Friday, March 3, 2017

Time Magazine First Published on March 3, 1923
A look at Food and Nutrition through the
Pages of Time

TIME was first published on March 3, 1923 as a news magazine which summarized and organized the news. Here are some articles and cover stories form Time Magazine focusing on Food and Nutrition.



Monday, Oct. 08, 1923, Medicine: Vitamin X.  Discovered by Dr. Herbert M. Evans and Dr. Katharine S. Bishop, of the University of California.* They call it ";Vitamin X." "Vitamins," now so popular, were unknown ten years ago. They cannot be seen or weighed. They came to light only when it was found diets are not providing proper nourishment and in some cases deficiencies would occur, such as scurvy, beriberi and pellagra.

Monday, Mar. 31, 1924, Medicine: Vitamin D.  Dr. Walter H. Eddy, Professor of Physiological Chemistry in Teachers' College, Columbia University showed a group of his colleagues four test tubes containing 70 milligrams of a crystalline substance, Vitamine D. Their work may lay a basis for future synthetic foods to form a scientific diet, though the authentic vitamin scientists have nothing but condemnation for the various commercial tablets, cakes, etc., now on the market. The best diet can still be secured from natural foods.

Monday, Jun. 09, 1941, Medicine: The Nation's Food.  Nine hundred doctors, dietitians, chemists, industrialists met in Washington last week to tackle an immense problem: the U.S. diet. As a whole the U.S. today is probably better fed than any other nation, but at least 45,000,000 people in the U.S. are undernourished. Another 50,000,000 people drag along on four cylinders, but cut a good five years off their work-life by not eating the right foods. Of the 35,000,000 remaining, quite a few suffer from overeating.

Monday, Aug. 06, 1956, Medicine: Crazy About Reducing

U.S. experts on diets and reducing are in a tizzy. For years they had been preaching the gospel that the only way to reduce is to cut down the amount of fuel (expressed as the number of calories) stoked into the body.

Friday, Nov. 25, 1966, Food: Everyone's in the Kitchen




Julia Child, 54, is the 6-ft.-2-in.-tall star of the Emmy-winning half-hour program, The French Chef. Her viewers on 104 educational TV stations across the U.S. watch her every move, forgive her every gaffe and, in a word, adore her.








Dec 18, 1972, The Perils of Eating, American Style
Whether they are simply trying to get thin, or whether they are pursuing health or even salvation through diet, Americans are perhaps more preoccupied than any other nation with what to eat, what not to eat, how to eat and even when.








Monday, Sep. 17, 1973, FOOD: The Burger That Conquered the Country
The destiny of nations depends on the manner in which they nourish themselves. - The Physiology of Taste, Jean Brillat-Savarin (1826).  If so, America's destiny manifestly depends to no small degree on the hamburgers, French fries and milkshakes served beneath the golden arches of Mc Donald's. Last year the chain of drive-ins and restaurants rang up sales of $1.03 billion, passing the U.S. Army ( 1972 food volume: $909 million) as the nation's biggest dispenser of meals.



Monday, Nov. 02, 1981, Diet and Exercise Dangers.  Regular exercise is good for the heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and metabolism. Says Jim Barnard, research cardiologist at U.C.L.A.: "It's similar to tuning up your car's engine to make the car run more efficiently." Vigorous physical effort helps release tension too. But it can also do a lot of damage, especially if the athlete is a neophyte or weekend warrior, both of whom tend to try to do too much too soon.

Dieting poses a whole set of different hazards, especially the quickie weight-losing schemes that separate U.S. dieters from a few pounds each year. Among the current In diets are the Pritikin, the Atkins and the Beverly Hills Diet. Nutrition experts insist that many fad diets are not really diets at all but bizarre and temporary ways of depriving the subject of adequate nutrition.

Mar 15, 1982, Salt: A New Villain?   KILLER SALT screams the book cover from a huge display of volumes with titles like Shake the Salt Habit!, Cooking Without a Grain of Salt and Halt! No Salt. These days they are selling in the the hundreds of thousands.

Mar 26, 1984, Hold the Eggs and Butter.  Cholesterol is proved deadly, and our diet may never be the same This year began with the announcement by the Federal Government of the results of the broadest and most expensive research project in medical history. Its subject was cholesterol.

Dec 24, 1990, Health: Red Alert on Red Meat. The link between high-fat diets and colon cancer gets stronger.

Jul 15, 1991, The Fight over Food Labels. By launching a holy war against misleading claims, the government could clear up some of the confusion on supermarket shelves and help Americans become healthier consumers

Apr 06, 1992, The New Scoop On Vitamins.  They may be much more important than doctors thought in warding off cancer, heart disease and the ravages of aging and, no, you may not be getting enough of these crucial nutrients in your diet

Jan 08, 1996, HEALTH: ARE WE READY FOR FAT-FREE FAT?
The FDA is about to decide whether you can eat these chips. They are fried in a fake oil that can't make you fat. Dip, Anyone?

Nov 01, 1999, The Low-Carb Diet Craze. Fad diets come and go, but this one is exploding. Can you really lose weight by feasting on beef, eggs and bacon? And should you?

Jan 21, 2002, 10 Foods That Pack A Wallop. Eat, drink and be healthy! Scientists are rapidly identifying the natural chemicals that give preventive punch to a rainbow of ordinary edibles.

Jul 15, 2002, Should We All Be Vegetarians? Would we be healthier? Would the planet? The risks and benefits of a meat-free life.

Jul 07, 2003, Cracking The Fat Riddle. Should you count calories or carbs? Is dietary fat your biggest enemy? The latest research may surprise you.

Oct 20, 2003, Health: How to Eat Smarter. In a world that is raining food, making healthy choices about what and how to eat is not easy. Here are some rules to live by.

Jun 07, 2004, America's Obesity Crisis: Activists: The Obesity Warriors  What will it take to end this epidemic? These experts are very glad you asked

June 11, 2007 The Science of Appetite

Jul 18, 2011 The Future of Fish

Sep 12, 2011 What to eat now.

Dec 3, 2012  What to eat now. The anti-food-snob diet by Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Nov 11, 2013 Want to Stay Healthy? Don’t Rely on Vitamins

Nov 20, 2013 Eat Nuts, Live Longer

Nov 22, 2013 Dieters Subsist on Cotton Balls in Horrible New Weight-Loss Trend

Dec 05, 2013 Eating Healthy Is Cheaper Than You Think

Dec 10, 2013 Sugar Crush: Why Diet Soda Sales Have Crashed

Dec 16, 2013 The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production

Jan 06, 2014 How the Mediterranean Diet Alone Can Fight Diabetes

Jan 07, 2014 Feds Crack Down On Deceiving Weight Loss Products

Jan 08, 2014 Is Olive Garden Healthier Than McDonald’s? Maybe Not

Jan 09, 2014 These 4 Shady Weight Loss Companies Were Forced to Issue Huge Refunds

Jan 16, 2014 Good News! We’re Eating Healthier (at Least at Home)

Jan 20, 2014 Chocolate, Tea and Berries: How to Fight Diabetes With Food

Jan 24, 2014 FDA Revising Food Nutrition Labels

Jan 28, 2014 New Worry for College Students: Food Insecurity

Feb 06, 2014 What Happens When Your Body Loses Half Its Weight?

Feb 10, 2014 The FDA's Label Lift

Feb 20, 2014 4 Diet Secrets of the U.S. Olympics Women’s Hockey Team

Feb 24, 2014 The Pizza Stimulus

Feb 25, 2014 White House Sets New Limits on Junk Food Ads in Schools

Feb 26, 2014
The 10 Most Filling Foods for Weight Loss


Apr 15, 2015 Baby Food Recalled for Containing Glass

Apr 23, 2015 The Trouble With Foods Kids See Advertised on TV

Oct 14, 2015 You Asked: Should I Count Calories?

Jan 04, 2016 Healthier School Lunch Rules Are Working, Study Finds

Jan 07, 2016 92% of Restaurant Meals Have Too Many Calories: Study

Jan 08, 2016 Experts Say Lobbying Skewed the U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Jan 26, 2016 Our Official Dietary Guidelines Are Useless

Feb 02, 2016 What Your Low-Fiber Diet Does to Your Health

Feb 03, 2016 20 Everyday Habits That Sabotage Weight Loss Goals

Feb 12, 2016 This Is What Vegan Means

Feb 23, 2016 This Is Why Vegetarianism Didn’t Catch on Until Recently


June 29, 2016 Butter is Not Linked to Heart Disease, Death and Diabetes. 

Mar 01, 2016 Cheaper Healthy Food Would Save Millions of Lives



Feb 28, 2017 12 Healthy Eating Hacks Nutritionists Use Every Day






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