“Why am I always hungry?” Is that a question you often ask yourself, even after meals? If so, you could have leptin resistance. Leptin, a hormone produced by body fat, controls whether or not you feel full after eating.
Someone with normal leptin function will feel satisfied after eating until it’s
Fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, difficulty concentrating… Does this describe YOU, yet your thyroid labs are normal? If so, you may have the autoimmune disorder, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, where your immune system attacks your thyroid.
The Folklore. Filberts and hazelnuts (also known as cobnuts and hazels) are different names for the same tree and its small, sphere-shaped nut. The English named it hazelnut, and then French settlers came to call it filbert because the nuts would begin to ripen around August 22, St. Philibert Day.
Diabetes symptoms in men can mirror those in women, but there are some differences, as we discuss here. It helps to first understand what diabetes is: a condition characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, which can lead to a number of serious complications.
In people without diabetes, the pancreas produces the
For both the youthful and the elderly, diseases can be a reality, and they require attention. Many different diseases can affect the human body, but certain ones rank among the most common causes of major illness in older adults. Some of these elderly diseases affect both men and women and
Up to one in five women of reproductive age suffers from polycycstic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormone im-balance that can lead to infertility, diabetes, depression, and increased risk for heart problems. PCOS is named after cyst-like follicles that often form on the ovaries of women with this condition, but these
The prostate gland is a male organ weighing about one ounce and often compared to the size of a walnut or chestnut. It is located in the pelvic region just below the bladder, in front of the rectum, and above the pelvic floor muscles. The primary function of the prostate
Walnuts are one of the oldest tree foods known to man, cultivated as early as 7,000 B.C. Often called the “Persian walnut,” since it’s believed they came from ancient Persia, it soon gained the moniker “English walnut” due to English merchant mariners trading it around the world. Ancient Greeks
A harbinger of spring, the name asparagus (asparagaceae) comes from an old Greek word meaning “stalk or shoot.” The plant is a member of the lily family, which originated in the eastern Mediterranean where it still grows wild. Asparagus was used in traditional medicine to treat all manner of