It looks like a butterfly, but when your thyroid is diseased, it can sting you like a bee. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism, and when it’s dysfunctional, the result is a cascade of symptoms that can affect nearly every system in your body. And, according to the
You Might Need More
Most Americans get plenty of protein, despite the marketing hype suggesting otherwise, but an emerging scientific consensus says older adults may need even more. Evidence also is mounting that the timing of older adults’ protein consumption may be important; the traditional, protein-heavy dinner might need to give
Q. Because I’ve read about health benefits from green tea and coffee, I’ve taken to adding a teaspoonful of ground coffee beans and the contents of a green tea bag to my oatmeal. Is that equivalent to, or maybe even better than, drinking a cup of coffee and a cup
Q. You frequently emphasize the importance of fish in one’s diet. I eat little fish but do eat significant amounts of shrimp and crabmeat. Does this qualify?
A. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans made this distinction: “Seafood is a large category of marine animals that live in the sea and in freshwater
The humble egg has been on a roll lately. First, the US Department of Agriculture recalculated the amount of dietary cholesterol in a typical large egg downward—from 215 to 185 milligrams—and vitamin D upward (to 41 IU, 10% of the Daily Value). Then, earlier this year, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory
You may be wondering, “how much iodine do I need?” Learn how much iodine to take daily, and which foods high in iodine you should be adding to your diet.
Seaweed, algae, sea vegetables—no matter what you call them, these plants from the sea have been a delicious, nutritious part of our diet for centuries. Grown in the mineral-dense environment of the sea, they are packed with nutrients such as iodine, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and phytochemicals. There
Although thyroid hormone replacement is sometimes needed to get the thyroid gland—the body’s chief metabolism regulator—working properly, other times it falls down on the job because it’s not getting the nutrients it needs. In addition, certain dietary substances can interfere with thyroid function.
Gluten and Thyroid Disease
Gluten, the protein in wheat,
Whether we are aware of it or not, our skin is engaged in an around-the-clock fight against forces from within and without. Regardless of the direction from which they come, if these conditions, disorders, and diseases prevail, even on a temporary basis, the results can be painful and unsightly. Box
Eggs are a good source of protein and other nutrients, but, for many years, people were advised to limit their egg intake because the yolks are high in cholesterol. However, researchers have recently found that the cholesterol in the foods you consume has very little to do with your blood