Long Beach nutritionists link ‘clean eating’ to disordered eating in young women

Health and diet fads can be taken too far. The Paleo diet led one 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach student to fixate on avoiding all modern processed foods. Nutritionists are finding more young women suffering from orthorexia, a condition in which the sufferer obsessively avoids foods they view as unhealthy or impure. “All I’m hearing is clean eating, clean eating, clean eating. […]

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Living with diabetes as a teen

Teenagers with diabetes have to grow up fast healthwise.  When she found out she had Type 2 diabetes as a teen, Ana Llimit wasn’t prepared to change her life to suit the disease.  Throughout her childhood she craved and consumed high-fat and high-sugar foods.  For a while after her diagnosis, she didn’t take her disease […]

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Rethink your drink, stand up to beverage industry

The effects of soda and other sugary beverages have become a genuine health crisis, especially among Latino and other minority youth.  The challenge of this problem is addressing the multiple reasons kids choose sugary drinks over water: cost, accessibility, lack of awareness, advertising and peer example.  Some schools have been banning these beverages and instilling healthier […]

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