Setting Healthy Goals

Once again we are at the start of a new year; a time when many of us make New Year’s resolutions and “start anew” in our lives. As we make these resolutions, or goals to better our lives in the upcoming year, we need to ensure that we will be successful. CDC Employees Exercising […]

Saturated Fat – No Biological Shutoff

The October issue of Scientific American presents the article, “Lard Lesson: Why Fat Lubricates Your Appetite.” In the article it looks at the possible connection between saturated fat in the diet and obesity.

The article banner states, “Saturated fats dull the brain’s response to key appetite hormones, an effect useful in our evolutionary past during […]

FDA Examines “Smart Choices”

Smart Choice Logo

You may have seen the green check marked “Smart Choices” front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition label. This label on the front of sugary breakfast cereal and other processed food may lead consumers to think that the food is a healthier choice over another brand or product.

According to the Food and Drug Administration […]

Red Wine

Over the 4th of July weekend, someone mentioned that drinking red wine is health for you. The discussion revolved around resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine. In my Wellness course, I lecture that according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, drinking in moderation is defined as having no more than 1 drink per day […]

Healthy Snacks – Nuts

In my classes, I recommend to students ways to incorporate healthy snacks in to their day. Of course, these snacks replace the less healthy snacks and are not additional snacks. Once such snack that’s easy to carry is walnuts, almonds, or other nuts; as long as you do not have nut allergies. Nuts are touted […]

“The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite”

You may have heard or seen the recent publicity over former FDA Commissioner, Dr. David Kessler’s book, “The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite.” As I like to make the most of my exercise time, I listened to his podcast interview with Diane Rehm (American University Radio).

This morning […]