Love Sushi? Beware Unwanted Parasites

As sushi and other raw seafood dishes become more popular in Western countries, doctors are warning about a dangerous parasite that could be lurking in undercooked fish and squid.

Fresh Fruit May Benefit Those with Diabetes

New York Times’ writer Nicholas Bakalar reports on a study showing daily consumption of fresh fruit may have benefits for those with diabetes. The study, in PLOS Medicine, tracked diet and health in 512,891 Chinese men and women ages 30 to 79 for an average of seven years, controlling for smoking, alcohol intake, blood pressure…

95 Ways to Eat More Veggies

Cooking Light has published a comprehensive list of creative ways to do what many of us fail to: add more vegetables to our diets. Here are five stand-outs: Pack them into pasta sauce. Vegetables like mushrooms, onions, and peas can amp up the flavor and nutrients. Start with this Mostly Veggie Pasta with Sausage recipe….

Expert Resources for Men Seeking a Healthy Lifestyle

If you are a mid- to senior-level business professional, you may face obstacles to maintaining an active, health lifestyle. Your job may be sedentary with long hours seated at a desk. Or you love to jog, but your job brings you frequently to airport hotels with few places to run. How do you stay healthy?…

Dr. Andrew Weil’s Guide to Treating Indigestion

Andrew Weil, MD is an American doctor who specializes in holistic health and integrative medicine. He blogs about every conceivable topic related to wellness and is an invaluable source of tips for living a healthier lifestyle. His recent post about curing indigestion caught my eye. These are key points from it: “You can get indigestion…

How Alcohol Is Good for Your Heart

The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) has published a study showing the benefits of drinking moderate amounts of alcohol. Drinking “a glass of wine for women per day, and two glasses for men, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease,” reports Alice Park in Time.   People…

The Best Diet for Men Over 50

You probably hear it often: that your diet influences your health more than you think. It is not just an apple a day that keeps the doctor away but a complete grocery list of healthy produce, lean meat, and other food items. In an article by Kathleen Doheny, a health and fitness journalist for Everyday…

About one-in-ten Americans follow vegan or vegetarian diets

Some 3% of Americans say they follow a strict vegan or vegetarian diet and another 6% say they are mostly vegan or vegetarian, according to a recent Pew Report. The share of people eating at least mostly vegan/vegetarian diets is considerably higher among those focused on eating healthy and nutritious foods (22% compared with 3%…

Best Healthy Snacks for Men

Bodybuilding has come up with 26 healthy snacks as an alternative to “the vending machine, weeks’-old food in the fridge that looks like a science experiment, and the cupcakes on your co-worker’s desk.” Here are a few favorites: Single-serving packets of nut butters such as almond, hazelnut, or peanut. Look for options with the least…