Food & Nutrition

Latest trends and guidance on food, nutrition, and recipes for general healthy living and chronic illnesses.

Recipe/Cooking

Healthy Holiday Baking Swaps

Butter, sugar, and heavy cream — oh my! The holidays are a time for indulgence, but that doesn't mean you have to leave every meal feeling completely guilty. If you have dietary restrictions, these swaps will still leave you fulfilled, without all the guilt.

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Bags of chips.
Prevention

4 Simple Steps That Could Save Your Life

Heart disease steals millions of lives each year. Yours doesn’t have to be one of them.

Grilled chicken on a cutting board.
Nutrition

Hey, Chicken Lovers: It May Be Time to Cut Back

New research suggests that white meat may not be much healthier than beef after all.

Many cups of coffee.
Lifestyle

25 Cups of Coffee a Day Is (Kind of) OK

... For your arteries, that is. We dig into new research to see what it means for the rest of your body.

Healthy raspberry, oatmeal parfait.
Prevention

Simple Swaps to Healthy Up Your Diet

How to kick processed foods out of your life—and save your heart too.

Good nutrition, healthy salad diet.
Risk Factors

A Simple Way to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Improving your diet may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to protect yourself against cancer.

Clean eating concept, healthy salad.
Risk Factors

When Does 'Clean Eating' Become a Disorder?

It is possible to overdo healthy eating. A new study pinpoints risk factors for the eating disorder orthorexia.

Burger King’s new meatless 'Impossible Whopper'
Nutrition

Plant-Based Burgers Are All the Rage: But Are They Really Better for You?

Popular beefless burgers like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger can be found across the country. Here’s how they compare with real meat when it comes to your health.

Homemade chicken vesuvio.
Recipe/Cooking

Recipes for Your Best Chronic Dinner Party With MS

Hosting – and cooking – a dinner party can be nerve-racking. Now add the complications of MS, and it’s even tougher. But you can do it, and here’s how.

Coffee, iced and hot drinks.
Risk Factors

The Science Behind Your Love for Coffee and Beer

It’s not as obvious as you may think — in fact, it’s in your genes.

Ground beef in grocery store.
Prevention

Recall Alert: 80+ Tons of Ground Beef May Be Contaminated with E. Coli

Check your freezers — this is one nasty cause of food poisoning.

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