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Content tagged with “Rachel Johnson, Ph.D, M.P.H., R.D.”

How to Eat Lower on the Glycemic Index
All the carbohydrate foods we eat cause a release of glucose into the bloodstream—and a corresponding rise in insulin—...
Soda and Health: Is Soda Bad for My Blood Pressure?
You know that drinking too many sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), such as teas and flavored drinks, is...
Kitchen Cures
All my life I’ve been prone to motion sickness—not a good thing when your husband has a passion for sailing. My...
The New Vitamin D Debate
How much vitamin D should you get? That question has been a source of controversy ever since 1997 when the Institute of...
Eating in the Safe Zone
We’ve all had those awkward moments when we aren’t sure whether to offend the cook or risk spending several days sick...
5 Simple Ways to Stay Slim
We all know and secretly resent them. They’re fit and thin and slip effortlessly into clothes in the tiniest sizes....
Beat Winter Weight Gain
’Tis the season of eggnog and hot chocolate, mulled cider and sparkling wine. ’Tis also the season when Americans put...
Ten Pounds in 10 Days?
“Lose 10 pounds in 10 days!” As a nutrition professor, I know better than to believe the ultra-fast weight-loss claims...
The Whole-Grain Truth
The other morning, my husband joined me at the kitchen table and poured himself a bowl of cereal. He added milk, took a...
Men and Women: Differences in How Men Eat and How Women Eat
Restaurants are made for people-watching—where anyone with an interest in contemporary eating trends can keep an eye on...
Good Fats, Bad Fats
When it comes to breaking science, I try to keep an open mind. But when I read statements like “It’s become clear that...
Eat for Your Eyes
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Metabolic Myths
Over a cup of tea recently, a 40-something friend confided that she’d had a glimpse of the future and she didn’t like...
Ivory-Tower Eating: How to Avoid the Freshman 15
* Say "no" to seconds. * Avoid late-night snacking. * Don't drink your calories. * Get some exercise...
The Honesty Conundrum: What do people really eat?
One reality of life as a university dean is a never-ending schedule of receptions with generous amounts of tempting...
Is Your Health Food Really Healthy?
My friend’s husband, Henry, recently bought a huge box of Yogos, confident that these “yogurty-covered, fruit-flavored...
Downsizing America
On the kitchen table in front of me sit three plates: one holds 23 thin chocolate wafers, another 9 nacho chips and the...
Eat to Beat the Odds of Breast Cancer
I need two hands to count the number of my friends and colleagues who learned in the past year or so they have breast...
Thriving with Cancer
Lillie Shockney, R.N., 53 Administrative Director, Breast Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD “At the time of my...
Feed a Cold
Before she became a full-time mom, my mother was a registered nurse. It was a career she had been proud of and whenever...
Immune-Boosting Superfoods
Never one to miss a celebration, I always look forward to holiday gatherings. But crowded parties are a prime place to...
Inflammatory Foods
As a nutrition professor, I thought I was up to speed on which healthy habits can help you prevent heart disease—until...
Good Things Come in [Omega] Threes
As someone with a family history of heart problems, I struggle with far-from-perfect cholesterol numbers. I’m ever...
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