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  • Do more tests to pinpoint cause of cat's ear infections

    These reader questions on dog behavior were answered by veterinary behaviorists at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Q: I feed my cat about half a manufactured...
  • 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...
  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: 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...
  • Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis

    Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis a few months ago, but have had trouble with food getting stuck for years, so I've probably had it for a long time. Is it reasonable to first try elimination diets to figure out what foods...
  • Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution

    Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution
    Saturated fat’s bad, bad image—the evil ingredient that supposedly makes people fat and keeps them that way, while clogging our blood vessels and raising our cardiovascular risk—has been getting a bit of a makeover. That shouldn’...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Healthy eating habits start in the home

    I try to incorporate questions about eating habits into my well child visits. Even though most pediatricians are busy, a few minutes spent discussing healthy eating can go a long way. I've started asking some new questions which I think are helpful to...
  • EatingWell: Experts deconstruct myths about cholesterol

    A study published recently in The Lancet stated that high HDL might not directly protect against disease. This was noteworthy because high HDL cholesterol is often touted as protective against heart disease, while high LDL cholesterol is linked to...
  • Healthy Habits That Lead to a Weight Loss Success

    Healthy Habits That Lead to a Weight Loss Success
    The great news about weight-loss is you have options. The not so great news is too many options can leave you overwhelmed and frustrated. How can you decide which is the best diet for you? Among the many popular diet programs are The Atkins Diet, The...