The Skinny on Fats
It's okay to chew the fat as long as it's the right fat.
By Kristine Clark, PhD, RD, FACSM
The number of overweight and obese Americans has escalated to such epidemic proportions that one almost gets the impression that fat is as contagious as chicken pox! In truth, dietary fat is not totally bad. Unlike other epidemics, obesity is somewhat misunderstood in terms of its actu...
By Matthew R. Kutz, PhD
In many cases, clients rely on you or another fitness professional as their sole source of information. Consequently, the accuracy, reliability and ethical implications of the information that you give are vital. This article is intended as a resource to help you answer many of the questions that you get about dietary supplementation....
As we go to press with this issue, images of the war in Iraq have been a constant presence in our lives. From newspaper headlines read at the breakfast table to nightly news reports consumed with our dinners, it’s been hard to avoid talk of this war. But how has all this war exposure been affecting the health of the American public?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching a new study to assess the effectiveness and safety of St. John’s Wort for the treatment of minor depression. The 4-year study will take place at three sites—in Boston, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. Enrollment is expected to be around 300 participants, all suffering from minor depression.
Want to get the most nutritional value out of cooked food? As a rule, rapid cooking techniques are better for retaining nutrients than slower methods. For healthiest results, most experts recommend cooking food thoroughly but rapidly. Try the following methods, described by Catherine Reade, MS, RD, owner of Healthfull Living™ in Littleton, Colorado, to preserve the nutrients you need to stay healthy.
Probiotics, microorganisms that actually benefit the body by helping to fight disease and maintain the health of the intestinal tract, have become quite popular as nutritional supplements. Indeed, since January 2002, their sales in natural-products supermarkets have grown by more than 14 percent; more than 3.5 million units have been sold.