| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Mary Hurley currently works as a certified holistic health coach and personal trainer. But in a former life, she was an administrator in the performing arts, "so I am used to trying to have healthy foods on a crazy, busy schedule," said Hurley. Her...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:05 PM
LENOX, Mass. — If you've ever wondered if a spa visit is really worth it — or can change your life —- the following story should erase all doubt. I recently spent four days at Canyon Ranch, the world-famous Arizona-based health spa...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:20 AM
Voters in Berkeley, California became the first electorate in the nation to approve a tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, while a similar measure in San Francisco fell short.
The Berkeley measure levies a penny per ounce for sugar-sweetened...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Legend has it that persimmons may hold the power to predict the weather of the coming winter. If you split the seeds of this autumn fruit a white marking in one of three shapes is revealed: a knife shape, which supposedly...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Breakfast eaters tend to have better diets overall, consuming more fruit, vegetables, milk and whole grains than non-breakfast eaters, according to Consumer Reports.
And because the time between dinner and the next morning's meal is the longest your body...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:59 AM
In December 2012, Hedge fund investor Bill Ackman painted a huge bull's-eye on the back of Herbalife, labeling the Los Angeles nutritional supplements company an illegal pyramid scheme and placing a $1-billion short bet against its shares.
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
To the editor: The headline and the copy in this article distort the food and nutrition issues challenging consumers today. It's not honest to imply that an entire sector of the food industry — in this case, fast food — is unhealthy. ("Bye-...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
It's frightening to have so many conflicting voices out there telling us what to eat. For example:
High-fat meat and dairy foods are high in saturated fat that can increase "bad" LDL cholesterol in the blood a risk factor for heart disease. But wait....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Third-graders know all about photosynthesis. They know that chlorophyll, the “green” molecule, absorbs sunlight for energy to synthesize carbohydrates from air and water to help plants grow. Add a nutritional sidebar to science class and...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Natural defenses against osteoporosis
Loss of height, stooped posture and increased risk of bone fractures may seem like a normal part of aging. But these are all symptoms of osteoporosis, a debilitating disease that causes deterioration of bone...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Residents got plenty of good advice during the recent Live Healthy Seminar at the Signature Grand in Davie.
The event, hosted by the National Obesity Foundation, covered weight loss solutions, psychological factors of obesity and bariatric surgery and...