Diet Strategy That Counts Time

Stop counting calories. It’s the clock that counts. That’s the concept behind time-restricted feeding, or TRF, a strategy increasingly being studied by researchers as a tool for weight-loss, diabetes prevention and even longevity. In TRF, you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want—just not whenever you want. Daily food intake shouldRead More

Fresh or frozen?

Winter can be a tougher time to be a healthy eater. With the onset of global farming, we’re no longer “seasonal eaters,” eating what’s naturally available at different times of the year. Fresh foods are now shipped worldwide all year round. But what about taste, nutrient content and cost? Is fresh always best? Let’s take aRead More

Are Fitness Trackers Worth It

Today’s fitness trackers are a far cry from the earliest pioneers of the wearable tech world. These gadgets can still count your steps and your stairs, but now they can check your temperature, measure your heart rate, and even monitor your perspiration. For the step-seeking desk jockey, fitness trackers can help raise awareness about stretchesRead More

Counting Calories Really Isn’t Necessary

As a registered dietitian, the thought of anyone counting calories, aka the energy you get from what you eat and drink, causes me to sigh audibly. Counting calories is a time-consuming, soul-sucking practice that’s actually a lesson in futility, as far as I’m concerned. Yet people continue to do it. They pull out their calorie-tracking apps andRead More

Calcium and vitamin D supplements

One of the most contentious questions in nutrition science over the past decade has been whether older adults should be taking supplemental vitamin D and calcium. As the world’s population ages and broken bones and fractures become even more of a public health concern, with huge social and economic consequences, researchers have been trying to make sense of conflicting studies onRead More

Vitamin Supplement Can Help

Vitamin D is considered an essential part of healthy living. From reducing the risk of asthma attacks, treating sunburns and even lessening the symptoms of depression, vitamin D is frequently supported by medical experts for its many benefits. Based on the findings of a new study, there’s one more reason you may want to check in with your healthcare provider about your vitamin D levels.

Is It OK to Substitute Non-Dairy Milks

Non-dairy milks, such as soy, coconut and almond milks, seem to be non-dairy trendsetters, but are they right for your children? Allergies or dietary choices, such as paleo or veganism, may lead a family to choose a dairy-free alternative. Before the message gets cluttered in a debate, I’ll say this: Both cow’s milk and plant-based milks fitRead More

Why Sleep Deprivation Is Toxic

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep. It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, but,Read More