Food & Wine

In Defense of Holiday Wine

If one more person tells me that my glass of Riesling will give me cancer, I might lose my mind.

You’re likely familiar with news stories claiming consuming alcohol will increase your cancer risk. Some folks are even advocating total abstinence to “save themselves.”

Don’t Fall Victim to ‘Silver Bullets’

I’m sick of seeing headlines claiming to have a “silver bullet” for diabetes.

The truth is that folks don’t want to do the work to lose weight, eat a proper diet, exercise, and take care of themselves. They want a quick pill to magically lower their blood sugar.

How to Easily Avoid This Common – and Deadly – Condition

Right in the middle of cooking dinner, Annie lost her vision.

Annie, one of our managing editors, had no other symptoms. She just suddenly couldn’t see.

Be Contrarian in Your Health

“Hey Doc, would you consider writing about this topic?”

It’s a question I get all the time from readers and folks in our office.

The Dangers of Going Vegetarian

I hate diets.

Many diets out there have nearly impossible-to-follow rules and it’s discouraging trying to sift out what works and what doesn’t. In fact, the only diet I recommend to anyone is the Mediterranean diet, which features fruits, veggies, whole grains, olive oil, nuts, fish, and lean meat.

The Truth Behind This Oil Boom

This is the oil boom that everyone’s talking about.

I see it everywhere… in magazines, on the front page of USA Today, and from concerned readers filling up our inbox. But it’s probably not the oil boom you’re thinking of…

Parkinson’s and Milk? Nonsense

The other day, a news headline claiming that “low-fat dairy intake may raise Parkinson’s risk” caught my attention.

The study, run out of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, analyzed data from about 129,000 participants over a 25-year study. In that time, a little more than 1,000 participants developed Parkinson’s.

How to Choose Wine Like a Snob

I’m no ordinary wine snob…

True, I love wine.

What, There’s Alcohol in My Diet Soda?

It’s too good to be true.

Last fall, we told you about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)ordering new food labels to appear on pre-packaged foods. The big deal about that is manufacturers must now include “added sugars” to the labels so folks can see exactly how much of the sweet stuff is naturally occurring and how much is added.

Real Men Don’t Drink Soy

“Real men don’t drink soy”…

That line opened one of the most popular tips I’ve ever given in my Retirement Millionaire monthly letter.