healthy living tips

I’m a 33-year-old woman in good health. The problem is that I got into some bad habits during the pandemic and gained weight. I’m back on track with diet, and now I am adding exercise. I remember reading that the time of day that women exercise makes a difference. Is that true?

By Ask the Doctors • November 23, 2022

What does it mean when something is a “complete protein”? A friend said that when I count beans or grains as a protein, it’s not the same nutritional value as meat or cheese. Are there really different kinds of protein? Is he right that it matters which kind of protein you eat?

By Ask the Doctors • November 9, 2022

At my last checkup, it turned out my body fat percentage has gone up quite a bit. I was surprised because I haven’t gained weight. I’m a 66-year-old woman, I walk at least a mile every day and I play tennis. My doctor says I should start lifting weights, too. Can’t I just do longer walks?

By Ask the Doctors • November 7, 2022

I heard on the news about a study that says you won’t get as hungry if you eat all of your meals earlier in the day. Does that have to do with the way the body clock works? It seems like circadian rhythms affect everything we do. Can you talk about that, and about this study?

By Ask the Doctors • November 4, 2022

Can you please talk about what makes something count as “junk food”? My diet has been less than stellar during the pandemic, and not only did I gain weight, but I just got the news that I have prediabetes. Specifics about how those kinds of food are bad for your health would help a lot.

By Ask the Doctors • October 21, 2022

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

By Chayil Champion • August 26, 2022

One of the things that makes polyphenols useful to humans is their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

By Ask the Doctors • August 15, 2022

People who ate microwave popcorn everyday had levels of PFAS that were up to 63% higher than average

By Ask the Doctors • August 5, 2022

A number of observational studies have linked the regular consumption of artificially sweetened beverages, including diet soda, to adverse health effects

By Ask the Doctors • July 27, 2022

New information has been uncovered for coffee lovers

By Ask the Doctors • June 29, 2022