| May 18, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Once tipping the scales at 412 pounds, commercial driver Glenn Horack now carries two precious things in his Peterbuilt truck to help with weight loss: His wife, Karla, — who keeps him honest — and a slow cooker.
But Horack, who has dropped...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:45 PM
The road to good health is littered with controversial body-detox strategies promising to melt pounds, boost energy and suck out toxins wrought by poor diet and modern living.
It makes sense that a cleaner body is healthier than a toxic one. But does a...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 12:33 PM
As you gaze across the bountiful Thanksgiving offerings on your table this year, be grateful for the life-extending benefits of orange. Orange as in alpha-carotene. Orange as in pumpkin, carrots and squash, the foods richest in this phytonutrient. A study...
| Sep 2, 2010
Lauren Reedy spent a recent afternoon with her children and friends at a playground. The sun was shining and temperatures reached about 75 degrees.
As the kids swung on swings and slid down sliding boards, a few were yelling and warning of how hot a...
| Sep 8, 2010
With kids heading back to school athletics, band practice, drill team and the like across the country, this is a good time to discuss heat-related illnesses and their prevention.
It's always at this time of year that I begin worrying about heat...
| Sep 20, 2010
When my son was 4, I tried giving him nutritional supplements to make up for his appalling diet. I mixed fish oil into his orange juice. I let him eat candylike gummy multivitamins. And I stirred a chocolate powder containing 31 fruit and vegetable...
| Sep 27, 2010
When you go to the gym, do you wash your hands before and after using the equipment? Bring a clean mat for floor exercises? Shower with antibacterial soap and put on clean clothes immediately after your workout? Use only your own towels, razors, bar soap,...
| Jul 21, 2010
When Tour de France cyclist Cadel Evans wanted to press on after fracturing his elbow in a fall in Stage 8, BMC Racing Team physician Max Testa, M.D., made the call.
Seeing no risk of permanent damage, Testa gave Evans the green light. "It was a stable...
| Jul 31, 2010
When Tour de France cyclist Cadel Evans wanted to press on after fracturing his elbow in a fall in Stage 8, BMC Racing Team physician Max Testa made the call.
Seeing no risk of permanent damage, Testa gave Evans the green light. "It was a stable fracture...
| Aug 3, 2010
Hot- yoga instructors, sauna devotees and exercise fiends all extol the wonders of sweating. One of the most popular plugs? That sweating "rids the body of toxins."
That would be nice. But for the most part, it's not true.
"Sodium, chloride, potassium...
| Sep 10, 2010
You can't do much about those deposits of fat and waste products that dimple the skin on your thighs and buttocks, but you can do something. Here's what:
Lose extra pounds. Yes, thin people can get cellulite. But extra fat in the body tends to increase...