The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is well-known for being one of the best eating plans for helping to reduce hypertension, heart disease and assisting with weight loss.Read More
In the U.S. about 33% of children are overweight, and about 17% are obese. Parents often do not realize when a weight problem is affecting their children, and there is a disconnect with doctor screening and obesity conversations in children.Read More
DIET TO PREVENT CANCER -Whether you have a history of cancer in your family, or are currently battling the disease, lifestyle factors, including your diet, can make a huge difference in helping you fight off cancer. Some foods actually increase your risk of cancer, while others support your body and strengthen your immune system. By making smart food choices, you can protect your health, feel better, and boost your ability fight off cancer and other diseases.Read More
Have you ever had what you thought was the “stomach flu?’ In reality, there’s a good chance it was more likely a foodborne illness. Just about all of us at some point in our lives, whether we knew it or not, have had a case of food poisoning. The Centers for Disease Control estimates each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans or 48 million people get sick from food poisoning, with 128,000 sick enough to be hospitalized and 3,000 who will die. The majority of people will recover fully but occasionally there can be long term serious effects associated with it – kidney failure, chronic arthritis, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome.Read More
Did you know that whole grains are one of the best types of foods to help prevent chronic disease? Well, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that eating whole grains may help you a live longer life. While there has been prior evidence that whole grains are an excellent addition to your diet, this study adds to the current dietary guidelines for whole grains, which is to eat about 3 to 5 servings of whole grains daily. Now, eating whole grains may also help you live longer.Read More
Eat before trick or treating. Some people may think it is best to skip lunch or dinner to save their appetite and calories for candy. But this is the wrong way to go about it. You need to eat a healthy, hearty meal before going out on Halloween. Make sure to eat a healthy, high-fiber meal that includes protein. This way, you are less likely to sneak Halloween candy later.
We have been warned about the dangers of eating processed food, and the toxic effects they have on our bodies and over health. But a new study by the France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the WHO, says that eating as little as two slices of bacon can increase the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. The findings, which were released on Monday, have stirred up the ongoing debate of the healthfulness of a meat-based diet. Vegetarians surely feel strengthened in their convictions, as the study illuminated the fact that eating processed meat can lead to bowel cancer, red meat being the likely cause of this. Beef, lamb, and pork are all considered to be in the red meat category.Read More
Prediabetes means an indication that you are on the path to developing diabetes. Having prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but still below the threshold for having full blown type 2 diabetes.Read More
Limit what you eat and drink before bed. Do not go to bed hungry or when your stomach feels too full. Eat dinner a couple of hours before going to be. Be careful not to drink too much of anything before bed so that you’re not waking up often in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.Read More
Vitamin D is arguably the most important vitamin you could take. Vitamin D is actually a hormone; it's not even a vitamin and it affects our entire body. Whenever, you feel fatigued or little energy - it's quite possible you're Vitamin D levels are low. A vitamin D deficiency occurs when the level of vitamin D in your body is too low.Read More
Triglycerides are compounds that provide our bodies with energy for metabolism. Triglycerides are the main type of fat in the body. They are also the most common that we eat. Triglycerides are the compounds that develop and are stored as fat in the body. A triglyceride contains three fatty acids, which are broken down in the small intestine in order to be absorbed.Read More
- Your body needs vitamin B6 for more than 100 different enzyme reactions in the body, and it's needed during pregnancy for normal fetal brain development.
- If you are low on vitamin B6, you may have a higher risk of colon and other cancer, notice itchy rashes or cracks at the corners of your mouth, or feel depressed.
- Try getting essential nutrients from food before you take supplements.
- B6 is found in tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey, and ground beef
Offers hope to patients with diabetes that keeping glucose levels in check might reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of cognitive impairments.
Presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference in Stockholm
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden studied 350,000 patients with Type 2 diabetes.
What do you know about prediabetes? If you or a loved one is diagnosed with this, you want to be as educated as you can so as to prevent type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which the blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as full-blown type 2 diabetes. It’s estimated 79 million Americans have prediabetes and it is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. If it is not diagnosed it most likely will go on to develop into type 2 diabetes. Currently, about half of all American adults have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.Read More
Cutting blood pressure below the currently recommended target can significantly reduce the rate of heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and deaths. The findings come from the largest study ever conducted to examine whether reducing systolic blood pressure below the currently recommended goal would be beneficial.Read More