This is the right way to eat carbs

2019-03-07

Cutting too many carbs could hurt your heart as much as piling too many on your plate. Low-carb diets like the ketogenic (keto) plan and Atkins (and some versions of Whole 30 and paleo) have gone viral after athletes like LeBron James and A-Rod, and celebrities like the Kardashians, JenniferRead More →

How social-media influencers are making your kids fat

2019-03-05

Love & Money is a MarketWatch series looking at how our relationship with money impacts our relationships with significant others, friends and family. Limiting your children’s Instagram FB, +2.32%  time could help keep them healthier. Social-media “influencers” can drive kids to consume unhealthy foods, according to a new study inRead More →

How to fight the financial toxicity of cancer treatment

2019-02-17

Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for $11,000. Insurance retroactively denied a submitted claim for one of his last chemotherapy treatments, claiming it was “experimental.” All of the prior identical chemotherapy treatments he had received had been covered, andRead More →

10 retirement lessons from a retired retirement pro

2019-01-25

For the better part of 40 years, I spent a great deal of time helping thousands of workers prepare for retirement. We ran seminars for workers and spouses on topics like retirement income, insurance, lifestyle, relocation and more. I think it’s fair to say that, if someone took advantage ofRead More →

Al Roker vs. Jillian Michaels: Who’s right about the Keto diet?

2019-01-18

There’s a major smackdown going on between Al Roker, weatherman and presenter on NBC’s CMCSA, +0.67%  ”The Today Show” and “The Biggest Loser” fitness trainer Jillian Michaels. The subject: The fashionable ultra-low-carb “Keto” diet. Roker follows it, along with a host of other celebrities. Michaels says it’s bad news. “SoRead More →

Your no B.S. guide to losing weight in the New Year

2019-01-01

Want to lose weight in 2019? It’s time to cut the crap. And that’s not just the junk food sabotaging your diet, or the time suckers keeping you from working out. We’re also talking about the fad diets, fitness trends and questionable studies that have made reaching and maintaining aRead More →