Friday Link Love: Scary Sunscreens

Scary Sunscreens A few weeks ago, we posted a column all about SPF. We explained why higher SPF is not necessarily a better choice, but that SPF 15 will suffice if you use it properly. We also explained how SPF only blocks UVB rays… read more >

Pass the Potato Salad — Not the Food Poisoning

Along with warmer weather and outdoor cooking, summer always brings more cases of food-borne illness, a.k.a. food poisoning. That’s because food poisoning is usually caused by eating food contaminated by infectious microbes, which grow best in warm, humid environments and therefore flourish in the… read more >

Meatless Monday: Heirloom Tomato & Sweet Corn Pizza

The Meatless Monday movement was started with the goal of reducing meat consumption by 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of the planet. (It was developed in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health.) It’s a great… read more >

Friday Link Love: Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?

Are You Prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse? “When zombies are hungry they won’t stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast! Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time… read more >

12 Healthy Ways to Get Your Bod Summer-Ready

Each year, when summer is on the horizon, I have patients who want to know the best way to lose weight in time for swimsuit season.  I tell them this: Healthy weight loss takes time. Rapid weight loss is fairly easy to achieve, but… read more >

Farmers’ Market Find: Spring Pea Salad with Mint

Frozen peas are a year-round mainstay, but fresh peas are an ephemeral pleasure. When you see them at the market—from April through early fall on the west coast, and in June and July on the east coast—snap them up, and plan to eat them… read more >

Meatless Monday: Whole Wheat Shells with Asparagus, Peas, Feta, and Mint

Last week, we blogged about a four-week, vegetarian “boot camp,” that you can take part in on Vegetarian Times‘ web site. This week, and every Monday for the next month, we’ll be featuring one of VT’s recipes to help inspire you to go meatless…. read more >