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The Engine 2 Diet

If anyone told you that you could lose weight, drastically improve your cholesterol levels, have the stamina and buff physique of a firefighter – all on a completely vegan diet – would you believe them? Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet, thinks you can! We found a lot to love in this diet […]

Yerba Mate, Sugar Free Sweets, Kefir

Q: Some sources refer to Yerba Maté as a risk factor for cancer but others say it is very healthful. What’s up? Q: How much weight will I lose if I switch all my sweets and snack foods to low fat or sugar-free versions? Q: What’s the difference between kefir and yogurt? Karen Collins, MS, […]

Tubby from the Telly? The Link Between Television and Overweight

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research In identifying the factors most closely linked to overweight, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 2007 report on diet, physical activity and cancer prevention advises the public to be physically active. The report also specifically recommends limiting sedentary habits such as watching television. Now, […]

DNA, Breastfeeding, Sore mouth during cancer treatment

Q: Can DNA that has been damaged be passed on to our children? Q: Can breastfeeding help a new mother lose excess pregnancy weight faster? Q: What can you suggest for a cancer patient who develops a very sore mouth and throat during treatment? Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q: […]

Liqueur drinks, Nutrient density, and Cranberry juice

Q: How much sweet-flavored liqueur counts as one alcoholic drink? Q: Are nutrient density and energy density the same thing? Q: Does drinking cranberry juice help prevent urinary tract infections? Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q: How much sweet-flavored liqueur counts as one alcoholic drink? A: The American Institute for […]

Healthy Pot Lucks, Turmeric, BMI vs Waist Size

Q: Can you offer some healthy ideas for a potluck supper? Q: Is the anti-cancer compound curcumin found in both turmeric and curry powder? Q: What is the best indicator of whether I’ve gained too much weight: body mass index or waist measurement? Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q: Can […]

LeViv Diet Meal Delivery

Sometimes it’s hard to find time to plan and cook a healthy menu, and make sure you stay on plan. Diet meal delivery programs make it easy to stay on plan no matter what obstacles you face. Everyone has heard of Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem, but you probably haven’t heard of LeViv. LeViv is a […]

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