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Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it's not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they're used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • July 18, 2018
Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it's no wonder they've become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • April 24, 2018
Many of us know swapping out protein sources like red meat for fish can be beneficial to our health. But when choosing between farm-raised and wild-caught fish, some may wonder: Are all fish created equal? To find out more about how [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • March 29, 2018
Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. But aside from the typical New Year's plans – like signing up for a gym membership or actually starting on that new diet – what should each of us be doing to put our [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • November 21, 2017
With candy practically falling from the sky on Halloween, many kids will overindulge on sugary sweets during all the festivities. While that can be part of the fun of the holiday, there are plenty of ways to enjoy candy without overdoing [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • October 31, 2017
While some of us are wondering whether those frozen veggies sitting in the back of our freezer are still good, conservators in Antarctica recently uncovered a 106-year-old, [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • September 7, 2017
The Fourth of July is the perfect time to heat up the grill and gather with friends and family. With all that food and drink, however, the holiday can turn into a nutritional pitfall. Two dietitians at UCLA Health – Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes – share [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • June 30, 2017
We've all been there: you pick up a food item at the grocery store that has the word 'healthy' on it – but you're not quite sure what that means. Is it good for you? Is it nutritious? It is worth paying extra for? Nutrition experts have been [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • May 4, 2017
The lead-up to summer is a popular time to diet. Whether you’re preparing for swimsuit season or have pledged to get in shape, springtime can renew focus on nutrition. Before you go full-speed-ahead on that new diet your friend swears by, make sure you're doing it in a [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • April 14, 2017
    This time of year, your average ate-too-many-holiday-cookies Joes and Janes aren’t the only ones making resolutions to improve their health. Health professionals make resolutions for the new year, too. We asked UCLA Health doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other experts about their goals for [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • December 29, 2016