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…

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…

How Much Sugar Is Actually In Your Food, From Pasta Sauce To Salad Dressing

By Suzy Strutner You might assume sugar lurks mostly in foods like candy and doughnuts. But companies sneak sugar into all kinds of foods you’d never suspect, from beef jerky to good ol’ store-bought pasta sauce. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends consuming no more than about 50 grams of added sugar ― that is, the type…

WHO Says All Countries Should Tax Sugary Drinks To Curb Obesity

By Stephanie Nebehay Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. A 20 percent price increase could reduce consumption of sweet drinks by the same proportion, the WHO said in “Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases”, a report issued…

Are the New Food Brands Really Healthier – or Just Hype?

By Julie Upton There’s an explosion of new products on supermarket shelves, thanks to the growing number of shoppers who are snubbing big, traditional brands and loading up their shopping carts with smaller progressive brands that appear to be more authentic, transparent and healthier – for both people and the planet. It’s estimated that the top 25…

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…