Test driving 6 Atlanta nutritionists and personal trainers

Our writer checks out three nutritionists to discover why he can't put on weight, while another writer seeks personal trainers to help her figure out why she can't do sit-ups.

Why you should be eating beets

This taproot’s popularity peaked around 1982—about the time Wolfgang Puck first paired it with goat cheese. That puts beets somewhere between avocados and sun-dried tomatoes on Bon Appetit’s list of the trendiest vegetables of the last fifty years.

Finding your inner chef

I stare at the partially-mashed glob of sweet potatoes, immersed in a bowl of water. It looks like Jabba the Hutt is taking a bath. This can’t be right. I consult the recipe card from Garnish & Gather, a new Atlanta business that provides cook-at-home kits with local, organic foods and pre-measured ingredients for simple recipes from notable chefs like Seth Freedman and Julia LeRoy.

Exercise gift ideas

Looking for ideas for the health nut on your holiday list? We have them. Nutritious drinks, relaxation, exercise classes, and something for your pup.

Tracking foodborne illnesses

Feeling sick to your stomach? Where did you have lunch? A new report released by the CDC finds nearly half of all foodborne illnesses in the U.S. each year are in some way associated with restaurants and delis.

Bioenergetic assessment in Crabapple

At a brand new natural wellness center in the Crabapple area of Milton, I took a bioenergetic assessment. You rest your hand on a mouse-like contraption and it's like a polygraph test where your body 'fesses up how it's out of whack.

Sanjay Gupta talks placenta diets, bird poop facials

Globetrotting CNN doc Sanjay Gupta is an expert on just about everything. The good-natured Gupta joined Bravo's Andy Cohen and weighed in on all kinds of odd medical trends, playing a game of "Healthy Fad or That's Bad."

Obesity conference hits Atlanta

Next month, more than 4,000 of the world's top obesity scientists, health professionals, and policymakers will head to the Georgia World Congress Center for Obesity Week 2013. Part of the reason they chose Atlanta? Sweet tea.

More kids are now “severely obese”

More kids in the U.S. are "severely obese" and Georgia has one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the country.

Georgia 20th most obese state

We need to exercise more. A new report says 29.1 percent of Georgians are obese, making the Peach State the 20th most obese state in the country. Based on data released in July 2013, Louisiana is the most obese state and Colorado is the least.

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