The American Heart Association suggest that advice on what to eat should specify healthful eating patterns rather than just say 'eat a variety of foods.'
People's nails can say a lot about their health. Nail abnormalities are common, affecting the shape, thickness, or color of the nails. In this article, we look at possible abnormalities that affect the fingernails or toenails, with a picture guide. We discuss how to maintain good nail health and when to see a doctor.
A mouse study finds that the liver becomes insulin resistant in the early stages of a ketogenic diet. Insulin resistance raises risk of type 2 diabetes.
Many people consume cranberry juice for its health benefits. These include benefits for a person’s heart health, preventing infections, and better post-menopausal health. Side effects include potential interactions with medications and acid reflux. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of cranberry juice here.
According to a recent study, eating a diet that includes more soy protein could strengthen the bones of women, regardless of reproductive status.
A small study links probiotic use to brain fog, abdominal distension, bloating, and gas, likely due to too much D-lactic acid and small intestine bacteria.
Many people choose to follow a low-carb diet. This means eating out can be a challenge. It is especially true of fast food restaurants. There are, though, many alternatives and substitutes that people can select, which allows them to stick to their diet. Learn more about what fast foods you can eat on a low-carb diet.
Exercise is beneficial for overall health. To get the most effective exercise, it is necessary to have good nutrition. There is a range of things to eat right after a workout that will help in specific fitness goals. It is also essential to eat to recover energy levels. Learn more about what to eat after a workout.
Many women are not aware that they are pregnant until they have missed a period. However, some may notice signs and symptoms earlier than this, possibly as early as 5 days past ovulation (DPO). In this article, we discuss what is happening at 5 DPO, what to expect, and when to take a pregnancy test.
Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the scientific evidence behind the benefits of goji berries here.
Have you ever been curious about introducing insects into your diet? New research suggests that eating crickets could help boost your gut health.
Explosive diarrhea is a forceful form of loose or liquid stool. This severe type of diarrhea can result from infection, food intolerance, or certain medications, among other causes. In this article, learn about the factors responsible for explosive diarrhea, how to treat it, and when to see a doctor.
As gut bacteria digest fiber, they produce short-chain fatty acids. A new study finds that these molecules protect the gut against the ravages of stress.
Vitamin D draws a great deal of scientific attention. In this Spotlight, we delve into recent research and explore the vitamin's disease-fighting powers.
Food plays a vital role in nutrition and keeping the mind in its healthiest state. People respond in a variety of ways to different foods, but there are some foods that are known to reduce anxiety. These include eggs, brazil nuts, fatty-fish, yogurt, and dark chocolate. Learn more about anxiety-reducing foods here.
Many sensations and tastes can occur suddenly or linger in the mouth. One of these is a soapy taste. This may have many causes, including consuming contaminated food or drink, some medications, genetics, and even anxiety. Seeing a doctor may be necessary if the taste continues. Learn more here.
Many people worry that drinking coffee may cause cancer. This is because roasted coffee beans contain acrylamide, a substance that experts classify as a probable carcinogen. However, there are also claims that drinking coffee may prevent certain types of cancer. Here, we examine the link between coffee and cancer.
Coffee lovers may have extra reasons to rejoice, researchers say. Their beverage of choice has been repeatedly linked with a lower risk of all-cause death.
Metabolism is the process the body uses to break down food and nutrients for energy, as well as to support different body functions. What people eat, including vitamins and minerals, affects their metabolism. In this article, learn what to eat to promote a healthy metabolism and weight control.
Acne is a common skin condition. While many myths surround the diet's impact on acne, some scientific evidence suggests that a person may be able to fight breakouts by consuming high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and avoiding certain foods, such as dairy products. Learn more about the anti-acne diet here.