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obesity

No more Diets: The Secret to Permanent Weight Control
4 months ago

No more Diets: The Secret to Permanent Weight Control

Many people believe that to lose weight they must go on a low-calorie diet. That often means starving oneself until the diet is no longer tolerable. Other people believe that …
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Taste Bud Rehab
4 months ago

Taste Bud Rehab

A study published online in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood indicates that obese children and adolescents, as compared to their lean counterparts, have less sensitive taste buds.  The …
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Obesity as Disease
6 months ago

Obesity as Disease

There is a certain irony in the nearly immediate juxtaposition of the rare introduction of a new FDA-approved drug for weight loss (Belviq) to the marketplace, and the recognition of …
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Raising Children On A Plant-based Diet
1 year ago

Raising Children On A Plant-based Diet

I am often asked about raising children who consume a strict plant-based diet. Here are some common questions, followed by my answers.

Q. Do children who are raised on a …
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Naked Food Spotlight: Legumes
3 years ago

Naked Food Spotlight: Legumes

Legumes are abundant in soluble fiber, a property that lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels. With a low glycemic index, beans contain a remarkable blend of complex carbohydrates and protein. About …
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Addictive By Design: Junk Food
4 years ago

Addictive By Design: Junk Food

I almost joined Michael Moss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist whose work on addictive junk food recently graced the cover of the paper’s magazine, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe
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Naked Interview: ‘ESCAPE FIRE’ – Finding a way out in our disease-care system
5 years ago

Naked Interview: ‘ESCAPE FIRE’ – Finding a way out in our disease-care system

In 2009, when Congress began debating national health-care reform, filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke began to work on a health-care documentary. Three years later – with the Affordable Care …
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