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Organic Milk: What You Get for the Money

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Demand for organic milk, which can sell for up to double the cost of other milk, is booming. Deciding whether to spend the extra money is not as clear-cut a decision as some suggest. People may turn to organic milk for health benefits, or environmental […]

Mercury Levels in Seafood

Eat more fish, it’s good for your heart. Limit fish intake, due to risk of mercury poisoning. Sound confusing? It’s almost enough to make you hang up your fishing pole and go to KFC. Fortunately, the FDA keeps track of mercury levels in common varieties of fish, so it’s easy to tell what is safe […]

How Long Should it Cook on the Grill?

Meat Weight or Thickness Cooking Time Indirect Heat Cooking Time Medium Direct Heat Chicken Half 1 1/2 pounds 1 to 1/4 hours or until tender and no pink remains 40 to 50 minutes or until tender and no pink remains Chicken Breast Half skinned and boned 4 ounces each 15 to 18 minutes or until […]

The South Beach Diet Cookbook

By Arthur Agatston Publisher: Rodale Books; (April 13, 2004) The South Beach Diet book, by Dr. Arthur Agatston, was published in April, 2003. The book quickly topped the Best Seller list, and the diet plan claims a high success rate, helping millions of people lose weight. The diet limits certain foods, such as saturated fats […]

Making Sense of Nutrition Research

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Publicity about the recently released results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) on lowfat diets is a good example of the confusion the media causes when headlines seem to contradict earlier research results and common sense. Some of the media reports on the WHI study […]

Eating Well: Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook

Cooking a diet meal in a hurry doesn’t have to mean popping a Lean Cuisine into the microwave, or reaching for anything instant in a box. Learn to cook mouth-watering gourmet meals that are so good, you’ll never know you’re on a diet! Cooking a diet meal in a hurry doesn’t have to mean popping […]

South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook

The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook is the latest addition to the series of books by Dr. Agatston, who brought the idea of good carbs and good fats into the mainstream. This cookbook is not just for our Fat Chicks on the Beach. The delicious recipes can be used on most diet plans. […]

Eating For Life

By Bill Phillips Publisher: High Point Media; 1st edition (November 24, 2003) Eating For Life is the perfect compliment to Bill Phillips’ program, Body For Life. This book answers many questions one might have from the main book. The book Body For Life is very clear, but little tweaking questions always appear as we work […]

The Essential Eating Well Cookbook

Editor:Patsy Jamieson Publisher: Countryman Press (September 30, 2004) ISBN: 0881506303 Reviewed by Kieran B. O’Brien In response to the skyrocketing popularity of eating plans such as The Zone, The South Beach Diet, and Atkins; Eating Well Magazine compiled three-hundred-fifty recipes that stood out from the thousands featured in the publication. One of the credentials to […]