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Gastritis Diet: Healing the Inside from the Outside

Gastritis Diet: Healing the Inside from the Outside

Gastritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. Can a gastritis diet help relieve symptoms? Fortunately, it can, as we’ll find out below.

First, a word on symptoms of gastritis as well as gastritis causes. Stomach inflammation, discomfort, and gastritis pain can occur suddenly—acute gastritis—and last one

How Probiotics May Benefit Your Health

Probiotics are a hot topic in the world of health and nutrition—but what are they, and what do they do?

“Basically, probiotics are live microorganisms—bacteria or yeasts—that exert beneficial effects on our health,” says Susan Bowerman, MD, RD, co-director of the Center for Human Nutrition at UCLA. “Probiotics are believed to

Is Your B12 Status at Risk?

You may be consuming plenty of vitamin B12. But, is it getting where it needs to go in your body? New research suggests that, even after absorption (which is sometimes poor), genetic variations held by some people may reduce the vitamin’s transport from the intestines to the body’s tissues where

Bone Pain? Consider These Imaging and Screening Options

Bone Pain? Consider These Imaging and Screening Options

If you’ve been feeling bone pain, your doctor may take one look at that stiff, swollen joint or that loss of motion and suspect that what you’ve got is the inevitable onset of age-related osteoarthritis (OA) or the autoimmune disorder that leads to rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
But to refine that diagnosis,

Eating to Fight Peptic Ulcers

People used to say stomach ulcers were caused by too much stress or spicy food, and the best thing to do when the pain flared up was to drink a nice big glass of milk. It turns out everything about that statement was wrong.

What They Are. Peptic ulcers are open

Meeting Your Vitamin B12 Needs

Vitamin B12 is important for maintaining a healthy metabolism. It is also required for red blood cell formation and supports healthy brain and nerve function. In addition, research has linked adequate vitamin B12 levels to a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Studies have shown that taking a supplement

Newsbriefs: Managing Medications; Heartburn Medications

How Well Are You Managing Your Meds?
Many older adults take several daily medications to manage chronic health conditions, and previous research suggests that some find it hard to keep track of their meds. Researchers writing in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined the characteristics of people

Blood Thinners and Your Brain

An estimated six million Americans take blood-thinning medications (antithrombotics) on an outpatient basis each year to prevent the formation in arteries and veins of blood clots that, among other effects, can cause serious brain injury or death.

Yet although these drugs are among the most effective therapies available for preventing heart

Need a Boost? Try Caffeine

It’s well accepted that a dose of caffeine generally improves wakefulness and boosts energy. Now researchers are identifying specific ways in which the stimulant improves brain function and memory, especially in older adults, and may even help protect the brain against disease.

Research published in the September 2014 issue of Neurobiology

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