Give Thanks for Your Plate

Holiday meals allow families the time to do something they rarely have time to do any other day of the year — enjoy a meal together. Everything these days is so fast paced that our mealtime too has become fast. We have been trained to eat whatever our schedule...



Be Thankful for these Healthful Holiday Options

There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. One thing I know I’m most grateful for is the food on my plate. Yes, I may be biased since nutrition and health are my two obsessions, but I know many would agree that they are thankful for healthy...



Mindful Moderation over the Thanksgiving Holiday

The holidays are here, and most likely a lot is on your plate — no pun intended. Between the stress of inviting family and friends into your home, checking off the shopping list, long grocery store lines, and planning the perfect menu, who has time to watch what your...



Research Roundup: What We Learned at ObesityWeek 2015 – Part 3

ObesityWeek is an event that brings the leading experts in the field of obesity together to share their innovations and breakthroughs in their work. This educational experience provides an opportunity to ignite numerous conversations and ideas about the disease of obesity, and many discoveries are shared throughout the week-long...



Food As Medicine

There was well over 4.5 trillion prescriptions filled in the United States alone in 2014, an increase from 3.9 billion in 2010 according to the IMS Health Institute. A second mass study done in 2010 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that as children aged,...



Food and Disease

Did you know that you can influence your susceptibility to certain diseases with the very next bite of food you take? Most people know the importance of a well-balanced diet and its role in sustaining our health, energy levels, immunity, and overall functioning of the body, but to what...



How Food Builds the Body

The human body is made up of over 25 trillion cells. Similar to human life, individual cells are created — designed to accomplish a particular purpose in the body — and once their mission is complete, the cell dies. Every day, the body is at work to remove old,...



Strategies for Celebrations — Holidays, Eating out and Vacations

We enjoy and look forward to the fun times in our lives – parties, celebrations, family gatherings, holidays, vacations, restaurant eating and so on. We need these times! If our lives were all work and no play, we’d feel bored and we’d enjoy our lives a whole lot less....



When Eating Becomes Contagious

Did you know that if your friends make unhealthy food choices, you’re more likely to do so as well? This works in the opposite direction too — if you happen to have health-oriented friends, you’re more likely to make healthier choices as well. In fact, research has shown that...



When Your Significant Other is Not Onboard

It’s hard to see a loved one not taking care of themselves – especially if their health is suffering. It’s natural to want them to get with the program, but as much as you love each other, your needs may be different. You may simply be at different places...



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