| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Between August and September, we enter into what some of us refer to as "Best Ofs" award season.
It's always interesting to me to see what publications like Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore City Paper regard as the best of the city. While I might not...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:15 PM
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.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:25 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Are you ready for a fresh transformation? This one simple principle can give you the fresh start you need to make a real transformation.
When it comes to losing weight, perhaps the biggest obstacle is information overload. There are millions of diet...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Without cutting back on calories, adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may protect people at high risk for heart disease against diabetes, a new study found.
Researchers who analyzed data on more than 3,500 people at an...
| Jan 9, 2014
It's so easy to get stuck in a lunch rut. Frequenting the local eateries quickly wear out, and your midday meal becomes an unenjoyable chore.
Sandwich shops are convenient and generally let you pick exactly what you want between the bread, but maybe it'...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:52 AM
If you are looking to drop pounds, the DASH diet is probably your best choice and Paleo your worst, according to rankings by U.S. News and World Report.
The magazine lauded the DASH diet, which was created to fight hypertension, as being easy to...