In a study of monkeys, researchers found that a Mediterranean diet significantly increased levels of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Researchers have set their sights on dark chocolate as a potential vision booster, after finding that the delicious treat may improve eyesight.
Coconut oil has many different uses. Nutritionally, it is considered healthful in moderate amounts, so may be worth a try to relieve constipation. However, any evidence that coconut oil works for constipation is anecdotal. Learn more about coconut oil for constipation and some other lifestyle changes that may help.
Saturated and unsaturated fat are the two main forms of dietary fat. The health impact of these different types of fat has been debated for years. In this article, we examine the differences between these types, the foods that contain them, and whether or not one type of fat is more healthful than the other.
Kefir, a fermented milk drink, is known for its probiotic properties that help to rebalance gut bacteria. But how can this influence blood pressure?
If ever you needed an excuse to eat chocolate, this is it. Researchers shed light on how dark chocolate can offer benefits for brain health and immunity.
Although hemp has fallen out of favor over the years, some scientists believe that a certain strain could help in the battle against ovarian cancer.
Macrocytic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by abnormally large red blood cells. The size of the red blood cells means there are fewer of them to help the body function. In this article, learn about the causes of macrocytic anemia, including folate and B-12 deficiencies, as well as how the condition is treated.
Researchers reveal how a compound called acyclic retinoid, which is a synthetic form of vitamin A, can target and destroy liver cancer stem cells.
A person is considered to be underweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) of under 18.5. Being underweight is associated with a range of health risks including bone, skin, teeth, and fertility problems. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for being underweight here, including dietary changes.
Although passing gas is a normal bodily function, some people may be concerned that they do so excessively. There are many steps that can help to reduce flatulence, including dietary changes and supplements. In this article, we look at 12 steps that could help reduce farting, and when excess gas may be more worrying.
We know that eating fish protects brain health. A new study identifies the protein responsible for this and explains how it fights 'Parkinson's protein.'
Telogen effluvium is a form of temporary hair loss that usually happens several months after a person experiences a traumatic event or stress. The hair usually regrows within 6 to 9 months. In this article, learn more about causes, treatments, and tips for recovery, including dietary changes and lifestyle habits.
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that helps the body clot blood, build strong bones, and keep the heart healthy. In this article, we look at foods to eat to increase vitamin K intake, including kale, spinach, other leafy greens, some dairy products, and natto. Learn about the difference between vitamin K-1 and K-2.
A new study suggests that vitamin D deficiency is tied to a five times greater risk of type 2 diabetes compared with levels well above the healthy minimum.
Barley is a great source of fiber and contains many other essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, and selenium. In this article, we look at the benefits of barley water and how to make this nutritious beverage.
Apple cider vinegar has recently been touted as a cure-all for many ailments, including diarrhea. However, this common household ingredient is highly acidic and can cause stomach problems in some people. In this article, learn about the potential risks and benefits of apple cider vinegar for diarrhea.
In the most detailed study of its type, researchers demonstrate that artificial sweeteners damage blood vessels and may increase diabetes risk.
A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health.
Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed.