Eat + Run

January 2013


National Tea Month: The Benefits of Tea

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Comfort food delivers just what it describes: a taste that pacifies the mind and body. This week, when I asked my patients what 'comfort food' means to them, I heard responses like brownies, ice cream, meatloaf, and mashed potatoes. For me … it's tea.

Don't get me wrong—I'm not one for passing up a ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
food and drink
bone joint health
antioxidants
common cold
caffeine
women's health
men's health

When Science Met The Biggest Loser

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It's NBC's Monday night television juggernaut and the guilty pleasure of over 7 million viewers. Now in its 14th season, The Biggest Loser is a an industry unto itself, with a 2009 estimate by the New York Times pegging its worth at $100 million in annual revenue.

Viewers tuning in week after week ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
weight loss
bullying
obesity
children's health
family
family health
diabetes

Stomach Flu Survival Guide: Family Edition

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It's high season for the so-called "stomach flu"—a viral form of gastroenteritis that causes vomiting as well as diarrhea.

Of note, the stomach flu is a misnomer: it's not actually caused by an influenza virus at all, but rather from an assorted variety of other viruses. Gastroenteritis caused by a ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
influenza
parenting
children's health
family health
family

Need Fitness Motivation? There's an Avatar for That

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According to findings published in the Journal of Marketing Research, people tend to have a "now or whenever" mentality when it comes to results. We'd like our rewards now, thank you—but if we have to wait, it doesn't matter so much when they arrive.

It's why we're willing to pay considerably more ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
weight loss
psychology
women's health
men's health

Food Trends: What's In Store for 2013

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"Trending" on social media channels has introduced us to hot topics in the world of celebs, fashion, fitness, tragedies, celebrations, and, of course, politics. But there's no trend that captures my attention more than food trends, predicting what will be on our plates, in our refrigerators, and in ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
organic food
family health
children's health
food and drink

A Common-Sense Approach to Cleaner Eating

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When I talk to clients considering juice cleanses, I commonly hear that they're seeking weight loss, better health, and improved energy levels. I believe these goals are best achieved through a consistent approach to "cleaner eating" rather than scattered episodes of abstinence in an otherwise ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
diets
food and drink
organic food
cancer
colon cancer
environment
antibiotics