By Catherine Guthrie

- Nutrition -

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.

- Nutrition -

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.

- Nutrition -

Living Strong With Cancer

When an otherwise healthy, fit person who has “done everything right” receives a cancer diagnosis, it can feel unfair on many levels. Still, experts say, don’t ditch your healthy habits now — they may be some of your strongest allies in recovery.

- Nutrition -

Sugar Breakdown

The effects of sugar on the body go beyond cavities. High blood-sugar levels have many negative health impacts, including many inflammation-based diseases. Here's how to cut back and balance your blood-sugar levels.

- Clean Eating -

Weighing Heavy Metals

Mercury in fish and dental fillings. Lead in old paint. Cadmium and arsenic in industrial wastes. There's a lot of talk about heavy-metal toxins these days. But how worried should you be, really? And what can you do to protect yourself?

- Sleep -

Getting to Sleep

It's the first thing to go when we're stressed. It's the last thing we get when we're busy. But not sleeping enough can lead our bodies into big trouble. Want to be fit and healthy? Find out why your shuteye should be a top priority.