Eating Well is the Best Revenge

Noted nutrition expert and author Larrian Gillespie, MD, shares her insight about food, cooking and weight management. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Total Nutrition Cooking is in release across the country and, with it, the widely quoted author is continuing her public dialogue about what and how … [Read more...]

How to Make a Healthy Smoothie

What better way to keep fruits and veggies from going to waste than turning them into a healthy and delicious smoothie. Smoothies are quick and easy to make on your own, and have the added benefit of you knowing exactly what's going into your smoothie. The number of healthy ingredients available … [Read more...]

Which Foods Can Help with Weight Loss?

Certain foods can help you shed body weight because they help you feel full longer and help curb cravings. To help get you off to a good start, celebrity trainer David Kirsch put together a convenient shopping list for Women's Health readers of foods that promote weight loss. … [Read more...]

Health Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is one of hundreds of algae species and is commonly known as blue green algae. It’s a rich source of nutrients, containing up to 70% protein, B-complex vitamins, phycocyanin, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and numerous minerals. In fact, spirulina contains more beta-carotene than … [Read more...]

Shiitake Happens

Friends of mine held an impromptu backyard BBQ last weekend, so I thought I would stop by while I was out running errands.  There’s something about BBQs that I can’t resist.  Knowing that she’s vegan, naturally I expected the usual fanfare of veggie platters, and of course, veggie burgers. Not this … [Read more...]

Calorie-Restricted Diet can Stop Brains from Aging

According to Italian scientists, eating less may help keep your mind young. Scientists have discovered the molecular process by which a strict diet may save the brain from the aging process. The research, published in the US journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is based on … [Read more...]

Does the New ‘MyPlate’ Serve Us Well?

Recently, I have decided to use up the last of the dairy and animal products in my refrigerator and pantry in order to make the switch to a vegan diet. A vegan diet is, essentially, an entirely plant-based diet. While I do have strong political commitments to non-human animal welfare and deep … [Read more...]