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Our mission to truly help WebMD consumers find trustworthy, simple and effective weight management solutions led us to many of the leading experts in diet and fitness. Here, you will be able to read what we learned. Come back often to see new insights.

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Healthy Eating For ...
Expert advice on eating to prevent or control health conditions.

Sheah Rarback, MS, RD, LDN
ADHD and Diet
Sheah Rarback, MS, RD

"If sugar is a mainstay in your child’s diet, this could impact behavior by causing huge swings in blood sugar levels." Read More

Sheah Rarback, MS, RD, LDN
Eating With IBS
Patsy Catsos, MS, RD

"A proper diet for IBS is highly individualized." Read More

Stanley A. Cohen, MD
Eating with Allergies
Stanley A. Cohen, MD

"People with allergies would benefit from a diet that is less processed and closer to natural foods" Read More

Dean Ornish, MD
Heart Disease and Hypertension
Dean Ornish, MD

"Cholesterol is not bad; we just get too much of it." Read More

"It's not as hard as it sounds to eat less salt." Read More

Karen Collins, MS, RD
Cancer Prevention
Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN

"Being overweight or obese is strongly linked to an increased risk of several common cancers." Read More

Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD
Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE

"If you have diabetes and are trying to lose weight, don't take the drastic diet approach." Read More

David Grotto, RD, LDN
David Grotto, RD, LDN

"Not having an adequate diet contributes to your skin's appearance in multiple ways." Read More

Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD
Flu Prevention
Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD

"Eating healthfully is a great way to boost immunity and prevent flu." Read More

Brian Udell, MD
Autism and Diet
Brian Udell, MD

"I recommend a healthy, natural, varied diet as close to the earth as possible." Read More

Life Stages
Expert advice on maintaining a healthy weight through every stage of life.

James O. Hill, PhD
Getting Started with Weight Loss
James O. Hill, PhD

"Before you try to make any changes to your habits, first you need to see where you are right now." Read More

Michael Dansinger, MD
Losing 100 Pounds or More
Michael Dansinger, MD

"Don't look at past weight loss attempts as dead ends. They're just stages on the path to ultimate success." Read More

Connie Diekman, MEd, RD
The 'Freshman 15'
Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA

"Eating snacks or mini-meals after every three or four hours can help avoid binging." Read More

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD
Losing the Baby Weight
Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

"New moms need diets that give them energy to cope with the demands of a newborn." Read More

Pamela Peeke, MD
Midlife Weight Gain
Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP

"Excess body fat occurring in the lower abdomen is associated with aging, after 40." Read More

David Ludwig, MD
Helping Kids Lose Weight
David Ludwig, MD, PhD

"The risks of childhood obesity aren't all in the future. It causes immediate problems, too." Read More

Bob Greene
Staying Motivated
Bob Greene

"Don't radically change your entire diet overnight." Read More

Cheryl Forberg, RD
'Biggest Loser' Tips
Cheryl Forberg, RD

"If you really want to get the scale moving, one of the biggest first steps is to lose the white stuff." Read More

Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD
Eating for Exercise
Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD

"The best time to deliver protein appears to be right after exercise."
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