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Introduction

Living La Vida Healthy
by Jeanene Swanson

 

Section 1: Diet for Health

1.1   Eating Made Simple
        by Marion Nestle

1.2   Fact or Fiction: You Should Drink 8 Glasses of Water Daily
        by Karen Bellenir

1.3   Carbs, Fats and Heart Health
        by Melinda Wenner Moyer

1.4   Are Modern Methods of Preserving and Cooking Meat Healthy?
        by Ferris Jabr

 

Section 2: Supplements: Good or Bad?

2.1   Do Vitamins in Pills Differ from Those in Food?
        by Christine Rosenbloom and Luke Bucci

2.2   Fact or Fiction: Vitamin Supplements Improve Your Health
        by Coco Ballantyne

2.3   Dangerous Advice and False Claims from Herbal Supplement Sellers
        by Katherine Harmon

2.4   The Myth of Antioxidants
        by Melinda Wenner Moyer

 

Section 3: The Obesity Epidemic

3.1   The World is Fat: Obesity Outweighs Hunger Worldwide
        by Steve Mirsky

3.2   The Hidden Drivers of Childhood Obesity
        by Rose Eveleth

3.3   Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic?
        by W. Wayt Gibbs

3.4   Can Fat be Fit?
        by Paul Raeburn

3.5   How to Fix the Obesity Crisis
        by David H. Freedman

 

Section 4: Diabetes Defined

4.1   The Link Between Inflammation and Diabetes
        by Melinda Wenner Moyer

4.2   New Testing Method Finds Environmental Risks for Diabetes
        by Katherine Harmon

4.3   Diabetes Mystery: Why Are Type 1 Cases Surging?
        by Maryn McKenna

4.4   Managing Diabetes
        by Sara Sklaroff and John Rennie

 

Section 5: Addiction

5.1   Deadly Duo: Alcohol and Prescription Drugs
        by Melinda Wenner Moyer

5.2   Do-It-Yourself Addiction Cures
        by Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld

5.3   Drink to Your Health?
        by Arthur L. Klatsky

5.4   Hooked from the First Cigarette
        by Joseph R. DiFranza

 

Section 6: The Power of Exercise

6.1   Short Interval Training Burns Big Calories
        by Christopher Intagliata

6.2   Reasons for Runner’s High
        by Christopher Intagliata

6.3   Laughter Proves as Effective as Working Out
        by Karen Hopkin

6.4   Unlocking the Chemistry of Exercise
        by Katherine Harmon

6.5   Does Staying Active Really Make You Healthier
        by Coco Ballantyne

 

Section 7: Stress and Mental Health: A Calmer, Happier You

7.1   City Living Changes Brain’s Stress Response
        by Katherine Harmon

7.2   Meditate that Cold Away
        by Harvey Black

7.3   Fight the Frazzled Mind
        by Robert Epstein

7.4   Different Shades of Blue
        by Erica Westly

7.5   The Social Cure
        by Jolanda Jetten, Catherine Haslam, S. Alexander Haslam and Nyla R. Branscombe