• Does fasting on alternate days work? A new study weighs in

    Whether you watch what you eat by counting your daily calories or practicing intermittent fasting, either approach can be effective for weight loss, a new obesity study suggests.   Intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires routinely alternating between eating little or no food and then feasting in your daily diet. It has become a growing weight […]

  • Why are fewer Americans trying to lose weight?

    Diet is “a four-letter word for failure,” if you ask Teena Henson. In the past, the 57-year-old Gilmer, Texas, resident would try fad diets that did nothing but leave her feeling frustrated, she said. “There was one called a grapefruit diet or something where you didn’t eat anything but grapefruit,” Henson said. “If you do […]

  • Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say

    Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research. The study, by Imperial College London, says consuming 10 portions per day, or about 800g, could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) […]

  • 8 challenge vacations that’ll turn you into a superhuman

    Getting in shape for vacation isn’t just about looking good in a bikini. In fact, the only way to make hiking through the Sahara Desert in roasting heat or skiing through the Arctic Circle any tougher would be to do it in a bikini. One thing’s for sure, competing in these events involves life-changing levels […]

  • Maybe that workout can wait till the weekend?

    It has become a habit. Each week, the weekdays fly by so quickly that you find time to exercise only on Saturdays and Sundays. If you’re feeling guilty about your “weekend warrior” exercise schedule, stop. Even though it’s not ideal, packing the recommended amount of weekly exercise into just one or two workout sessions may […]

Daily Health Tips

Ed Forteau, the host of Power Up Your Health, interviews the top experts (from around the world) in the fields of health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and wellness. From best selling authors to celebrity nutritionist and fitness trainers.

Listen to past episodes of our radio show, or expanded interviews in the Podcast section, along with video interviews with other guests.

Health Tip of the Day:
Stretch whenever you get the chance. Lunch break, going for a walk, after the gym, before bed. Stretching has many benefits including injury prevention, increased circulation and of course increased flexibility!

The Vegetable Butcher's Kale and Spelt Berry Salad with Sweet Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

The Vegetable Butcher’s Extra Garlicky Green Bean AND Eggplant Stir-Fry

Cara Mangini, the Vegetable Butcher, shares a delicious stir-fry recipe with us. She notes: This stir-fry uses bold aromatics like garlic (tons of it), ginger, scallions, and a serrano chile to build the eggplant and green beans into a main dish you will want to make over and over again. Chopping and dicing all the fresh […]

Melissa Joulwan's Oven-Fried Salmon Cakes

Melissa Joulwan’s Oven-Fried Salmon Cakes

Well Fed 2 author Melissa Joulwan shares her recipe for Oven-Fried Salmon Cakes… I predict that this is going to become one of your go-to recipes. It’s fast – less than an hour from pantry to plate. It uses ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. […]

Melissa Joulwan's Zucchini Pasta with Chicken & Pistachios

Melissa Joulwan’s Zucchini Pasta with Chicken & Pistachios

Well Fed Weeknights author Melissa Joulwan shares her recipe for Zucchini Pasta with Chicken & Pistachios… This recipe is an homage to the pasta recipes that show up on food magazine covers every spring. You know the ones: They feature a bowl of pasta flecked with herbs and golden chicken – and smiling, painfully chic […]

Cassy Joy Garcia's Italian Stuffed Eggplant

Cassy Joy Garcia’s Italian Stuffed Eggplant

Fed and Fit author Cassy Joy Garcia notes, This meal ranks as a top ten favorite in my house! It’s been acclaimed over by a dinner party of non-Paleo adults, picky kids, and best of all, my comfort food–loving husband. Insanely satisfying and wonderfully nourishing, this dish will convince you that eggplant needs a regular […]

Melissa Joulwan's Chocolate Chili

Melissa Joulwan’s Chocolate Chili

Well Fed author Melissa Joulwan shares her recipe for chocolate chili… In sixth-grade English, our class read a story about a Native American tribe in the Southwest. I’ve forgotten all but one fascinating detail of that story: The family ate meat cooked with chocolate. Thanks to my dad’s rule that we must at least try […]