Health & Fitness

You Are Not a Number

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a particularly lovely spring day, my patient Kris sat on the edge of the chair in my office, smiling and appearing anxious to share something with me. Without skipping a beat, she said, “Hey, Dr. Peeke, watch this!” […]

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Kids Can Make Healthy Food Choices: Education Is Key

by Anupama Joshi, executive director and cofounder of the National Farm to School Network While politicians in Washington debate implementation of school nutrition standards, the next generation’s leaders are sitting in a school cafeteria deciding whether or not broccoli salad is “gross.” In both cases, the stakes are high. A 2012 study by the Trust […]

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Why We Need to Make School Lunches Healthier

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate For some reason that I’ll probably never understand, first lady Michelle Obama has repeatedly been criticized by the press and blocked by lawmakers in her efforts to make school lunches healthier in this country. By no means do I think government should be dictating diet […]

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7 Summer Health Mistakes

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Summer activities can feel like extreme sports—even if you’re just driving to the store. With record-breaking temperatures, high-intensity adventures, late-night parties, and more, it’s definitely a season of endurance with its own unique health risks. Here are seven to look out for: 1. Burning […]

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The Path to Recovery

by guest blogger Mary Ann Naples, vice-president/publisher, Rodale Books I remember the moment, about a year after my daughter was born, when I knew things had to change. I was only 38 years old, but my body felt 100. Every morning, I dreaded putting my feet on the floor because they were so stiff and painful. My […]

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5 Disgusting Facts about Roundup

by Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com Pesky weeds popping up in your yard? Here’s what to not reach for—Roundup. While glyphosate, the active ingredient in America’s favorite weedkiller, Roundup, has been marketed as “safe” and even “biodegradable,” the science is pouring in, and, well, the results are gross. 1. You’re eating it—in “excessive” levels. […]

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Shooting Stars, Hot Flashes, and Feeling Sexy

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research Q: How is watching shooting stars like taking “pink Viagra”? A: They’re both subject to a very strong placebo effect, and in both cases that can make people very happy. But one is more dangerous than the other. Let me explain. Like […]

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Your Plate Is the Answer

by guest blogger Ellen Gustafson, sustainable food-system activist, author, innovator, and social entrepreneur Our global food system is a pretty powerful thing. The system produces enough calories to feed every person on the planet more than each of us needs, and many of us have more diverse food options than our grandparents could have ever […]

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