Our most recent column drew comments challenging our interpretation of the proposed effects of carnitine in beef on cardiovascular disease.
News reports on the latest nutrition and health research often sound as if the findings are clear and straightforward.
A health product promotion sounds too good to be true. But you really want it to be true. How can you keep from getting duped and swindled? As it turns out, there are some good ways to do your homework before sacrificing your credit card and your health to satisfy your curiosity.
If you eat only foods that wave the “I’m healthy” banner, then it is time to rethink your eating style. Your diet can become too narrow and actually exclude essential nutrients. You could be setting yourself up for a nutrient deficiency and serious health problems down the line.
With the nation's focus on getting lean, too often it is assumed that we are all metabolically the same. There is a belief that losing excess weight should be a simple matter of eating less and moving more or just exercising some self-control.
National statistics indicate the percentage of children who are overweight or obese has more than doubled during the past 30 years, to about 18 percent of youngsters. Certainly, some children are just genetically bigger kids who will grow into their weight and "lean out" with age.
Milk and milk products like yogurt and cheese are commonly recommended as part of a healthy diet. These foods provide good sources of protein, calcium and several other essential nutrients.
There is no shortage of confusion when it comes to popular ideas about how certain foods and nutrition promote good or bad health.
It is time again for the annual Slim Chance Awards, granted by the Healthy Weight Network since 1989. These awards are in anticipation of "Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day" that occurs on Tuesday of "Healthy Weight Week," which starts Jan. 20.
Once a year, Santa Claus engages in an endurance event that makes triathlons, marathons and all other endurance events look like child’s play in comparison.