| Nov 8, 2013
“When I’m done gold mining, I’m starting a rock band,” Todd Hoffman from Gold Rush tells us. And, he’s not kidding. The star of Discovery Channel’s most successful series, Gold Rush — which airs on Discovery...
| Jan 3, 2013
Dieters have weighed in on their favorite weight loss plans, and this month’s Consumer Reports has the score. After tallying more than 9,000 surveys, magazine editors found that a high-tech app and a caveman approach were respondents favorite ways...
| Dec 20, 2010
Most Americans eat between 250 and 300 grams of carbohydrates a day, the equivalent of 1,000 to 1,200 calories. The Institute of Medicine, which sets dietary nutrient requirements, recommends 130 grams a day. Some, such as Dr. Frank Hu, professor of...
| Jun 10, 2011
In a study released this week, researchers found that a high fat diet damaged important appetite-regulating cells in the brains of mice. Once this area of the brain was damaged, the mice were rendered permanently hungrier. There's a lot of debate about...
| Mar 25, 2009
Chefs often work grueling hours in the kitchen under extremely stressful conditions, tasting much of the food they cook. It's not easy to stay slim under such circumstances -- but not necessarily for the reasons you might suspect.
True, some chefs are...
| Aug 31, 2010
Our Stone Age ancestors lived in an uncomfortable world, spending their 30-year life spans hunting and gathering without air conditioning or heat. But some say the cave men ate better than we do.
That's the premise behind the Paleo diet, a health and...
| Aug 23, 2010
Fifteen years ago, I gained the dreaded "freshman 15" — times two. I packed on 30 pounds in what felt like a blink of an eye. Sophomore year, things were going to change. I adopted a Spartan regime: limiting my calories and fat intake, emulating...
| Jul 29, 2010
Just like fashion trends, diets go in and out of style.
Remember the grapefruit diet? The cabbage soup diet? How about the Atkins diet, which banned white bread but allowed fatty cheese and pork rinds?
That was so 2004. In 2010, dieters are going gaga...
| Feb 11, 2010
What is blood pressure? Blood circulating through the body moves with a certain force - that's your blood pressure. This force can be affected by how strongly the heart is pumping and by the size of the vessels the blood is moving through. Blood moves...
| Feb 8, 2010
As people gain weight, their blood pressure tends to go up. Fortunately, as they lose weight, their blood pressure tends to go down -- but only so far, says Dr. Karol Watson, co-director of preventive cardiology and director of the hypertension clinic...
| Nov 15, 2009
by Mark Silva and updated It is billed by early readers as a blend of redemption and revenge, with a certain measure of pay-back for those campaign strategists who insisted that Sarah Palin stick with the script in John McCain's......