If you watch television, you probably notice frequent ads for diabetes medications—but, if you have diabetes, how do you know if those medications would work better for you than what you are currently taking? The answer: Discuss all of the medication options with your doctor, who can explain the risks
Colorectal cancer remains one of the most curable cancers—if it’s detected early. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently renewed its advice stating that screening for colorectal cancers should begin at age 50 and continue to at least age 75.
For people age 76 to 85, the USPSTF noted
Stores now offer a wide array of bread alternatives, including pita pockets, sandwich thins, flatbreads, and tortillas that are perfect for sandwiches.
Follow the same strategy when choosing bread alternatives as you do when selecting the healthiest loaves of bread: Review the Nutrition Facts labels and ingredient lists.
Check the Flour First
Don’t be misled by the “pre” in prediabetes—even though the condition is not yet full-blown diabetes, it’s likely to become so if you ignore it.
Prediabetes and diabetes occur because you have too much glucose (sugar) in your blood. Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, helps transport glucose from your
Q: I’ve heard that exercise can be a natural antidepressant. Is that really true?
A: Yes, it is true. One of the best health choices you can make is to exercise regularly. Not only is exercise a natural antidepressant, it also may protect you against getting depression or having a depressive
Red Meat Consumption and Colorectal Cancer
Lifestyle factors like red meat consumption and smoking are associated with an increased risk of polyps, small growths in the colon that can develop into colorectal cancer. Further, a study that appeared Nov. 15, 2016 in the journal Gut revealed that eating red meat is
Energy drinks, energy bars, candy, and processed snacks fill the grocery and convenience store shelves and promise to provide quick and delicious energy. The problem with many of these products is that the boost of energy relies on refined grains, sugar, and caffeine. While these choices can provide a quick
The folklore. A wallflower among root vegetables, the parsnip has a history of fluctuating in and out of vogue. Though early history confused parsnips and carrots as the same vegetable, parsnips are believed to be native to the East Mediterranean and have been cultivated for at least 2,000 years. Both
You’ve likely heard of antioxidants, even if you’re not sure what they do. They’re frequently touted on food packages, such as nutrition bars and breakfast cereals, not to mention in promotions of the latest “superfoods” and a host of dietary supplements. The marketing of such products, however, is a bit