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September 20, 2011 - 11:11am

Breakfast is hands-down my favorite meal of the day. Mostly I keep it simple—toast and peanut butter, fruit and yogurt. But when I have more time or when I go out to eat, I’m faced with an important choice: pancakes or eggs?

As a dietitian and associate nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine I know that when you’re cooking at home, both pancakes or eggs can be a healthy choice (more on that below). So let’s look at the health pros and cons of pancakes and eggs and I’ll give you my verdict in the pancakes vs. eggs smack-down.

More Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Try:
Breakfasts That Fight Fat

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September 14, 2011 - 11:36am

I like to keep a stockpile of my favorite foods in my pantry so that when the mood strikes, I have what I’m craving. But it turns out that may not be a good idea for certain foods, because they actually lose their health punch over time, according to a report by Amy Paturel in EatingWell Magazine.   

4 Bad Cooking Habits You Should Break
13 Biggest Food and Health Myths Busted

Keep track of how long you store these 4 items. Here's why: certain nutrients are unstable when exposed to oxygen (from the air), heat (from...

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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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