| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've probably heard that eating more vegetables and less meat is healthy. Maybe you're even feeling inspired to try eating a vegan diet--which excludes all animal products, including dairy and eggs--to improve your health or lose a little weight. A...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The logic seems simple enough: the consumption of healthy foods is low, and obesity is high, in neighborhoods where supermarkets are notably absent; so, opening supermarkets in those neighborhoods should boost consumption of healthier foods and drive down...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q. I work with somebody who is a strict vegan. Not a problem except that when we have a party, go out to lunch with customers, or eat in the break room, she gives us judgmental looks and comments about meat. I don't mind her making a choice for herself,...
| Oct 26, 2013
In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain.
It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Appearances to the contrary, actress Cameron Diaz wasn't always the picture of health. A few months of kung fu training changed all that, and now she's written a guide for women to make smart decisions about their bodies. For Diaz, "The Body Book" is...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:00 PM
One awful day, D.C. Copeland recalls, her perspective on her "pure" diet had become so distorted that she found herself crying in the produce section of a grocery store because she could not decide whether the kale or the chard was "better."
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The starvation and cabbage soup diets are among the strange and dangerous eating habits that have become trends in the past.
Enter the latest dangerous diet craze: the "cotton ball diet," which has gone viral among girls and young women thanks to...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The annual nutrition expert trends forecast is in - what fad diets are hot? What's out? Which foods top the list? What are consumers eating? According to a survey of more than 500 registered dietitians conducted by the nutrition trade magazine, Today's...
| Oct 26, 2013
In the last 35 years, Harry Hamlin has been in and out of the spotlight; the heartthrob, toga-clad Perseus in "Clash of the Titans" in the early 1980s reigned over prime time as hunky lead attorney Michael Kuzak on "L.A. Law" in the mid-'80s. (Equally...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Do synthetic dyes, flavors and preservatives make the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) worse?
A: There is little agreement on how such additives might contribute to ADHD symptoms in children. Many studies on this issue are...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:54 PM
When Jay Smith fell off his jogging routine, he gained 25 pounds and saw his average blood sugar level climb into dangerous territory.
So Smith, a 48-year-old Type 1 diabetic, did what many people do when they need to get in shape: He began a diet and...