One of the most common complaints I hear in my primary care practice is about the struggle with trying to lose weight. We live in a culture so food-oriented, it's difficult to convince people to adopt the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve and maintain a normal weight. Unlike other addictions, where you can say “I’ll never take another drink, or take another puff on a cigarette,” one can never say “I’ll never eat another bite.” This is the great dilemma with controlled eating. However, it's possible to lose weight without depriving yourself.

Research has found broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables, lead to a lower risk of breast cancer.

In honor of National Mediterranean Diet Month in May, dine on delicious, fresh foods inspired by this heart-healthy diet.

From specialty butcher shops to grocery stores, unusual meats are beginning to take up more refrigerator space. For many people, it’s a matter of experimenting with something new. But adding some exotic meats to your diet can also benefit your health.

We are approaching what are probably the most common “cheat” eating days—the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. By planning ahead and following a few simple tips, you can resist overindulging during the holidays, and beyond.

Yoga students and instructors say people are dropping their preconceived notions about yoga being a mostly spiritual or even religious experience, and waking up the fact it can be a great way to build strength and release stress, all while working up a sweat.

It’s autumn, and the markets are filled with a harvest of carrots, parsnips beets and turnips, loaded with fiber and vitamin C. But how do you eat these rich root vegetables? Chef Jeffory McLean, of the New York Wine and Culinary Institute, offers some tips on buying and preparing seasonal root vegetables, just in time for comfort food.

It’s what’s inside that counts. Some kids go the whole day without eating lunch at school. And then there are students who eat junk food, and find their health—and schoolwork—stuffers. Check out nine fun and simple ways to zing up their lunches, and keep them full.