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  • FED UP: the movie

    By Tera Greene

    May 29, 2014 | 11:38 pm

    #FEDUPMovie: It's time to rethink scary movies. It's time to get real about food.
    Sugar's got a hold on me, you, us... Aren't we FED UP yet?

    I AM ADDICTED TO SUGAR

    Sugar is an epidemic and it is killing us. Not slowly, but fast. From obesity (and childhood obesity), to diabetes to mood swings, Sugar is on a war path. And the food industry is in...

  • No Power for Flour

    By Elana Horwich

    July 22, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Understanding the Role of White Flour on our Immune Systems with Sally Kravich

    Many of you are now hearing about gluten-free diets.  Although some of you may actually have a gluten allergy, others may experience an intolerance to wheat that you are unaware of.  Wheat is a...

  • Sugar, Sugar…

    By Rebecca Cooper

    July 18, 2013 | 8:11 am

    Proven to be more addictive than cocaine, a closer look at Sugar may help to explain America’s rise in obesity, diabetes and the new focus on food addiction.

    A 2007 study (Lenoir, Serre, Cantin, Ahmed), found that intense sweetness surpasses cocaine reward even in addicted and...

  • How to Eat & Cook “Clean Eating” Style

    By Arielle Adelman

    July 3, 2013 | 7:46 am

    Eating clean & detoxing. Two activities that sound remarkable for anyone's overall wellness, yet I'm not sure what this truly means. I can assume it means eating foods that fuel the body, promote energy, efficiency, and well being. There is no scientific or nutritional definition...

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  • 4 Best Detoxing Smoothies

    By Sima Cohen

    July 2, 2013 | 6:18 pm

    When summer comes, our bodies naturally crave light cleansing foods such as fruits, vegetables, and drinks. At this time of year, detox is the buzz word! Each of these green smoothie recipes have unique nourishing and cleansing properties. Cleansing is all about giving our bodies a...

  • Ask Sima - Part IV, Which One’s Better?

    By Sima Cohen

    June 30, 2013 | 11:27 am

    Q: Chia seeds or Flax seeds?
    A: Both are fabulous, but chia is just a little better. Chia packs more fiber, protein, and omega 3′s tan flaxseed. Chia also makes a great thickening agent for soups, sauces and marinades. Use it in place of flour or cornstarch. It’s also great in...

  • 10 Fun and Easy Ways to Burn Calories This Summer… Without The Gym!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 24, 2013 | 5:22 pm

    You don’t have to train like an athlete to get fit for summer. These very simple calorie burning exercises are perfect for getting that summer body, and you can do them all without going to the gym! All activities are calculated for a 140 pound woman performing the activity for at...

  • Juicing 101

    By Sima Cohen

    June 19, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    Juicing is incredibly popular right now, and everyone wants to know if they should jump on the bandwagon. But it’s not a quick answer to weight loss, and there is not a one-size-fits-all answer. These days people everywhere are juicing to lose weight, cleanse, and consume more...

  • The Scoop on Poop!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 16, 2013 | 7:05 am

    For most people this is not a sexy subject. But your doo-doo is a large part of good health, and I think good health is always hot!

    Poop is made up of dead gut cells, leftover indigestible fiber and bacteria. When you eat, that food is processed in your intestines, which are...

  • 5 Best Foods For Lowering Blood Pressure

    By Sima Cohen

    June 14, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    1. Low Fat Milk
    Fight high blood pressure with milk products, which contain calcium, potassium and magnesium. Two to three servings per day is sufficient. Make a milkshake, grab a glass of low fat milk, low fat cheese, or low fat cottage cheese will do.

    2. Bananas
    Bananas are...

  • Lower Blood Sugar With These 6 Foods

    By Sima Cohen

    June 12, 2013 | 7:02 pm

    1. Fiber
    According to a study performed by scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, increasing your fiber intake might lead to lower glucose levels. These researchers discovered that patients with type 2 diabetes who increased their intake of fiber to 50...

  • Ask Sima - Part III, Is Spot Reduction A Myth?

    By Sima Cohen

    June 7, 2013 | 11:59 am

    “Is spot reduction a myth?”

    First, let’s define spot reduction. Spot reduction is the idea that if you work a specific muscle group, you will significantly decrease the amount of fat in that area. The most common example is the idea that doing crunches will help you get a six...

  • Dear Dr.L

    By Dr. Limor Blockman

    June 6, 2013 | 1:29 pm

    Dear Dr.L- your real questions answered thoroughly by your devoted Sex & Relationship Counselor Dr.Limor.
    All questioners should be addressed to

    Doctorlimor@gmail.com


    Dear Dr.L,

    For the sake of the question I would like to be referred to as Aaron. I am a 25 year old man,...

  • Real Soul Food

    By Arielle Adelman

    May 1, 2013 | 8:57 am

    Let’s talk about “Soul Food.”

    Food that transports you from the chaos of everyday life, invokes feelings of happiness that warm the body, mind and soul.

    I know what you’re thinking:
    Macaroni and cheese.
    Shrimp and grits.
    Fried Chicken.
    Mashed Potatoes.
    Banana Cream Pie.

    ...