| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that being deficient in vitamin B-12 is common. Should I take a supplement? I'm 78 and in good health.
ANSWER: Vitamin B-12 deficiency is more common with increasing age, and affects 5 to 15 percent of adults. Some of...
| Feb 6, 2014
The Feb. 3 article, "A well-planned vegan diet can be perfectly healthy," showcases the disease-fighting properties of plant-based foods. When we stick to the healthy basics —vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes — and cut back on added...
| Dec 19, 2013
China Pan in Farmington is a vegetarian's paradise that also happens to be delightful even to the most ardent carnivore.
The Vibe: China Pan has a bit of an identity crisis: Tiki bar? Well, there are tabletop fountains and a drink menu of delicious...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The folks at Health Fitness Revolution looked at the world's heads of state (and a few former) and picked 11 they thought qualified as the fittest.
I was surprised to see our cheeseburger-loving ex-president on the list. But Bill Clinton is there....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:04 PM
When Deepak Chopra writes a diet book, you might guess it’s not just a list of what to eat and what to avoid. “What Are You Hungry For"” is indeed not a grocery list with recipes.
“Your body will achieve its ideal weight on its...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A year ago, if you had asked what my favorite foods were, I would have replied, bread, butter, bread, almonds, bread ... and did I mention bread? I pitied my gluten-intolerant friends and rolled my eyes at the trendiness of "everything-...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:27 AM
No animal products? No problem.
R&B mega-star Beyonce Knowles appeared to stick to her much-publicized vegan diet while in Chicago for her concert at the United Center, visiting vegan-friendly Karyn’s Cooked in River North Friday and Saturday....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Sweet Dreams Organic Bakery and Café shut its doors for good on Dec. 31 after nine years in downtown Glenview, surprising many of its customers with the abrupt closure.
Efforts to reach the café's owner, Mary Sopcic, through her son, Lju Sopcic, were...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:27 PM
An Orland Park restaurant that focuses on fresh, health-conscious food and offers vegan and gluten-free items was the brainchild of a mother of six who has named some of the menu offerings after her family and friends.
"It was something I felt was...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Recent findings indicate that instead of a meat-heavy diet, you're better off focusing on plants--whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and soy.
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Bill Nye might rightly be called a swing-dancing fanatic. So he sounded none too pleased at having to leave the floor after a stint on "Dancing With the Stars" left him with a painful tear to his quadriceps tendon.
Weeks of physical therapy and...