CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1998
Where did we get the notion that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Why is it important to get vitamin E in our diets? What are "recommended daily allowances," and why do they matter? Proper nutrition and food intake are absolutely essential to help keep our bodies on the go. The proper balance of fruits, vegetables, breads, meat and dairy products is of vital importance for healthy teeth, blood vessels and muscles.
December 21, 2009 |
With at least two flus and plenty of colds, coughs and sore throats circulating this season, some Americans are turning to zinc to ward off viruses. Lozenges, supplements and nasal sprays that contain the mineral claim to boost immunity, and there is some evidence that they might do so. In an effort to stay well, though, we might be making ourselves sick. Consistently taking excessive FOR THE RECORD: Dietitian's name: An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of dietitian Ruth Frechman as Frenchman.
November 16, 2009 |
About a month ago we gave nutritional makeovers to two families -- with an assist from Emily Ventura, a nutrition expert and research associate at the USC Childhood Obesity Research Center at the Keck School of Medicine. Now we're checking back in. Duncan MacLeod and Rafael Navarro The Los Angeles residents were partial to calorie- and fat-laden lunches, regular fast-food meals and snacking that sometimes continued late into the night. Their makeover included advice to eat a more plant-based diet, maybe frequenting local farmers markets for top-notch fresh produce, and to cut back on diet sodas.
February 19, 2001 |
Most fresh vegetables can be eaten raw or prepared with very little effort. Artichokes, of course, are an exception. Preparing whole artichokes is fairly labor-intensive and can be daunting to first-timers. But don't let trepidation stop you from trying. It'll be well worth the effort. Artichokes look like green flowers and, in fact, are the unopened flower buds of a thistle plant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2012 |
At Mark Twain Middle School in Los Angeles, a blooming garden serves as a classroom. Students learn math by measuring the growth of wheat, ancient history by building a Mesopotamian-style irrigation system and the science of evaporation, evolution and genetics by watching their garden grow. At lunchtime, they may be found snacking on pasta tossed in a sauce featuring just-picked tomatoes and basil. Aiming to expand such links between classroom and cafeteria, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted this week to further strengthen what is regarded as one of the leading school nutrition programs in the nation.
December 20, 2010 |
"Holistic nutrition. " You may not know the term, but you've surely heard its claims. Among other things, holistic nutritionists (or HNs, as they call themselves) may teach that fluoride and pesticides are lethal, that most diseases and detrimental behaviors are diet-related and that many people would benefit from taking numerous supplements. I've read plenty of articles by HNs in which they assert that they are disparaged by mainstream medicine and warn you not to trust modern medicine.