The plant-powered athlete

With the right diet, high-caliber athletes can enhance performance and improve recovery times. A culinary-minded doctor explains how it's done.

Eat your way to brain health

The MIND diet—a hybrid of two heart-healthy diets—may lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to 53%.

School lunch—a vegetarian’s delight?

Simply adding more vegetable offerings to the menu can lead to a sizable reduction in meat consumption.

Topsy-turvy life? Time to recalibrate

Food is one area in life where you have full control, but only if you map out a plan—and stick to it.

Fall’s here—get back on track

These 7 simple steps can help put your mind and body on the path to healthy aging.

The superfoods of fall

Autumn has arrived, bringing with it the bounty of the harvest season.

Patient Story

‘One in a million’

When a pizza-loving 10-year-old boy could no longer eat food without getting sick, his parents struggled to find out why.

Patient Story

Stroke rate keeps falling

Researchers are trying to understand the precise mix of factors that contribute to improved health outcomes.

Patient Story

Good beans

For an excellent one-pot chili, begin by tossing together Spectrum Health Culinary Medicine and the Children’s Healing Center. It’s all deliciousness from there on out.

Got a finicky eater? Give ’em variety

You might be able to double your little one's intake of veggies—just by giving them options.

Metabolic issues hit at any weight

While issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are more likely to affect people with obesity, those with normal weight aren't free of risk.

Ready for the disease-fighting diet?

A whole foods, plant-based diet helps fight inflammation, heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases linked to poor nutritional choices.

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