One of the most common complaints I hear in my primary care practice is about the struggle with trying to lose weight. We live in a culture so food-oriented, it's difficult to convince people to adopt the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve and maintain a normal weight. Unlike other addictions, where you can say “I’ll never take another drink, or take another puff on a cigarette,” one can never say “I’ll never eat another bite.” This is the great dilemma with controlled eating. However, it's possible to lose weight without depriving yourself.

Yoga students and instructors say people are dropping their preconceived notions about yoga being a mostly spiritual or even religious experience, and waking up the fact it can be a great way to build strength and release stress, all while working up a sweat.

It’s what’s inside that counts. Some kids go the whole day without eating lunch at school. And then there are students who eat junk food, and find their health—and schoolwork—stuffers. Check out nine fun and simple ways to zing up their lunches, and keep them full.

Your mind boggles at the potential of all the fresh produce that comes along with your CSA subscription. now, what are you supposed to do with it? About one-quarter of the CSA customers at Pinckney’s Produce drop their subscriptions every year because they don’t know what to do with the vegetables in their share, says owner urbie West. Sometimes people don’t even recognize the veggies in their bag. Don’t let a little thing like lack of knowledge stand in your way. Many CSAs offer tips and ideas through newsletters and recipe cards. Get online, ask some friends and experiment to find recipes that make your vegetables into super sides and even stars of the table. Here are some recipes and ideas to think outside the bushel.