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Sharpen your cooking skills and improve your diet (and even your social life)

March 3, 2017

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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch

Matthew Solan is the executive editor of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. He previously served as executive editor for UCLA Health’s Healthy Years and as a contributor to Duke Medicine’s Health News and Weill Cornell Medical College’s … See Full Bio
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Gordon Douglas
March 14, 2017

Where on your list is prediabetiic? 1 in 3 of us are prediabetic . What can and should we eat. Avoiding sugar in the market – not to mention restaurants – is damn near impossible. Then there is carbohydrates. We need detailed and specific help and guidance .


Lauren Brimmer
March 8, 2017

Local cooking classes have been fun, but I’m not finding many healthy choices. I recently attended a Gluten free course that taught the finer points of mac & cheese and chicken pot pie loaded with half n half!
In stark contrast, offers a plant-based series as well as a wellnessRx course focused on adopting a healthier lifestyle through food. It’s much more effective than I would have imagined an online course could be, so I have to disagree with Dr. Eisenberg’s recommendations on an in-person course. My knife skills have really improved, which gets me into the kitchen even more. They definitely emphasize technique as the key to new behaviors. That was a great point in the post.

Sourav @the_healthblog
March 7, 2017

Ya I agree, the only way to get healthy is to get back into the kitchen and cook your own food.

March 5, 2017

This information is so amazing . Thanks for putting great emphasize on cheap and nutritional food. This article is helpful in maintaining healthy diet

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