Nutrition

Waking too early may harm women's hearts
For women who aren't getting enough Z's, a new UCSF study points to a potential reason why inadequate sleep may be harmful for them and their hearts.

Poor sleep - especially waking up too early - appears to play a big role in raising unhealthy levels of inflammation among women with coronary heart disease. The effects were seen in women,...

ATLANTA — U.S. youth and adults lowered their intake of sugar- sweetened beverages by 68 and 45 calories per day respectively, says a 12-year study by the National Health and Nutrition Examina…

If you were unaware caffeine was creeping into foods until last month, when Wrigley was blasted for putting the stimulant in a new gum, here's the latest buzz.

By Dr. Peter Abaci

Well, it’s spring which means the sun is out, the days are longer, and we all should be getting out more to exercise, walk, bike, and just goof off. This is a good time to loosen up those joints and tight muscles and start moving. Spring also offers us some great seasonal food options to reduce inflammation so that we can exercise more comfortably. Here are some suggestions of what to look for that is fresh right...

The nation's largest food and beverage companies are under renewed attack for what critics see as misleading ads for obesity-promoting foods, especially ads aimed at kids.

It could be just what the doctor ordered for an overweight population: Indiana University Health has removed all sugary drinks from...

Last week I saw this season’s first batch of ripe cherries at my local farmer’s market. In northern California, the advent of deep red cherries in the markets is usually the first sign of all the great summer fruits that will soon be coming our way. I think this is a good opportunity to appreciate both the blessings of seasonal changes as well as the opportunities they provide for maintaining great health.

So, what is the healthiest breakfast you haven’t tried? Buckwheat. If you aren’t from Eastern Europe, then my guess is that you haven’t been eating your morning buckwheat. Put it on your list of foods to try as part of the Anti-Inflammatory Diet that I recommended in Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain.

The theme of love surrounding Valentine’s Day offers us a great opportunity-to eat more chocolate! Showing affection and an appreciation for loved ones in our lives is often manifested by indulging them with gifts of chocolate during this time of year. For the record, I approve of this great tradition. Nothing can perk up a day quicker than a few bites of smooth, intensely flavored chocolate.

Food, diets, and eating get more attention in popular culture today than just about any topic imaginable. Bookstores and magazine racks are crowded with publications hawking “magical” foods that can make us look and feel better. Diets, eating plans, and weight-loss strategies abound, but which ones really work? Atkins? South Beach? Why French Women Don’t Get Fat? Skinny Bitch? And what about eating to ease chronic pain? Is such a thing even...

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