Diabetes: Here’s Why You Should Get Tested NOW

Diabetes: Here’s Why You Should Get Tested NOW

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and debilitating chronic disease of modern society. One in Three (!) Americans has either diabetes or pre-diabetes. Tens of millions of Americans are prediabetic or in early stages of type 2 diabetes and … Continue reading

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Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, it originally appeared here. Something happened on the soccer fields last weekend that made cupcakes seem tame by comparison: A rep from 7 Up worked the crowd, offering free diet soda … Continue reading

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Woohoo!!! Weight Loss Surgery for All, Coming Soon…

Woohoo!!! Weight Loss Surgery for All, Coming Soon…

Bariatric surgery, once seen as the last resort of the morbidly obese, is slowly becoming a viable option for additional populations on the obesity spectrum. The idea behind these surgeries is to reduce the size of the stomach, in one … Continue reading

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America’s Great Dietary Divergence

America’s Great Dietary Divergence

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Every so often it is useful to take a step back, and look at trends in what people choose to eat. One especially interesting trend is what I call America’s Great … Continue reading

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NYC Soda Ban Struck Down. Paves Way for Eventual Soda Tax

NYC Soda Ban Struck Down. Paves Way for Eventual Soda Tax

You’ve probably already heard that yesterday afternoon, just hours before New York City’s ban on the sale of extra large soft drinks was to go into effect, a New York State Supreme Court Judge struck it down as no less … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

10 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

Let’s admit it. We’re a nation of junkies addicted to sugary soft drinks. Decades of clever advertising and cheap unlimited access have made us slaves to sugary pop. We must stop this nonsense. Here are 10 reminders why you should … Continue reading

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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

This is part one of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. Thoughts of outrage, unfairness, disbelief, and ultimately grief consumed me while I was doing this investigation. A list of ingredients … Continue reading

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11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

Yes, we are a blog about healthy eating. But that does not mean we don’t care about exercise. Exercising is recommended nearly universally as part of any healthy diet, including most heart healthy diets, like DASH and diets for people … Continue reading

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Why Feeding Kids is One of the Hardest Jobs of Parenthood

Why Feeding Kids is One of the Hardest Jobs of Parenthood

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. This is Part 3 of the blog series: Looking at Childhood Obesity through a Different Lens. Here, I take a different look at child weight problems, uncovering some of the fundamental … Continue reading

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5 Comments on Coca Cola’s New Obesity Commercial

5 Comments on Coca Cola’s New Obesity Commercial

For the first time in its history, the Coca Cola company is discussing its role in the obesity epidemic directly with consumers. This, in a 120 second long TV commercial “Come Together” which began airing last night. You can see … Continue reading

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