food

It seems like there’s a new E. coli outbreak every week. We never worried because we’re careful about washing our produce, but our son-in-law got pretty sick with it after eating a fast-food hamburger. How dangerous is E. coli? Where does it come from? Is there any way to avoid it?

By Ask the Doctors • September 28, 2022

Make sure you're getting your nutrition facts from a valid source

By Chayil Champion • August 26, 2022

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