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Farm to Hospital: How the Way We Farm Makes Us Sick

Written by: Ron Weiss, MD Given the recent turn of events, it is unclear whether the Affordable Care Act really has been given a reprieve, or whether millions still risk…

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How to Recognize Sugar in New Nutrition Labels

In May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an update to the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods and introduced a new section on the label for added…

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6 Foods You Don’t Have to Refrigerate

Many fruits and vegetables are perishable and require refrigeration to guard against bacterial and foodborne illnesses such as E. coli or listeria, but not all produce needs to be chilled…

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The Scoop on Finding Healthy Ice Cream

Ah, ice cream — it’s the creamy and satisfying frozen treat that’s always a crowd favorite. But pint-by-pint, it’s easy to go overboard, especially in July, which happens to be…

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The Slow Medicine Kitchen: Nourish Your Body, Heart, Mind and Soul

When most of us think about “nutrition,” we zero in on specific foods, doing our best to follow the litany of dietary guidelines that inevitably change every few years. Not…

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Breaking Down the Natural Food Label Is More Complicated Than You Think

According to Miriam-Webster, the word “natural” means: Existing in nature and not made or caused by people : coming from nature Not having any extra substances or chemicals added :…

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Keeping Your Eye on the Big Picture of Nutrition

We talk a lot about eating on the show. In the more than 1,000 shows we’ve put together, I’ve covered everything from diets to nutrients to health fads and more….

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Powering Up Your Summer Plate

Summer brings with it the main growing and harvesting season of the year, which means that farmers’ markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables of amazing diversity. I like to…

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Staying Healthy During Barbecue Season

I fired up the grill with my family yesterday, and I have to say that few things taste better than food hot off the grill. Unfortunately, grilling can also be…

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How to Get Genuine Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (Plus the 5 Olive Oils That Passed the NCL Test)

After more than 20 years as a consumer reporter, I’m always delighted when I get to cover a topic that’s actually new to me. So when the National Consumers League…

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