Tag: diabetes and hypertension

4. Hydration

Why You Need Water
Without water, you can live only a few days. No other nutrient is as essential to the body. Between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s body weight is water. Water plays critical roles in your body, such as transporting nutrients, lubricating joints and body tissues, facilitating

Q&A: Kidney Disease Diets; Curry; Mackerel Recipes; Red Grape Juice

Q. Can you advise me about a diet for the management of chronic kidney disease?
A. Jeanne P. Goldberg, PhD, Friedman School professor and director of the Nutrition Communication Program, responds: “A useful answer to your question would require considerably more information about your specific condition and that goes beyond the

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Some plant foods contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and healthy fats, along with a significant amount of protein. Studies suggest that adopting a plant-based diet lowers your risk of chronic disease and extends your life. Many health experts recommend including a few meatless meals that contain high-protein foods from plant

Of Pain and Purines: Lower Your Uric Acid to Ward Off Gout Flare-Ups

Of Pain and Purines: Lower Your Uric Acid to Ward Off Gout Flare-Ups

Purines. Everybody has them, and nearly everyone consumes them. Purines are natural substances found in your body’s tissues and in a wide array of foods. Moreover, they’re the precursors to uric acid, which forms when your body metabolizes purines.
Just as a heart attack may result from high cholesterol and other

Q&A: Cognitive Decline; Flu Season

Q. How can I help protect my brain against cognitive decline?
A. There are many ways you can help prevent brain aging and cognitive decline. We are only now learning from recent research that cognitive decline may in fact be a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices that can be avoided.  Some

Q&A: Gout Attack; Prehypertension; Medication; Stroke Risk

Q. I just had my first gout attack, which was extremely painful. How can I prevent another attack? Should I follow any particular diet?
A. Many people don’t realize that gout is a form of arthritis. An attack of gout causes severe pain, redness, tenderness, warmth, and inflammation, and usually manifests

Treat Depression Before it Harms Your Heart

It has long been observed that individuals with cardiovascular problems have an elevated risk for major depression that can interfere with their treatment and recovery. Now, in a scientific statement published online Feb. 24, 2014 in the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association (AHA) has acknowledged that the association works

Control Factors That Cause Most Chronic Kidney Disease Cases

By now, you’re well aware that diabetes and high blood pressure are leading cardiovascular risk factors.

What you might not realize is that while increasing your odds of heart attack and stroke, diabetes and hypertension are also the major causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). If you’re like many people, you’re

How to Protect Against the Top 4 Men’s Health Concerns

Your dinner plate can work for you, or against you. While chronic diseases may feel random or inevitable, it’s increasingly clear that what you eat can play a role in reducing or promoting disease. Here are EN’s tips on how to fight disease with your fork.

TAKEAWAY TIPS

“Include a vegetable and

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