Articles by Jean Carper

Anti-Aging Expert & Best-Selling Author - Jean Carper is a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning medical journalist, contributing editor to USA WEEKEND Magazine and a leading authority on health and nutrition. She is the author of 24 books. She is also a well-known consumer advocate and has received an “excellence in journalism” award for her groundbreaking book, Stop Aging Now!, from the prestigious American Aging Association, made up of leading academic and governmental scientists who investigate the causes of aging and how to slow it down. You can learn more about Jean Carper at

8 Healthy Snacks: Are They Tricks or Treats?

Fully 20% of kids' calories now come from snacks, such as soft drinks, chips, cookies and candy, finds Gladys Block, a public health expert at the University of California, Berkeley.[1] And that's on an average day, not Halloween night!

Can Boosting Omega-3 Intake Really Cut Heart Attack Risk by 65%?

How much fish does it take to save  you from a heart attack? Even a little helps. But eating lots cuts the risk much more than previously suspected, says a new 11-year Japanese study of more than 40,000 middle-aged healthy men and women.

7 Scientific Weight Loss Tactics


Use a food diary. Writing down what you eat each day can help you double the amount of weight you lose, reports Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research in Portland, OR. It increases awareness so you tend to eat fewer calories, researchers say.

Add Turmeric to Your Food


Exciting new research says that we should eat more turmeric, the yellow-orange spice used in Asian cooking and curries.

Asthma Prevention: The Anti-Asthma Diet


About 23 million Americans have the wheezing and coughing of asthma—up 60% since the early 1980s. Some experts say diet can help fight asthma's inflammation. Here are research-based tips:

Let the Kids Have Juice


It's a misconception that giving children 100% juice, such as orange, apple and grapefruit juice, will make them overweight, according to a thorough review of the evidence by researchers at Louisiana State University and Baylor College of Medicine.

How to Be Younger, Longer


What you eat can dramatically influence how fast your body ages, according to mountains of research. Here are four important rules for aging slowly and fighting chronic disease.

Prenatal Diet Can Prevent Asthma and Allergies


Mothers who watch what they eat while pregnant can help prevent asthma and allergies in their children, says a new study from the University of Crete, Greece.

Vitamin D: New Miracle Vitamin

Vitamin D is the hottest nutrient in medical circles now. It has been credited with fighting everything from cancer to chronic pai…

Brain-Boosting Baked Salmon with Coconut Crust Recipe


Many cooks are intimidated by cooking fresh fish and as a result, miss out on the heart-healthy, brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids in salmon. Never fear though, this fast fish recipe is foolproof!