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Healthy Skin from the Inside Out

It’s said that you are what you eat, and that is especially true when it comes to your skin. Diet and nutrition can directly affect the health and appearance of your body’s largest organ.

Here is a look at how increasing your intake of some nutrients—and reducing your intake of others—can

Hypertension Linked to Frequent Dining Out

Dining out can be convenient, festive or just a chance to eat something a little different. But patronizing restaurants too often can also be bad for the heart. Research suggests that there’s a strong association between high blood pressure and frequent restaurant visits.

“The connection is sodium,” says dietitian Kate Patton,

What Common Drugs May Interfere With Your Heart Medications?

You might think that taking a simple cold medicine is pretty harmless, even if you take other medications for high blood pressure or other cardiovascular conditions.

But over-the-counter (OTC) medications designed to treat cold and flu symptoms may wind up causing you much greater health problems than a seasonal virus.

“There is

Improve Three Key Health Numbers with Diet

Many decisions you make are influenced by numbers, such as your credit score, percentage rates, the prices of goods and services, and even the temperature and time of day. Your health is no different: Key numbers that provide information about your health and can influence choices you make include blood

A Food Journal Can Help You Manage a Number of Health Issues

Keeping a food journal is inexpensive and easy—and it can help you attain several health goals, such as losing weight, managing diabetes or hypertension, and identifying the source of intestinal symptoms.
“Keeping a food journal is a pretty standard recommendation dietitians have been making for ages. One of the reasons it

Osteoporosis Guidelines – Low Salt Diet or Not?

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with low bone density or osteoporosis? If so, you’ve possibly been told by your doctor to follow a low-sodium diet. And, if you’ve tried to make your food choices by how much salt they contain…

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