Friday, August 17, 2018

Regular exercise increases brain volume, protects against age-related dementia

Everyone fears aging to some extent, even if they age well. But well beyond wrinkles and sagging skin, the most intimidating loss associated with aging...

The War on Pizza

Reading the USDA’s new dietary guidelines, you notice a theme: Pizza is evil. The full, 95-page document makes it clear that there are few...

Fat To Fit: Woman Goes Vegan, Loses 100 Pounds, Rids Herself Of Illnesses

At 49 and with deteriorating health, Janice Church knew she might not see 50. She had battled ulcerative colitis for years, high cholesterol, numbness like...

Is Food Dye Just a Colorful Killer?

Bright-red soda, rainbow-hued kid's cereal, electric-yellow popsicles...most of us have eaten them. But unlike the public health uproar over salt and trans fats, there...

The Silly Secret about Chicken McNuggets

Proust had his madeleines to evoke the taste of childhood; those of us born after the atomic age have chicken McNuggets. Turns out the little...

The Food That Makes You Fat Is Now Going To Make You Skinny. Huh?

Taco Bell's Counterintuitive Diet Ads Promise Weight Loss, But Can Fast-Food Chain Deliver? In most American households, at least one person started the new year with...

Army Not A Veg-Friendly Place

The following letter appeared in Army Times on January 21, 2010: A veggie dilemma There cannot be just one soldier in the ranks who embraces the...

Budget Produce Tips

I know how hard it can be to afford fruits and vegetables sometimes, especially if they're out of season in your area. Prepare to...

PETA takes on American Obesity with ‘Save The Whales’ Billboard

In a new campaign from PETA, a billboard in Florida reads "Save The Whales - Lose the Blubber: Go Vegetarian." Some people have been slightly offended...

Top 13 America’s Most Endangered Foods

Curious about the endangered foods native to your region? Check out some of these finds from the new book Renewing America's Food Traditions. The...