David L. Katz, MD, MPH

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, preventive medicine specialist and founder and president of True Health Initiative, a federally authorized nonprofit effort established to help convert what is known about lifestyle as medicine into what we can do to improve our health, based in New Haven, Connecticut. He is CEO and founder of Diet ID, an online diet-assessment and personalization program, and coauthor with renowned food writer Mark Bittman of How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered and author of The Truth About Food: Why Pandas Eat Bamboo and People Get Bamboozled. DavidKatzMD.com


How to Eat Meat Responsibly

It’s no secret that red meat, especially processed red meat, is not healthy when it makes up the lion’s share…

Diet & Nutrition

The 3 Biggest Food Misperceptions …And How to Eat Better

How much protein do we need? What is a carb anyway? Preventive medicine specialist David L. Katz, MD, on the keys to healthy eating—plus how to cheat.


Putting COVID-19 in Perspective in a Germ Filled World—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. David Katz

Even as the country starts to reopen from the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine, there is deep fear and many questions about the safety of stepping back out into the world.


Taste Bud Rehab

One of life’s unfortunate truths is that most foods that are bad for us taste so good. Of course, that’s…

Blood Pressure

Postprandial Hypotension: When Eating Makes You Dizzy

Feeling faint or dizzy after eating might be caused by postprandial hypotension, a common condition among older adults. Here’s what you can do about it.

Diet & Nutrition

The Healthiest Way to Eat Red Meat

Red meat is in, but is it healthy? It can be, if you know which meat to eat and how much. Here’s how to be a healthier red meat eater.


5 DIY Tests That Could Save Your Life

Try these easy self-checks of your heart, lungs, hearing and more… If you're conscientious about your health, you probably see…


Simple Ways to Cut Your Disease Risk by 80%

Hint: Popcorn is one of them If you were to boil down all of our medical wisdom to just a…


The Best Thing I Did in 2012 That You Can Do in 2013

Inspiring ideas from Bottom Line’s experts Each year, we ask a selection of our Bottom Line/Personal experts to think back…

Losing Weight

Weight Loss in a Bottle?

Until this past July, it had been more than a decade since the FDA had approved a weight-loss drug. Previous…