Elderberry fruit is a traditional natural remedy for colds and flus. Some research backs up these claims, though more research is needed. In this article, we look at the possible health benefits and risks of medicinal elderberries.
Can diet impact the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder, particularly in the case of depressive episodes? A new study addresses this question.
Certain plant extracts and natural products may have antihistamine properties, meaning they can reduce allergy symptoms. Learn about five natural antihistamines, and what the evidence says here.
It is well-known that whole grains are a healthful addition to anyone's diet, but understanding why has been a challenge. A new study lifts the lid.
Researchers have recently conducted a new study into bladder infections. They now suggest that we ought to drink plenty of water to keep them at bay.
Probiotics feed the good bacteria in the gut. Keeping these bacteria healthy is essential in supporting the immune system and easing symptoms of inflammatory conditions, such as psoriasis. Here, we take a look at the research that links probiotics with psoriasis treatment.
Administering the natural red wine anticancer compound resveratrol through the nose could protect against lung cancer, a new mouse study finds.
Many foods contain arginine, including nuts, seeds, meats, and legumes. Learn about high-arginine foods and the health effects of this amino acid here.
Researchers are increasingly looking into whether probiotics can help reduce symptoms for people with inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease. In this article, we look at the possible benefits and risks, as well as what the current research concludes.
Bulletproof coffee is a trending breakfast substitute that combines coffee, oil, and butter. Promoters of the drink claim it has a range of health benefits, including hunger prevention, lasting energy, and better mental focus. Here, we examine the pros and cons of this drink.
Eggs are a low-calorie food rich in protein and nutrients. In this article, we describe how to use eggs for weight loss, including how many to eat and how to prepare them.
Nutritional yeast is full of vitamins and minerals, making it an excellent addition to a healthful diet. In this article, we look at the potential health benefits of nutritional yeast, which may include boosting energy levels and supporting the immune system. We also cover how to incorporate it into the diet.
Compared with following a Western diet, a Mediterranean diet alters breast metabolites and microbiome to favor anticancer effects, a mammal study shows.
High estrogen levels can lead to health problems in men. Could changing the diet help control estrogen levels? We look at the research.
Enteritis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the small intestine. There are several types, including infectious enteritis and radiation enteritis. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Treatment options include electrolyte solutions or medication in some cases. Learn more here.
Prebiotics work with probiotics in the body to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Many prebiotic foods are suitable for vegans, including almonds, savoy cabbage, garlic, chicory, and leeks. In this article, learn more about the best prebiotic foods for vegans.
Gatorade contains electrolytes that rehydrate people after exercise, but it also contains sugar and artificial colors. Is Gatorade good or bad for people's health? We look at the research.
V8 is a vegetable juice. It claims to contain high amounts of vitamins C and A, and provide 2 servings of vegetables in an 8-ounce glass. Is it really good for you? Find out here.
As autumn settles in, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman discusses the importance of change and reflects on the improvements MNT have made this year.
A review of 41 observational studies supports the idea that Mediterranean-like diets can prevent depression and makes a case for interventional research.