Tag: digestion

Should You Try to Raise Your HDL?

For many years, the formula for better heart health has included measures to reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol while at the same time increasing the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in their circulating blood.

And while a high level of LDL—the so-called “bad” cholesterol—continues to be recognized

Ask the Doctor: Radiation Therapy; Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Q: I’m about to start radiation therapy after cancer surgery. What are the possible side effects that might occur?

A: The most common side effects from radiation therapy are fatigue, changes in the skin, hair loss, and eating/digestion problems. Radiation has different effects on different patients, so, until your treatment begins,

Strategies for Managing Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a type of natural sugar in milk. During digestion, lactose is normally broken down by lactase, an enzyme that is produced in the small intestine. However, some people are deficient in lactase, so they have difficulty digesting lactose, a condition referred to as “lactose intolerance,” or LI. LI

Ask the Doctor: Hand Tremors; Lactose Intolerance; Knee Surgery

Q: My hands shake sometimes and I am concerned that it might be Parkinson’s disease. What are some other telltale signs?

A: Tremors or shaking in the hands, arms, legs, jaw and even the face are common motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. Other motor symptoms include stiffness in the arms, legs and

Mastering Appetite Control

It’s all too common for people to go on weight loss diets but give up because their appetite is surging. Sadly, many people regain much of the weight they’ve worked so hard to lose. It may not be due to weak willpower, though. Rather, your body may be producing powerful

Ask the Experts: Raw Milk Safety; Yohimbe Supplements Reviewed

Q: Is raw milk cheese good for you?

A: Europeans have been eating raw milk cheeses for centuries without much concern about contracting a foodborne illness. Raw milk contains many pathogens, magnified in some cases by poor treatment of the animal and poor sanitation. Pathogens found in raw milk such as

5 Amazing Oregano Oil Benefits

5 Amazing Oregano Oil Benefits

Oregano oil is truly a remarkable little miracle herb. Research studies confirm oregano oil benefits a variety of conditions. But the most impressive use of oregano oil is the ability to fight a variety of infections. Oregano oil is such a powerful home remedy, it may very well be the

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