5 Ways to Raise Healthy Eaters

By Dr. Mark Hyman “Dr. Hyman, I’m about to start your Eat Fat, Get Thin Plan, which is completely different from the way my family normally eats,” writes this week’s house call. “I want my kids to eat good food, too. Can they eat the foods on this program? And do you have any tips…

How To Tell If You Are Binge Eating

By Sofia Rydin-Gray What is binge eating? We all have probably had those times when we ate too much during a special occasion or during a weekend trip. We may even have binged on a box of donuts once when we felt especially sad after a breakup. However, binge eating disorder is different from just…

Why We Eat Too Much

Excerpt from – The Book of Life It’s clear that a great many of us eat too much. And in response, a huge industry has grown up which advises us to consume more quinoa, pomegranate and fennel salad and, as often as we can, kale and apple soup. But this is entirely to misunderstand why we…

Is Healthy Eating Really More Expensive Than Junk Food?

By ANH International On the back of the media attack on ‘clean’ or healthy eating, a large swathe of the public must be left feeling there are no health benefits to be had, that the cost of healthy eating is extortionate — or it’s only for the rich and beautiful. Many of us in the…

5 Quick Changes That Could Lead To A Healthier You

By Andre L. Vaughn It’s likely safe to say that everyone wants great health and would change almost anything to get it. With so many health concerns these days, we are more conscious about our overall well-being. Sometimes subtle changes can lead to phenomenal results for your physical, mental or emotional state. We know that buying…

The 4 Elements of a Good Night’s Sleep

By Amanda MacMillan Some sleep problems are obvious: When you’re tossing and turning all night, or waking up every hour, it’s clear that something’s wrong. But sometimes, sleep quality can be more ambiguous. And until now, there weren’t any real guidelines to define what, exactly, good sleep really is. That changed last month when the National…

Sugar For Breakfast Leads to Increased Childhood Obesity

By Dr Chatterjee Children in England are starting their days fuelled by more than half their recommended daily intake of sugar, it was revealed earlier this month (See my response to the story live on BBC One’s Breakfast Show). In the report, Public Health England (PHE) announced that the average child in England consumes up to…

Free soda: France bans unlimited sugary drink refills

By BBC News Restaurants and other spaces catering to the public in France have been banned from offering unlimited sugary drinks in an effort to reduce obesity. It is now illegal to sell unlimited soft drinks at a fixed price or offer them unlimited for free. The number of overweight or obese people in France…

6 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating

  By Christopher Willard  Informal mindfulness practices for those of us who don’t have five minutes to contemplate a raisin. I can still remember the raisin from that first mindfulness class I took in a family friend’s basement office, almost twenty years ago. I myself was only 20 years old and that first awe-inspiring taste of…

Is Gut Health The Key To A Good Night’s Sleep?

By Jamie Morea There’s nothing like a great night’s sleep: you go to bed just as you start to feel tired, fall asleep quickly, and doze the whole night long, waking feeling refreshed and ready to face the new day ahead. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? But, if you’re one of the nearly 35% of adults in…