• Decoding Tricky Pet-Food Product Names

    Manufacturers often embellish the names of pet food products in ways that emphasize particular ingredients, as most consumers make purchases based on what they know their pets already enjoy. But have you ever wondered just how much chicken is really in that can of “Chicken Formula Cat Food”?

    By Margaret VanEchaute
  • The Right Diet for Your Pet

    We know you’re dedicated to leading a healthy lifestyle, especially when it comes to watching what you eat. You count calories, read labels, and research ingredients; you’ve already cut fast food, trans fats, and excess sugar from your own diet, only consuming what you know to be healthy, natural, and good for your body.

    Good nutrition leads to healthy, happy pets.
    By Margaret VanEchaute
  • Food Sourcing

    Aside from the few individuals who enthusiastically praise and adhere to the locally produced food movement, most consumers don’t think about where their food comes from.

    Do you know where your food has been?
    By Brooke Holmgren
  • Superfoods: An Internal Sun Defense System

    Foods rich in antioxidants have the ability to prevent and heal cellular damage caused from ultraviolet rays. Here are a few of the major players in the game:

    Foods rich in antioxidants have the ability to prevent and heal cellular damage caused from ultraviolet rays.
    By Cara Lucas
  • Savour the Flavor: Summer Barbecues

    Summer is prime time for barbecues, yet while great fun, many barbecues are laden with health-damaging foods. That being said, great summer food doesn’t have to compromise your health. Why not try a few easy recipes that will keep your family both well and satisfied?

    Curt Hamilton, CNN
  • Party Time

    Ack, the holidays: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, even the Super Bowl... The months-long celebration is often met with dread. What a shift from childhood days when the Christmas countdown began in, well, June and couldn’t arrive soon enough.

    Top chefs give their best tips for how to entertain friends and family the healthy, natural way.
    By Amanda M. Faison
  • On-the-Go Goodness

    If you grew up thinking that nibbling between meals was taboo, chew on this idea: “Snacking helps keep your metabolism fueled, your energy up, and your blood sugar stable,” says Keri Glassman, RD, author of The Snack Factor Diet (Crown, 2007). “Snacks also help you control cravings throughout the day and can improve your mood.”

    Healthy ways to satisfy snack attacks
    By Laurie Budgar
  • Elimination Round

    For more years than she cares to remember, La Vaughn Kemnow, 73, of Chiloquin, Oregon, was plagued by unrelenting stomach ailments—heartburn, bloating, sharp pain—along with extreme mental and physical fatigue. Whatever virus or bug happened to be floating around, Kemnow would catch.

    Identify food intolerances with this easy diet.
    By Matthew Kadey, RD
  • The Blood Type Diet

    Fad diets come and go as assuredly as the seasons. But when a nutritional approach persists for more than several years, chances are it has dietary merit—or, at the very least, warrants a little investigating.

    Designed just for you
    By Khyber Oser
  • Meet the Fakers

    Summer grilling season may be in full swing, but before you throw another burger or dog on the grill, now read this: According to the American Institute for Cancer Research’s Guidelines for Cancer Prevention, once you tip over the recommended max of 18 ounces of lean red meat per week, each additional 1.5 ounces increases your cancer risk by 15 percent.

    By Bryce Edmonds