Rebooting The Food System

By Jamie Oliver, Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, Ertharin Cousin Yesterday marked the beginning of a new global collaboration between the EAT Foundation (EAT), Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (JOFF) and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP): one that takes aim at obesity, hunger, climate change and environmental degradation all together. We’re in a crazy moment – we’re battling the…

The Sugar Industry Paid Scientists To Be On Its Side Since The 1960s

By Reuters Health In the 1960’s, before conflict of interest disclosure was required, the sugar industry sponsored research promoting dietary fat as an important cause of coronary heart disease, and downplaying the role of sugar, according to a special report in JAMA Internal Medicine. A 1967 literature review in The New England Journal of Medicine…

Here’s Arianna Huffington’s Recipe For A Great Night Of Sleep

By Rina Raphael The sleep deprivation crisis is real. Arianna Huffington has been on a crusade to educate the public on the importance of sleep ever since she collapsed from exhaustion in 2007. “The impact on our health is dramatic,” says the publisher of the Huffington Post, who is also launching a new health and…

This Facebook executive says fasting for 15 hours a day changed his life

By Melia Robinson When Dan Zigmond, director of analytics at Facebook, rolls into his office at 1 Hacker Way, he grabs a bowl of oatmeal topped with Greek yogurt and dried cranberries. Later, he gets lunch from the company’s drool-worthy cafeteria. He also eats dinner there. His coworkers might never suspect Zigmond subscribes to a trending…