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How to Read a Nutrition Label: A Nutritionist's Tips

At this time of year, it feels like everyone's excited about learning. From my 5-year-old daughter to the college students I see drinking lattes and riding bikes around New York City, there's just something about fall that makes us want to study, learn, and understand the world around us. I think …

Breast Health

<b>1. Stay at a healthy weight</b><br>Being heavy can increase your risk of developing the disease as well as reduce your risk of surviving it, says Harold Freeman, M.D., president and founder of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer and Prevention in New York City.

How To Find A Path Off The Dreaded Diet Plateau

Chances are that if you've ever lost weight following a strict diet and exercise regimen, you've also reached the diet plateau. On that lonely plateau, pounds never seem to melt away, no matter how hard you try to shed them.<p>You're not alone. Consider the plight of Susan Carierre. When the …

5 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Or your cat, or your hamster. 5 reasons why you owe your pet (whatever it is) a big fat 'thank you' squeeze

Owe

How Cinnamon Could Benefit Diabetes Patients

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer<p>Published: 09/09/2013 05:07 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Cinnamon might improve not only the taste of apple pie and oatmeal but also the health of people with diabetes, a new review study suggests.<p>Researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes who took cinnamon …

Ask Healthy Living: Why Do Sore Muscles Feel Worse On The Second Day?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

Why Eating Too Much Sugar is Dangerous—No Matter What You Weigh

You'll be surprised by how little sugar qualifies as "too much"<p>We hope this doesn't ruin your Valentine's Day plans, but there's some alarming news about sugar: Consuming too much of the sweet stuff has been linked to a higher risk of dying of heart disease, according to a new Centers for Disease …

Holistic Medicine

“My Week Without Sugar”

Thinking of severely cutting back on your sugar intake? First, find out what it was like for one writer to give up all added sugars for seven days<p>I never thought of myself as having a sweet tooth—I take my coffee with just cream, I loathe hard candy, and I cringe at the thought of sprinkling sugar …

Nutrition

"Should I Be Using Protein Powder If I Want to Lose Weight?"

Find out if it's smart to invest in some if you're trying to drop pounds<p><b>The question:</b> Is it smart to take protein powder if I'm trying to lose weight?<p><b>The expert:</b> Nicole Avena, Ph.D., research faculty member at the New York Obesity Center and author of <i>Why Diets Fail</i>.<p><b>The answer:</b> Protein powder <i>can</i> …

Nutrition

The Color That Makes You Eat Less

Read this before you set the table<p>You already have quite a few tricks up your sleeve that may help you eat less—chewing more, sleeping more, and drinking more water, to name a few. Well, the latest trick may be the boldest one of all: Eat off of bright red plates, and you could eat less …

Nutrition

Nutrition Myths

There are countless nutrition myths in the health industry. The unfortunate truth is that once a theory becomes "accepted as scientific evidence," it becomes rewritten until it is accepted as undisputed truth. However, some of these theories may not stand the test of time. Governmental …

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Vegan

<i>How do vegans possibly do it?</i><p>Even after I became vegetarian, I turned this question over and over in my mind. I knew that I wanted to quit eating animal products but just couldn't imagine making it work. I had even tried a vegan diet for a month, only to learn in the process that I wasn't ready.<p>The …