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Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.

Eat to Beat the Winter Blues
Those winter blues setting in? Try eating like a Spaniard, an Italian or a Greek. In a study of more than 11,000 people...
Will Eating Foods with Probiotics Help Boost Your Immune System?
Here’s an instance where you can feel good about bugs in your food: probiotics—the live microorganisms found in...
Is Juicing a Healthy Way to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables?
Drinking 100% fruit or vegetable juice can help boost your produce intake—a good thing when you consider that most...
What Is the Paleo Diet?
Our diet and lifestyle have evolved more quickly than our physiology, leading to health and weight problems, say...
Does Selenium in Seafood and Fish Protect Against Mercury Toxicity?
A common concern when choosing seafood is mercury. And for good reason: mercury binds up selenium, an essential mineral...
What You Can Do to Raise Your "Good" HDL Cholesterol
It’s important to know your level of HDL cholesterol. All adults should have this checked every five years along with...
Should You Go Gluten-Free Even If You Don’t Have Celiac Disease?
Should you go gluten-free? Not without checking in with your doctor first. It’s important to test for celiac disease....
Should I Take a Calcium Supplement?
Many women are advised to take a calcium supplement for healthy bones—especially after menopause (when decreasing...
What are the Health Effects of Having a Second Alcoholic Drink?
There is new research—presented at the American Heart Association’s meeting last fall—that suggests older women might...
Can a Detox Diet Safely Help You Lose Weight?
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but no. A detox diet, whether it’s all-liquid or based on supplements or...
Should You Eat Breakfast, Even When You're Not Hungry?
Eating a morning meal is a healthy habit. Research shows that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and dieters...
Should You Be Worried About Antibiotics When You Eat Meat?
If you heard that the FDA called the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in meat animals a serious threat to public...
Healthy Nuts for Cooking and Snacking
Nuts add flavor and crunch to any meal and they’re chock-full of vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy fats. Need more...
Does Eating Red Meat Increase a Woman’s Risk of Breast Cancer?
Does eating red meat increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer? —L. Zaner, Chicago, IL A few studies do suggest that too...
What To Look for on Food Labels
When you reach for a food that fits in your hand—be it a beverage, a bag of chips or a can of soup—it’s natural to...
Is Saturated Fat Truly Bad For Your Heart?
For years research has suggested that keeping a cap on saturated fats helps reduce risk of heart disease primarily by...
What Is Your “Water Footprint”?
Fresh water is a dwindling resource—and agriculture uses 70 percent of the world’s supply. Be conscious of your foods...
Is Sugar Bad for Your Heart?
Let’s face it: Americans eat too much sugar. We consume 355 calories—or 22 teaspoons—of added sugars a day, says a...
Walnuts Ward Off Cancer?
Walnuts are often called a “superfood”—studies link them with glucose control, strong bones and heart health. Now new...
Secrets to Staying Slim Past 40
If you’ve celebrated your fortieth birthday, you probably suspect that your metabolism isn’t quite what it used to be....
How the Elite Eat
Four Olympic athletes talk about nutrition, calories and exercise tips to live by. Erik Vendt At 27, swimmer Erik Vendt...
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