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.

Swap Sweet Snacks for Savory Ones

Are you one of the 61% of Americans seeking to reduce their sugar intake, according to International Food Information Council’s 2016 Food and Health Survey?   If so, Kelly Toups, staff dietician and director of Oldways Whole Grains Council offers savory, lower-sugar alternatives to more sugary snacks. Below are just a few options: Granola-lovers:  Make your…

5 Healthy Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

Dietitian Julia Vana recommends these snacks as a way to satisfy your hunger while adding minimal calories to your diet. Avocado with cottage cheese Cottage cheese is packed with natural protein and fills you up without a lot of calories. It also contains the essential amino acid tryptophan, which calms the nervous system and makes…

The Worst Foods Men Can Eat

Men’s Health has published a guide to the best and worst foods a man can eat. It rates 54 common foods. Of those, these get the worst grades. Buttered Popcorn “A perfectly healthy whole-grain snack gone horribly wrong when drenched in butter or sugar. Eat it plain and it rates a B.” Rating: F Fast-Food…

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…

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%…

Harvard Medical School’s 6 tips for managing food allergies

Food intolerances occur more often as men age. That’s because their digestion naturally slows and the body produces less of the enzymes needed to break down food. There is no cure: anyone with a food allergy must avoid the foods that trigger a reaction. Harvard Medical School published six tips designed to help you manage food…