced calorie Mediterranean-style diet

    Q: I need to lose at least 20 pounds, probably more. I hear so many conflicting ideas about the best diet. What do you suggest? A: In terms of weight loss, no diet comes out as the overwhelming winner. A recent study did suggest that low carb beats low...
  • Fake sweeteners may mess with the way our bodies metabolize sugar

    Fake sweeteners may mess with the way our bodies metabolize sugar
    Diet sodas and those packets of artificial sweetener you put in your coffee may not be as benign as we thought, a new study suggests. High doses of artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose and aspartame can change the population of healthy gut...
  • Environmental Nutrition: The pros and cons of fasting

    Environmental Nutrition: The pros and cons of fasting
    Environmental Nutrition Intermittent fasting is an integral part of our history. Our early ancestors managed without three meals a day, and fasting has long been observed in many cultures and religions, including Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and...