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  • Red Raspberry Ketones

      There has been a lot of buzz in the media about raspberry ketones lately, especially ever since Dr. Oz mentioned...

    Sharon OrtigasFebruary 20, 2012
  • Very Berry Parfait

    “Like I said before, I never repeat myself.” We’ve all been there: trying to answer those daily questions that bombard us—“Where...

    Taylor MathenyFebruary 10, 2012
  • Cheat meals, do or don’t

    I am always asked about cheat meals, do I put them in my athlete's diets, are they good for you, can...

    Sharon OrtigasJanuary 28, 2012
  • Broccoli Compound Selectively Targets Cancer Cells

    Sulforaphane, a primary phytochemical found in broccoli, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, is an inhibitor of histone deacetylase enzymes. HDAC inhibition...

    Robert Goldman MD, PhDJanuary 24, 2012
  • Cauliflower Mashed Faux-tatoes

    South Beach, Atkins and the Zone are all diets that call for low to no carbs, which can leave you feeling...

    Taylor MathenyJanuary 13, 2012
  • Getting Back Into Bodybuilding, Part 2

    Part 1 of my answer to the following question appeared in last month’s column. Here is the question again and the...

    Dave GoodinJanuary 2, 2012
  • Strawberry Sundae

    Treating your sweet tooth shouldn’t leave you feeling guilty. Healthful dessert alternatives are out there. Just beware of the false prophets!...

    Taylor MathenyDecember 14, 2011
  • Powerhouse Salad

    One-third of all cancer deaths may be diet related, says the National Cancer Institute. Meal time should not be what we...

    Taylor MathenyNovember 25, 2011
  • Protein-powered ice cream

    Motivation lacking lately? Solve your gym slump with some ice cream. Protein powder has been the leader in the pre- and...

    Taylor MathenyOctober 20, 2011
  • Cilantro-Lime Beef Tacos

    The benefits are endless when it comes to vitamin C. You can find it in fresh fruits and vegetables or simply...

    Taylor MathenySeptember 8, 2011
  • Baked Sweet Potato Fries

    Burger and fries. Peanut butter and jelly. Pancakes and syrup. Great things often come in pairs but usually end up as...

    Taylor MathenyAugust 28, 2011
  • Balancing Act: Popular Diets Fall Flat

    Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, and both the figures and the waistlines are constantly expanding....

    Jerry BrainumJuly 16, 2011
  • Honey Nut Barbecue Chicken Fingers

    Taylor Matheny is a Los Angeles–based fitness trainer and chef. She studied sports nutrition while learning culinary techniques and is certified...

    Taylor MathenyJuly 13, 2011
  • Need to Lose Bodyfat? Try A Mini-Fast

    While many diets promise substantial bodyfat loss, they all have a built-in negative factor—bodyfat regain. In fact, about 95 percent of...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 10, 2011
  • Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

    “I follow a plant-based diet and encourage others to do the same for optimal health and vitality, to live compassionately, and...

    Butch LebowitzMay 23, 2011