People who follow the ketogenic diet eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet to induce a bodily process called ketosis. There are several signs of ketosis that can indicate whether or not the diet is working. Learn more here.
Practicing good oral hygiene can help a person keep their gums healthy and reduce the risk of gum disease. This involves regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and having frequent dental checkups. Learn more about these steps, the signs of gum disease, and how diet can improve gum health.
A new meta-analysis concludes that switching to a plant-based diet could significantly improve the psychological and physical symptoms of diabetes.
Our gut microbiota can make or break our health. Researchers have found that our bodies keep bacteria under control by 'rationing' the resources they need.
Many people need to or wish to avoid or reduce the bread they eat that contains wheat. Fortunately, there are many healthful and tasty alternatives without wheat that they can choose. Learn more here.
Prebiotics and probiotics work together to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria that can improve digestion and support the immune system. Both prebiotics and probiotics occur naturally in many foods. Here, learn more about the differences between them, their benefits, and how to incorporate them into the diet.
Using advanced techniques, researchers have investigated how gut inflammation develops. They come to a worrying conclusion about probiotics.
Low-carb diet plans often involve a lot of meat. However, there are plenty of low-carb options for vegetarian and vegan people. Learn more here.
Stroke risk depends on many factors, some of which are genetic and some lifestyle-related. So, can lifestyle changes outweigh the genetic risk?
Heartburn and gas often occur together, but one does not cause the other. Certain dietary behaviors, such as eating too much too quickly, can cause them to appear at the same time. Treating the underlying problem with lifestyle changes or home remedies will often resolve both symptoms. Learn more here.
Some foods and beverages, including beans, whole grains, and fizzy beverages, can lead to gas and bloating. In this article, we look at a range of these foods and explain why they increase gas. We also cover ways to reduce gas and beneficial foods to eat.
Two new studies find tiny pieces of plastic, or microplastics, in stool and table salt samples from across the globe. What does this mean for our health?
Potatoes are a starchy vegetable that can raise blood sugar levels. However, people with diabetes can still enjoy potatoes as part of a healthful diet. Learn more here.
Fasting before taking a cholesterol test used to be standard practice. Now, some doctors recommend that people do not fast before taking the test. Here, learn more about when people should fast before a cholesterol test, how long to fast for, and what the test results mean.
We tend to assume that eating organic food is good for our health. A recent, large-scale study looks more closely at whether it might reduce cancer risk.
Normal discharge during pregnancy is clear or white and is known as leukorrhea. Other colors of discharge may indicate yeast infections, a sexually transmitted infection, or more serious issues needing medical attention. Here, learn what the various colors of vaginal discharge mean during pregnancy.
Increasing numbers of people are choosing to give up dairy for their health or other reasons. Learn about alternatives to milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, and more.
Lion’s mane mushrooms may offer some health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, boosting immune function, and improving cognitive health. People can cook with the mushrooms or take supplements. There are no known side effects, and they should be safe for most people to eat in moderation. Learn more here.
The hCG diet combines using a human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone supplement and restricting food intake to 500 calories a day. However, hCG weight loss products are illegal in the United States, and there is no evidence to show that the diet is safe or effective. Learn more here.
Feeling tired after eating is usually a natural biological response. Certain types of food and the size and timing of meals can all affect a person's energy levels. Learn more here.