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…

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…

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…

When Food Banks Say No To Sugary Junk, Schools Offer A Solution

By Allison Aubrey This is the time of year when donations to food banks spike. But, some food banks are getting pickier about what they’ll accept. Earlier this year the Capital Area Food Bank announced it would “dramatically” cut back on junk food it receives and distributes. This means saying “no” to donations such as sheet…

What happens to your brain and body if you don’t get enough sleep

By Corey Protin We’re all looking to try and get the most out of our day, squeezing in an extra hour here and there. But there is nothing more critical to your health than getting the right amount of sleep on a regular basis. James E. Gangwisch, an assistant professor at Columbia University and sleep expert,…