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  1. Ideal Weight or Happy Weight?

    Maybe you've been working on getting back to the weight you were at in high school or on your wedding day. But do you really need to go that low? Or can you weigh more than your ideal weight and still be healthy? If you're overweight, losing just 10% of your body weight is linked to many health bene

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  2. The Glycemic Index Diet (Low-Glycemic Diet)

    The "glycemic index diet," "GI diet," and "low glycemic diet" are more than diet books. They refer to a system of ranking carbohydrate foods according to how much a certain amount of each food raises a person's blood sugar levels.

  3. How I Got My Kid to Like Walnuts

    Felice Bogus is used to the vagaries of childhood tastes. Her 9-year-old daughter, Margalit, is open to foods such as kimchi-flavored seaweed while rejecting kid-meal mainstays like hamburgers. But that can flip-flop from one day to the next. "I've learned not to make any assumptions," says Bogus. S

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  4. The Five-Meal Plan for Health and Fitness

    You’d think that for a chef, eating frequent meals wouldn’t be an issue. Yes, I understand the concept: Five small meals a day takes the edge off your appetite, evens out blood sugar levels, and keeps your energy steady. But I confess: I don’t always eat this way. Although my fitness trainer encoura

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  5. African Mango: What to Know About Irvingia Gabonensis

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, discusses African mango supplements touted for weight loss and reducing belly fat.

  6. Cravings: Why They Strike, How to Curb Them

    Almost everyone has hankered after potato chips, ice cream, chocolate, or another beckoning treat. But why? And what do you do when a craving calls your name? Is it OK to give in once in a while? What if your cravings start to run amok and demand satisfaction every day? Take heart: You're not at the

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  7. Medicinal Uses of Honey

    Honey has a long medicinal history. The ancient Egyptians not only made offerings of honey to their gods, they also used it as an embalming fluid and a dressing for wounds. On that last point, at least, they were on to something. Today, many people swarm to honey for its antibacterial and anti-infla

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  8. Arsenic in Food: FAQ

    Recent investigations have found the toxin arsenic in rice and apple juice. Consumer Reports published results of their tests of 88 samples of apple and grape juices. Nine samples had more arsenic than the federal government allows in drinking water In a separate analysis of government nutrition dat

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  9. Top Doctor Topics of 2011

    Concerns about drugs, both prescription and illegal, made headlines during 2011. The possibility of cancer from cell phones came into the spotlight as well. But not all news was about warnings and scares. The FDA approved a new drug for diabetes, linagliptin, giving people with type 2 diabetes anoth

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  10. Eight Healthy Facts About Kale

    History of Kale Kale has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years. Popular in Europe during Roman times and the Middle Ages, it arrived in the United States in the 17th century. Kale Chips Kale chips are a nutritious, easy-to-make snack: Remove kale leaves from stems, tear into bite-sized pieces, d

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