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8. Special Health Concerns

Live Better
Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,

5. Maximum Nutrition, Minimal Fuss

Who’s Cooking?
Hands down, when it comes to getting the many different nutrients needed to support physical activity and good health, eating whole foods in forms close to nature trumps eating foods processed in a factory. Unfortunately, as a nation people are cooking less and relying more on packaged convenience foods,

12. 7-Day Sample Menus

Shift to Cooking at Home More Often
Have you gotten out of the habit of cooking meals at home in favor of eating out? Or, are you resorting mostly to boxed foods that require minimal prep work? Cooking from scratch can result in more flavorful and healthful meals than eating dishes

2. Eating To Beat Disease

When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting

Boost Your Immunity With Probiotics

Feed your Gut Bacteria for Immunity

Get more dietary fiber and plant foods. Eat at least 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories—that’s 28 grams for a 2,000 calorie diet. Choose whole, minimally processed grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Read labels. Probiotic foods and supplements are not regulated by

For a A Healthy Brain, Control Blood Glucose Through Diet

Poor dietary choices, being overweight, and being inactive often lead to blood glucose problems. And research suggests that elevated blood glucose levels—in people with or without diabetes—may be linked with cognitive problems. In a study published in the August 8, 2013 issue of New England Journal of Medicine, researchers followed

Elimination Diets Root Out Food Intolerances

Elimination diets are all the rage, as more people look to hidden food intolerances as the source of their ill health. Could your food choices make you sick, tired, moody, constipated, or achy? Could they give you headaches, a rash or make it hard for you to concentrate? Many people

Newsbriefs: Prediabetes; Lifespan

Prediabetes associated with cancer risk
A recent meta-analysis (Diabetologia, September 2014) showed that prediabetes (a condition in which blood glucose is higher than normal but not high enough to qualify as diabetes) is linked with a 15 percent higher risk of cancer. The data, drawn from 891,426 study participants, revealed differing

Dietary Strategies for Digestive Upsets

You may find it uncomfortable to talk about gut issues such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, and bloating, but such symptoms are all too common. An estimated 25 to 30 percent of Americans suffer from digestive problems annually.
Identifying the Problem
“Every person is unique, so it’s important to get to

Managing Carbs to Manage Diabetes

When it comes to diabetes management, few things are more controversial and confusing than carbohydrates, macronutrients found in a variety of foods, such as grains, vegetables, dairy products, sweets, legumes, and fruits. If you have diabetes, you may have heard that carbs are your enemy. But research shows that nutrient-rich

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