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…

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…

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…

The Case Against Sugar

By Joanna Blythman For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to argue powerfully and publicly that the official diet advice we have been encouraged to follow since the 1970s is fundamentally wrong. It is refined…

What Went Wrong With the ‘Food Pyramid’

By Mark Hyman, M.D. Dr. Hyman, I grew up following the guidelines of the Food Pyramid,” writes this week’s house call. “Now the guidelines keep changing. What about these new MyPlate guidelines? And what about the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines? I am confused. What should I eat? Here’s the truth: The Government recommendations released in…

The Reasons We Buy (and Eat) Too Much Food

By Pierre Chandon About 2,300 holiday seasons ago, the Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote a letter to his friend Menoeceus in which he noted: “a wise person does not simply choose the largest amount of food but the most pleasing food.” As we find ourselves in another season of joyous excesses, we may wonder why we don’t…