Making the Work Day Healthy

Many of us spend our days seated at computer screens from 9 – 5 working hard mentally, of course, but leaving our bodies idle. Add to that a traditional cubicle office arrangement, and we are also hidden from the sun. A recent study released last year by the University of Leicester and Loughborough University confirmed […]

TED Talk Collection

Looking for inspiration and new ideas?  TED is a great place to start.  TED is a nonprofit that brings people from the Technology, Entertainment, and Design realms together to speak, present, and share idea.  Experts, authors, scientists, and artists present their passions at conferences and events every year around the world, but TED also shares […]

Food and Nutrition News Round-up

Food and Nutrition News Round-up: This was a busy week for nutrition, health and food in the news. Recent studies on diet, metabolism, and vitamins dominated headlines in publications such as TIME Health land, Science Daily, Wall Street Journal and USA Today, among others. A few headlines worth reading to catch up on major news […]

Home Cooking for Health

One of the most commonly recommended strategies for healthy eating is preparing meals at home rather than relying on fast food and restaurant meals. Cooking for oneself gives the chef complete control over the ingredients, which means discretion over the amount of fat, salt, and sugar. It also allows for portion control, since restaurant servings […]

Diabesity, a review

A prominent pediatric endocrinologist and former president of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Francine Kaufman offers her insightful analysis of our modern obesity and diabetes epidemic in her book Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America- And What We Must Do to Stop It. Through her empathetic lens, we witness the struggle experienced by  so many patients […]

Diabetes in America

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States are living with diabetes. 79 million additional people are thought to be prediabetic, with 1.9 million new cases diagnosed each year. Diabetes prevalence is increasing at a rapid rate and continues to be a serious public health threat to the […]

Does Lifestyle Intervention Matter?

The NIH Look AHEAD Study A recent update from the NIH Look AHEAD study, a long-term lifestyle intervention trial for obese patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, concluded that the intensive interventions did not impact outcomes for cardiovascular events and deaths.  The “surprising result” made headlines in the New York Times and other news organizations. The official NIH statement described […]