| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Vann Ellison is right about three things in his recent commentary on poverty and social enterprise ("Beyond government," July 10): Our country hasn't done an effective job of addressing poverty. Partisan gridlock weakens the social safety net and social...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:21 PM
We spoon up so much yogurt at breakfast, lunch and dinner that we spent $7.3 billion on the tart stuff last year.
Its creamy texture and good-for-your-gut benefits are draws. So are the varieties: full fat, nonfat and low fat; organic and conventional;...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 1:32 PM
If your healthy eating plan has been on hiatus, it is time to get back on track to making healthful choices.
A motivator to eating right could be eating right with color. When you include all the colors of MyPlate (www.choosemyplate.gov) you are headed...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Big yellow construction trucks in the parking lot outside his office greet Bears coach Marc Trestman every morning.
Giant mounds of dirt surround the Bears' headquarters. Part of the team's Lake Forest facility remains off limits as major renovations...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Canned salmon: It does a body good" doesn't pack quite the same punch as that other slogan.
"Got edamame?" Not much better.
They're worth remembering though, given a growing movement away from milk. Consumption is at its lowest level in 36 years,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:39 AM
For Maureen Burke, “gluten-free” is not just the latest diet trend -- it’s a way of life.
Since being diagnosed with celiac disease in the late 1980s, Burke has wrestled with her intolerance of gluten. And now, as chef and owner of One...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q. I'm 72 and in good health, but I am lactose intolerant and can't drink milk to obtain calcium. Should I take calcium supplements?
A. Osteoporosis (low bone density) is less common in men than women, although one in 15 men will have a hip or spinal...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Melissa Dobbins had no idea when she was a student studying nutrition she would one day build a career working with hospitals, creating corporate wellness programs, teaching culinary classes, holding community education workshops, counseling individuals...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 11:42 PM
How many cookies and how many glasses of milk does Santa drink on Christmas Eve? He would have to get a stomach ache. — True-Believer, El Centro
A sweet little girl asked us this question, and it seemed like a great one for such a fine Christmas...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Does eliminating specific foods from the diet, such as sugar or wheat, provide health benefits? Such cleansing has become a popular way for people to lose weight, boost energy and eat more healthfully. Liz Lipski, academic director for the Master of...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Dr. Jacqueline Wolf
To purchase a copy of the book:
A Woman's Guide to a Healthy Stomach: Taking Control of Your Digestive Health
If you bloat after eating dairy products, you may be lactose intolerant. Lower-lactose foods or...