Summer camp: What parents need to know this year

It’s time to make summer plans, and for many families, those plans include summer camp. After the year we’ve had, the idea of getting out of the house, being active,…

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Can fitness counter fatness?

In a recent study, researchers attempted to answer the very question posed in the title of this post. Before delving into the findings of this study and how it fits…

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What is the difference between hunger and craving? - medsurfer.com

What is the difference between hunger and craving?

Have you ever felt true hunger? Or is it craving? How do you know the difference? How can you control hunger/craving?

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Omega-3 fatty acids and the heart: New evidence, more questions

My patients commonly ask me whether they should try one supplement or another. Often my answer is equivocal, because for most supplements we just don’t have enough evidence to give…

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A look at the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), published by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), provide science-based recommendations on what to…

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Grandparents and vaccines: Now what?

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the US, many grandparents — including one co-author of this blog post — are thrilled to hold out their arms for a jab. In…

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‘What should I eat?!’ The Paleo diet edition. [Infographic]

“What can I eat on the Paleo diet?!” Eating like ancient humans sure sounds cool. But it brings up a lot of questions: Is grass-fed cattle similar to the wild…

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Top 10 key recommendations from Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025

Since the first edition was published in 1980, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have provided science-based advice on what to eat and drink to promote health, reduce the risk of…

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3 ways to assess your weight loss that has nothing to do with your weight

There are many ways to assess your weight loss that has nothing to do with your weight. This post will show you 3 ways to assess your weight loss success….

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Tools, Resources, and Apps to help you lose weight

As you start your healthy lifestyle journey to lose weight and feel great, tracking your progress is very important – as the saying goes, “that which get measured gets improved.”…

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