Caffeine-containing alcoholic beverages (or mixes - i.e. Red Bull and vodka) are under fire. The state attorney general and health-advocacy groups are seeking federal government support in regulating caffeinated alcoholic drinks. These beverages are a fast-growing product line popular among younger ... Read More about Ban the buzz?
You've probably heard garlic is great for your health. Yep! But does it matter if you consume garlic in the form of paste? Powder? Pill? Yes, it does. A study by researchers at the University of Conneticut School of Medicine suggest that fresh-crushed garlic is best for cardiac benefits. Scientists ... Read More about Go garlic, go fresh!
Depends on the research. A new analysis could lead to a heated debate on omega-3's having its own recommended daily intake levels. Heart-protective benefits of fish oil have been discussed for centuries, but how much do we need? Some cardiologists would like to see an established RDA for omega-3's. ... Read More about Omega-3's: How much?
What does our president propose? Well, firstly it’s important to understand that healthcare costs are the biggest driving force behind the federal deficit and thus, healthcare reform is Obama’s top legislative priority. Specifically, Obama is designing an overhaul to create a government-run ... Read More about Obama and Healthcare Reform…
While an overwhelming 90% of Americans think breakfast is the most important meal of the day, fewer than half consume breakfast on a regular basis, according to the Food Information Council. Breakfast is not only important…but unique...it sets the tone for the entire day – be it for the better or ... Read More about Breakfast done right!
CNN Health may be on to something. I enjoyed their article, anyways. Here’s the scoop. Sunday: Bite it, write it. Keeping a food journal and recording your intake (everything you eat AND drink) certainly aids in accountability. Plus, Robert A. Charles, Ph.D. says you can expect to shed a whopping ... Read More about 7-Day Slim-Down
Why does your diet fail? Lots of reasons, probably... Reason 1: You follow the plan that worked for your friend. There’s not ONE “right” diet…you have to do what works for YOU. Last year a study completed by the New England Journal of Medicine found that when compared, the Mediterranean diet, ... Read More about One RD's take on your failing diet…
Nearly 3,000 readers have voted in the Chicago Tribune online poll asking, “With the nation’s obesity crisis worsening, some advocates say it’s increasingly critical for health care workers to “walk the walk” and serve as role models. Do you agree?” An overwhelming 75.1% of readers reported “yes”. ... Read More about Chicago says, “Walk the Walk”