Diet & Nutrition

Unhealthy eating habits can affect anyone, especially busy families often “running on empty.” Get tips and practical advice on nutrition and weight management to help you improve your efforts with ease.

Never Eat Soggy Waffles

Remember that fun acronym for points of the compass? It can also point you to some helpful tips for handling picky eaters.

Keep it simple, sipper

Steer clear of drinks laden with sugars, flavoring, artificial sweeteners and color. A glass of water will always win.

Help kids build healthy habits

A pediatrician offers tips for parents as they aim to help children reach a healthy weight amid a pandemic.

9 foods to boost your energy

Try these tasty treats packed with fuel and nutrition to get you through until spring.

8 nutrients you’re missing

Get the skinny on telltale symptoms of a vitamin or mineral deficiency and what to do about it.

Patient Story

‘Much more optimistic’

Luke Thomas battled weight all his life. With help from a lifestyle medicine program, he shed pounds, beat back diabetes and gained health.

A man’s life-saving epiphany

Middle-age guys who want to reclaim their health through diet and exercise should expect the unexpected—but anticipate results, too.

Self-care 101

A doctor shares her top tips for women trying to make their own health and well-being a priority.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

Patient Story

‘I feel good, I feel healthy’

A unique weight-management program has taken a traveling Michigan couple on the ultimate health journey.

Chocolate: Friend or foe?

Enjoy this lovely treat in moderation, and your brain and heart might thank you for it.

Time to shake it up?

If your meals are healthy and balanced, you probably don't need protein shakes. But on the go, a shake can get you through.