Did you know you may have historical wonder drugs in your cabinet? And we’re not referring to your medicine cabinet. Herbs and spices have been used as antidotes ever since mankind felt the first pangs of pain and illness. A document called the Ebers Papyrus, dated 1550 BC, reveals a vast array
If your budget isn’t up to a tropical vacation this summer, you can at least take your tastebuds to the tropics with some nutrition-packed choices in the fruit section. Tropical fruits such as guava, kiwifruit, mango and papaya are low-calorie, nutrient-dense options for adding variety to your menus. Although most
If you experience sudden pain in the middle or upper right section of your abdomen, you may be having a gallbladder attack. The pain may last a few minutes to a few hours, and it may lessen or disappear, only to recur. Or, the pain may be located in your
Gallstones Linked To a Higher Risk of Heart Disease
Researchers have found an association between a history of gallstones and an increased risk for developing coronary heart disease (CHD). When researchers analyzed data from three large, long-running U.S. studies that included 225,000 women and 43,000 men, they found that a history
Worried about your gallbladder and gallstones? It helps to understand how the gallbladder operates.
A small, pear-shaped pouch beneath the liver, the gallbladder plays an essential role in maintaining a smooth and healthy digestion. Here’s how it works. First, the liver produces bile (a combination of water, acid, cholesterol, bilirubin,
If you tend to suffer from sharp pain in your upper right abdomen after eating, and the pain radiates to your shoulder blade and back, you may have a gallbladder problem. Older adults are at particular risk, with gallbladder disease one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain
Looking for a way of reducing triglycerides and lowering cholesterol naturally? Consider the orange peel! D-limonene, the essential oil extracted from the rinds of citrus fruits, provides these and other amazing health benefits.
Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located on the right side of your abdomen beneath your liver. Your gallbladder stores bile that is produced by your liver. When you consume foods that contain fat, your gallbladder releases bile into ducts (tubes) that carry the bile to your small intestine,
Because of their pleasing aromas and sweet flavors, regularly eating citrus fruits is certainly a great way to improve your triglyceride and cholesterol numbers. But, which citrus fruits work best to achieve the health benefits?