The Real Truth About Health ‘Cleanses’

Q: Everyone I know seems to be on a “cleansing” diet of some kind. What are they? A: Cleansing diets, also called detox diets, are all the rage right now. Most cleanses require liquid meals of either smoothies, shakes or juice. Some are food-based, but the type of food is strictly regulated either by type or Read More »

The Right Way to Fuel Your Body for Fitness

Whether you’re training for a triathlon or just trying to get in a brisk 30-minute walk, what you eat and drink is a critical factor in how your body responds to exercise and how it recovers afterward. Let’s start with the basics: Food’s nutritional value is made up of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Carbohydrates are Read More »

Chew on This: Foods to Eliminate to Feel Better

Every day, you make decisions about what to eat. But how much do you really think about WHAT you’re putting in your mouth? If you’re like most people, not very much. Nutritional decisions matter when it comes to keeping us healthy and preventing illnesses. Poor food choices significantly raise our risks for developing preventable chronic Read More »

What The Most Successful Dieters Have in Common

Losing weight and successfully keeping it off may seem like an impossible dream. But a large proportion of obese Americans are successful dieters, according to researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Data from more than 4,000 obese adults showed that over half were trying to lose weight, and 40 percent of those Read More »

Fab or Fad: How Different Diets Impact your Health

Mediterranean. Paleo. Keto. DASH. South Beach. Atkins. Zone. Vegan. Raw Foods. So many diets! All promise to help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, protect against disease or reduce your environmental footprint. Not sure which diet is best? You’re in good company! What you eat, and how much you eat, has significant impact on Read More »