If Junk Food Was More Expensive, Would You Lose More Weight?

If Junk Food Was More Expensive, Would You Lose More Weight?

One of the reasons America has become an obese nation is an extremely efficient food industry. Never in the history of mankind has food been so cheap. On average, that is. You see, unhealthy food is extremely cheap, whereas healthier … Continue reading

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Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Do you want to live longer? Consider putting down that sugary soft drink, right now. According to a new study published in Circulation, consumption of sugary soft drinks kills 25,000 people in the US every year, or 184,000 individuals worldwide. … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

Watching the Superbowl is a fun afternoon / evening activity shared by million of Americans every year. Much like other gatherings of friends and family, lots of food is involved. Here are suggestions that will help you stick to your … Continue reading

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Which Lunch is Healthier – Provided at School or Packed at Home?

Which Lunch is Healthier – Provided at School or Packed at Home?

As you probably know, tens of millions of students eat a free or reduced-price lunch, served by their school, 5 days a week. The government pays for these lunches, and, as such, they need to adhere to a set of … Continue reading

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The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The midterm elections are over. The campaign to label GMOs in Colorado failed miserably, and so did the one in Oregon. The one public health measure that did succeed is Measure D, a municipal soda tax that will go into … Continue reading

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The Sugar Tax is Coming

The Sugar Tax is Coming

Last week, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the SWEET ACT to the House of Representatives. The formal name: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act of 2014. The gist of this proposed law, is a federal excise tax on specific types of sugary … Continue reading

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Coke for Wall Street Vs. Coke for Nutritionists

Coke for Wall Street Vs. Coke for Nutritionists

If you really want to understand what food companies are doing on the health front, don’t go to nutrition conferences or read their PR aimed at dietitians. Read the reports they send out to Wall Street. You’ll be surprised how … Continue reading

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It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

CVS shocked the public and markets when it announced yesterday that it will stop selling tobacco before the end of the year.¬†As a result, the pharmacy chain will lose two billion dollars in annual revenue. While this seems like a … Continue reading

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This Simple Chart Explains the Devastating Influence Industry has on Scientific Integrity

This Simple Chart Explains the Devastating Influence Industry has on Scientific Integrity

The scientific method has advanced humanity by leaps and bounds over the last 500 years. At its base is a pure and objective quest to better understand the world we live in and how it influences us. Scientists pose a … Continue reading

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Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

In fact, the entire diet soda market contracted by 7% this year, compared to a more modest 2% decline in full calorie soft drink sales. This is wonderful news to everyone who has a stake in our health, and terrible … Continue reading

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