I’ve read the news that the obesity rate among preschoolers has dropped, but that some are skeptical. What’s the issue?
Some of my friends are huge fans of chia seeds. Do they really offer so many health benefits, or is it just hype?
Why is there a waxy substance on some of the fruits and vegetables I buy at the grocery store? Is it safe?
I’m not sure what to make of the fact that so many people are now calling obesity a “disease.” What’s the point? Isn’t it a cop-out?
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I am wondering about the so-called health benefits of chocolate and wine. I hear a lot about that this time of year, but I’m skeptical. Is there any truth to the hype?
I helped during a recent food drive, and I saw some of the donated items were past their expiration date. Is that OK? Are they safe?
None of my kids drink a lot of water. Should I encourage them to drink more?
Is peanut butter as good for you as peanuts are? And are peanuts as healthful as other nuts?
I have been seeing more and more “healthy” recipes that call for cranberries or dried cranberries. Is this just a new fad, or are cranberries really good for you?
I recently saw something about the government increasing its efforts to combat Salmonella in poultry. But isn’t Salmonella also a potential problem in fresh produce? Why not include fruits and vegetables, too?
My sister seems to think she can eat as much as she wants over the holidays and not gain weight as long as she exercises more. I’m skeptical. Who’s right?
I’ve lost 30 pounds this year. During the holidays, I want to make sure I “maintain, not gain.” Any hints?
I think the best part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers, but last year our leftover turkey didn’t last very long, and we had to throw a lot of it away. What’s the best way to make leftovers last?
I’ve always thought that maintaining a healthy weight is a personal responsibility, but I hear some people talk about what the public should do about the issue. How can that make a difference?
I know you’re not supposed to eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice with some types of medication. Which ones do I need to be concerned about?