food

Hydration is important to physical and mental health. But water isn’t the only way to hydrate. Learn about the foods that help you stay hydrated.

By uclahealth • June 17, 2022

Millions of Americans struggle with severe eating disorders. Learn what patients can do to overcome damaging eating habits.

By Chayil Champion • February 23, 2022

70% of the immune system is located in the gut, where diverse bacteria is best

By Sandy Cohen • March 19, 2021

Dear Doctors: Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body? In our previous column, we addressed the first half of a two-part question about inflammation – what is it, and can it be affected [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 5, 2018

Dear Doctors: It seems as though we’re hearing more and more about inflammation and how it causes disease. What is inflammation and how does it work? And is it really possible that what you eat makes a difference? [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 3, 2018

Dear Doctor: I love ham sandwiches – and have one almost every day. I also have asthma, and just read that processed meats can increase the risk of asthma. How can this be? Meats have been cured – that is preserved [...]

By Ask the Doctors • July 30, 2018

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 providing nutrients [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • July 18, 2018

Dear Doctor: Some studies suggest that long-term calorie restriction can shorten lifespan; others say it won’t. Which should we believe? This is a perplexing question.  We need energy to live, and the food we eat provides that energy.  Obviously, gluttony can [...]

By Ask the Doctors • July 18, 2018

With 2018 now well under way, many of us will be checking ourselves on that New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds. So why are some of us – try as we might – not seeing the numbers on the scale go [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • January 24, 2018

Both cancer and cancer treatments can have unexpected side effects for patients. One of the surprising ones, for some patients, is that the taste of certain foods may begin to change. Altered taste is a "very common nutritional change” for those [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • October 9, 2017