• 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!

Seagan Eating's Shrimp Bisque Recipe

Seagan Eating’s Shrimp Bisque Recipe

Have you read Seagan Eating yet? It’s a new book by the authors of Vegan Cheat Sheet, Amy Cramer and Lisa McComsey. You’ll see their interview for the Greatest Food Fight soon. In the meantime, bon appetit! Seagan Eating’s Shrimp Bisque Recipe Makes 4 bowls or 8 cups Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews 1 cup water […]

Chef Maria Hesse's Bean Salad Sandwiches

Chef Maria Hesse’s Bean Salad Sandwiches

Chef Maria Hesse, on Team Vegan, shares an intriguing recipe: You’re going to think I’m crazy, but this is delicious, super simple, practical, and affordable. There are so many challenges with eating healthy, and this is one of those great, quick-fix recipes that is really versatile, satisfying, and enjoyable. Bean Salad Sandwiches Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free Optional […]

Make this for lunch: Deliciousness in a Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Make this for lunch: Deliciousness in a Quinoa Burrito Bowl

I’m sure you’ve seen photos of burrito bowls all over Instagram and buzzfeed. There’s something enticing about the dish – mainly, that you put in the things you love most. And then you get to eat them, bite by tasty bite. This vegan quinoa burrito bowl has much to recommended it – deliciousness, protein, and […]

World's Greatest Food Fight

World’s Greatest Food Fight Paleo and Vegan Experts

Welcome to the World’s Greatest Food Fight! We’re facilitating a nation-wide discussion on the benefits of healthy eating. How are we doing this? We’ve got an All-Star Lineup of vegan and paleo experts to discuss the virtues of each nutritional path. Where do you participate? Join at GreatestFoodFight.com, and then participate on our facebook page. […]

African Peanut Stew (vegan)

Let me just tell you how excited I am about this recipe… African Peanut Stew is something Ive wanted to make for years and just never got around to it. I ran across yet another recipe for it the other day and decided to finally go for it. I was in the mood and I […]