Is America’s Warped Food Supply Ruining Your Health?

Is America’s Warped Food Supply Ruining Your Health?

There is a mismatch between America’s food supply and its nutritional needs. This is the somber conclusion of a recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Farmers and food companies are churning out too … Continue reading

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The Food I’m Most Thankful for Is _________?

The Food I’m Most Thankful for Is _________?

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone is spending this special holiday with friends and family, surrounded by love and plenty of good food. Informal survey: What food are you most thankful for this year, and why? Shoot away in the comments … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

We’ve had this hunch for years. Women have a harder time losing weight than men do. Now, a great piece in the Washington Post explains why: 1. Men, in general, have a higher muscle to fat ratio compared to women. … Continue reading

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Here’s How Exercise May Lead to Weight Gain

Here’s How Exercise May Lead to Weight Gain

This post comes from the field of behavioral economics. Many people exercise as part of their weight loss journey. Yet despite burning hundreds of calories, they can’t seem to shed the pounds. One assumption is that after exercise, people feel … Continue reading

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This is How Seattle Area Schools Reduced Obesity by 17 Percent

This is How Seattle Area Schools Reduced Obesity by 17 Percent

Youth obesity in King County in Washington dropped from 9.5 percent to 7.9 percent after a 2-year intervention geared at middle and high school students. The public health experiment took place in several low-income school districts in the county, while … Continue reading

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Is It Time for the Biggest Loser to Disappear?

Is It Time for the Biggest Loser to Disappear?

The web is buzzing with conversation following the final episode of “The Biggest Loser”. The season ended with a jaw-dropping win by Rachel Fredrickson, who shed 60% of her body weight. The young contestant is a former competitive swimmer and … Continue reading

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This Simple Graphic Explains the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics

This Simple Graphic Explains the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics

Two very popular health buzzwords unheard of of ten years ago are probiotics and prebiotics. Most of us have associated these two with benefits to our digestion, but we don’t really know much more than that. Fooducate is here to … Continue reading

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How Food Affects Acne

How Food Affects Acne

It used to be a rite of passage into adulthood – the pimple faced high school years that some of us would be happy to forget. Thankfully, we’re grown up now and our faces have cleared up. Except for the … Continue reading

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What 200 Calories Look Like

What 200 Calories Look Like

Here’s an interesting 3 minute video from Wired Magazine. It provides a good visualization of what you get for 200 calories spent. The more nutritious foods are bulky and will fill you up better than some of the less healthy … Continue reading

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Healthcare: The Key is Prevention

Healthcare: The Key is Prevention

We spent the last few days at the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. The conference showcases cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system, mostly in health IT. Health providers, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and hundreds of other players in the … Continue reading

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