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May 20, 2011 - 11:01am

Menopause. That not-so-eagerly anticipated, but inevitable time in a woman’s life when our estrogen and progesterone hormones take a downward dive and those hot flashes sneak up on us. I look forward to entering this phase of my life. My friends and clients have been talking about menopause for years now and they're finding plenty to like about it. What's not to love about not having periods anymore?

Don’t Miss: Can This Chocolate Cake Help With Hot Flashes?

Understanding what's really going on in our bodies can help us find natural solutions to the health challenges this phase of life brings us. Because estrogen levels decrease, our risk for heart disease and...

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April 20, 2011 - 3:43pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

Right in time for the candy-pedaling Easter Bunny, Gary Taube wrote a doomsday read full post »

April 18, 2011 - 11:16am

Last week I was watching Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution,” the British chef’s reality TV show, which is filming in Los Angeles this season. On the show, which aired April 12, Oliver demonized the chocolate milk L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) serves their students, calling it “the equivalent of a candy bar.” Oliver filled a school bus with sand to represent the amount of sugar in flavored milk that he claimed is consumed by LAUSD students every week. 

PHOTO CREDIT: David Loftus

As a child nutrition expert, I am the first person to step up and applaud anyone trying to make a dent in our national childhood obesity crisis. After all, we may be looking at the first generation of American children who won’t live as long as their parents because of obesity-related...

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April 1, 2011 - 11:40am

When you consider how many fake-colored foods abound, especially “kid-friendly” ones, I guess it’s not so surprising that Americans are now eating five times as much food dye as we did in 1955. (Think beyond candy to rainbow-colored breakfast cereals, electric-blue yogurts and fluorescent drinks.)

But the hot, newsy topic this week is the FDA Food Advisory Committee’s decision to re-evaluate food dyes like Red 40 and Yellow 5 and whether they’re linked to hyperactivity and other behavioral changes in children.

Must-Read: The Hidden Health Risks of Food Dyes: What the Science Says

Yesterday the Committee announced its findings: there isn’t enough...

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March 11, 2011 - 3:13pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about coconut oil recently. I had seen it in raw chocolate truffles and heard of people using it in baking. But when Melissa Clark recently dedicated her read full post »

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