Boost Your Metabolism

You can’t walk by a magazine stand without seeing at least a dozen covers on how to boost your metabolism. And if you google the word “metabolism,” you’ll find over 85 million hits. Is all this just hype or can you really do something to help your body burn calories faster?

Mexican Restaurant Food – The Healthy Kind

Do you love Mexican food but don’t want to wreck your diet? Fortunately, it is quite possible to indulge in the ever-growing array of Mexican cuisine without creating a complete nutritional disaster for yourself. Here are a few picks for delicious as well as nutritious Mexican fare. You might be surprised at just how many healthy options are out there.

Under Our Skin

As a clinician for the past 25 years, I have gone through the distinctive choreography of clinical care thousands of times: meet a stranger; exchange greetings; enter an exam room; close the door; dive into every intimacy. On innumerable occasions, I have encountered composed, well dressed, apparently accomplished, emotionally stable adults. And then behind the closed door of an exam room, that person would come undone and tell tales of personal catastrophe such as sexual assault in childhood, drug use by a child, beatings by a spouse, struggles with addiction, the list goes on.

Questions About Wine You Didn’t Know Anyone to Ask

There are countless opinions and myths about wine, many of which are unproven or outright false. But straight answers can be hard to come by if you don’t know whom to ask. To get to the bottom of some of the most common questions and misconceptions that surround wine and winemaking, I talked with a winery owner owner and his winemaker.

Losing Weight 100 Calories at a Time

You want to lose weight, but just going on a diet does not solve the problem long-term. You made some changes here and there, but nothing seems to work out in the end. My advice is that instead of trying yet another diet program that makes sense to somebody else, you should start with where you are at this moment in your life. Ask yourself how you can lose weight effectively, supported by your lifestyle, and keep it off for good.

Processing Messages About Processed Food

The American Society of Nutrition (ASN) recently issued a controversial position paper on processed foods. It examined the food sources of key nutrients in the prevailing American diet. The authors noted that a significant percentage of many important nutrients, including fiber, folate, calcium, and potassium, were obtained from processed foods. The basic take-away message, if there was one, was that processed foods are not all bad.