Catherine Guthrie

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Sugar Shock

The average American now consumes some 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. And our sweet tooth isn’t just making us fat – it’s triggering all kinds of inflammation, fueling chronic diseases and even increasing our risks of cancer.

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Tangled Up in Food

Our relationship with food is complicated — and often a little confounding. Here are five problem-eating patterns that may be standing in the way of your health and happiness — and how to unsnarl them for good.

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Gluten: The Whole Story

Gluten troubles were once thought to be a problem primarily for those with celiac disease. But recent research indicates that gluten-related disorders extend to a far broader population, and affect far more than the digestive system.

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Fix-It Foods

Whether flushing toxins, preventing inflammation or boosting your immune system, certain foods prove particularly effective in repairing the body. Here’s a primer on some of the best edible healers around.

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The Simple Way to Slim

Subsisting on low-calorie foods and skipping meals is no way to lose weight – and no way to live. Instead, we should rid our diets of toxins and inflammatory irritants. As a byproduct of cleaning up our bodies, we’ll shed extra pounds.

- Food Culture -

A Study in Confusion

For years, sophisticated consumers have relied on the latest clinical trials to guide their health choices, but exactly how reliable are these studies? If you’re depending solely on scientific evidence for your health solutions, your assumptions about what’s right might well be wrong.