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The Checkup: July 4, 2010 - July 10, 2010

Is that right? Wish-Bone dressings help you absorb nutrients?

Current ads for Wish-Bone salad dressings claim "the oils in Wish-Bone help the body better absorb vitamins A and E from salad vegetables as compared to a salad without dressing!" That's actually right. As I write in next week's "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column about mayonnaise, fat-soluble vitamins such...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  July 9, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Is That Right? , Nutrition and Fitness  
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Me Minus 10: Finally reaching 'there'

Bethesda-based nutrition and fitness guru Pam Peeke has offered me invaluable advice about "removing" -- not just losing -- weight throughout my Me Minus 10 campaign to lose 10 pounds before I turn 50 in December. As I write in today's "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column, I have achieved...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  July 8, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Does glucosamine really help arthritis?

Glucosamine is a dietary supplement that many people take to treat arthritis. But does it really work? Not according to the first large, long-term study testing it on people suffering from chronic lower back pain caused by arthritis.

By Rob Stein  |  July 7, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Chronic Conditions , Disabilities  
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Me Minus 10: Keeping the change

Guest blogger Brian Wansink offers advice on how to maintain Mindless Eating habits after such habits have helped you lose weight, as they have for me during my Me Minus 10 campaign. "Losing weight is easy. It's keeping weight off that is hard." I didn't believe this the first time...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  July 6, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Family Health , Guest Blogger , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Is that right? Toning flip-flops really shape your legs?

Guest blogger and Post intern Leslie Tamura researches the validity behind fancy footwear that promises a workout while you walk. Flip-flops that promise to tighten your tush, chisel your calves and carve out your cankles -- really? Well, if I can get a workout by simply walking around in my...

By Nancy Szokan  |  July 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Is That Right?  
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