Stories tagged: diet
Thu., June 15, 2017
Keep children engaged during summer break
Experts emphasize two essential goals for students throughout the summer – engaging the mind and being physically active.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Everything is Copy: A sugar addict faces her demon
Junior Mints, with their whiff of medicinal virtue, may be the perfect candy. Unless we consider Peanut M&Ms, offering protein and the smugness of legume consumption. Or perhaps Kit-Kats and …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia
Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 7 p.m.
Despite the anti-carb diet fads, whole grains are still good for you
It hasn’t been a great decade for fans of grain consumption – not even whole grains. Popular diet books like “The Paleo Diet,” “The Wheat Belly Diet” and many others …
Mon., March 20, 2017
Ten nutrition mistakes even really healthy people make
A top 10 list of common but easy-to-repair nutrition mistakes.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 7 a.m.
Diet sweetener sucralose suppresses appetite
In what may be good news for dieters, a study has found that the artificial sweetener sucralose suppresses food intake. The study contradicts one published last year that found sucralose …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Neanderthal menu: Woolly rhino in Belgium, mushrooms in Spain
Eating like a caveman meant chowing down on woolly rhinos and sheep in Belgium, but munching on mushrooms, pine nuts and moss in Spain. It all depended on where they …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 11 a.m.
Dr. Zorba Paster: How to make food labels better
I like reading food labels. It’s not just because I’m a geek, a moniker I gladly accept, but because I want to eat right – more protein, less carbs, fewer …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweighs the risks of pesticides
When you shop for groceries, do you carry a copy of the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” list with you? It’s a list of the 12 vegetables and fruits with …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
Why the ‘gluten-free movement’ is less of a fad than we thought
There’s growing evidence that severe gluten sensitivities exist outside the realm of celiac disease. And researchers simply don’t know how many of the people following a gluten-free diet may actually …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, noon
House Call: Right fats hold keys to healthy living
The advice on fat has changed many times over the years as we have learned more about the different types of fat out there and their effects on the body.
Tue., July 26, 2016
House Call: Summer produce easy way to increase fiber in diet
One of the things that summertime means to me is an abundance of fresh produce. This has gotten me to thinking a lot about nutrition. It can be hard to …
Tue., June 7, 2016
Dr. Zorba Paster: Low fat? Low carb? The trick, as always, is moderation
If you like carbs, go for carbs – just limit them. If you like fat, go for fat – but limit it. And overall, you still have to limit what …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements
The House has approved legislation to give supermarkets, fast-food chains and other food establishments some relief from government calorie labeling rules.
Tue., Sept. 15, 2015
Six local residents share weight-loss success stories
More than a third of adults in the U.S. have a body mass index that puts them in the “obese” category. About two-thirds of adult Americans are either obese or …
Tue., June 23, 2015
Dr. Zorba Paster: Go Mediterranean, king of the diets
Have you been to one of your many area farmers markets yet? If not, you should definitely go. The cornucopia of nature just spreads out before you as you go …
Tue., June 2, 2015
Dr. Zorba Paster: Spinach shows its strength as superfood
Every TV show you watch that features health seems to tout one superfood after another. I used to think this was a junk term. I was never taught about superfoods …
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
Vegetarian, vegan diets aid weight loss, research shows
Evidence that vegetables are good for you abounds. And here’s more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than 7 …
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015
Where’s the beef? Could be scarce in new federal diet guidelines
WASHINGTON – For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told …
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
On Your Health’s Paster comes to Spokane
Public radio’s renowned family doctor, Zorba Paster, visits Spokane on Thursday to talk about living a longer, sweeter life while answering audience questions about their personal health conundrums. But the …
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Osteoporosis is more common and more dangerous than most think
Osteoporosis doesn’t just happen to old ladies. Rather, it’s a disease that can weaken anyone’s bones, regardless of age or sex, putting them at higher risk of fracture – which …
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Nutrition plays key role in eye disease prevention
Yes, carrots are good for your eyes. But so are king crab, cantaloupe and canola oil. While eating nutrient-rich food and maintaining a healthy weight won’t fix near- or farsightedness, …
Mon., July 28, 2014
Intermittent fasting should include lifetime dieting plan
It certainly sounded like a fad to me. A while ago I caught a program on public television about a medical doctor in Great Britain. Dr. Michael Mosley, like millions …
Tue., July 15, 2014
Study finds positive exercise experience matters
It’s a common rookie mistake, but plenty of diet-and-exercise veterans make it, too: With an act of will, you muster yourself to the gym or the track, and you gut …
Tue., March 25, 2014
Raw milk may not help those with lactose intolerance
A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption. The condition is common worldwide, and can …
Tue., March 11, 2014
House Call: Weight-loss medications offer hope
Last month we had good news about obesity rates in the United States – a significant decline among children 2 to 5 years old. Because children who are overweight or …
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014
Mediterranean diet found to lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
Even without weight loss, adhering to a diet rich in fresh produce, chicken, fish and olive oil is 40 percent more effective in heading off the development of Type 2 …
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
Father’s diet may determine baby’s genetic fate
Men may want to double down on a healthy diet and clean living in the months before procreation, according to a study that suggests a father’s vitamin B9 deficiency may …
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
WSU study shows organic milk boasts higher healthy fats
SEATTLE – There’s no doubt eating organic food can reduce your exposure to pesticides, but the jury remains out on whether organically grown food is inherently more nutritious than food …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013
America’s eating habits deteriorating, new poll shows
LOS ANGELES – Americans have been eating worse than in previous years, according to a newly released poll of more than 150,000 adults. Every day, Gallup and the health improvement …