The statistics on vitamin and other dietary supplement use in the United States are staggering, and the numbers appear to be on the rise. A 2016 CRN Consumer Survey showed the percentage of Americans taking dietary supplements—everything from multi-vitamins to “brain vitamins” to calcium pills to weight-loss supplements—to be at
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Locally-grown goodies await you at farmers’ markets across the country. While you’re picking up staples like green beans, tomatoes and strawberries, consider trying other nutritious, farm-fresh fare that’s new to you.
“Incorporating a variety of vegetables and fruits in your diet is important because each provides a different array and amounts
Herbs and spices have long been used for culinary purposes as well as medicinal reasons. But one herb in particular ranks high above the rest when it comes to lowering cholesterol naturally: oregano.
Oregano was first used by the ancient Greek physicians who prescribed it for a variety of ailments. In
Natural diuretics are herbs or other plants used for their effect on the urinary tract and fluid balance. Diuretics are primarily used to eliminate excess fluid from body tissues, to flush the urinary tract in the treatment of urinary infections, and in detoxification of the body via increased excretion of
Gastritis is inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. Stomach inflammation, discomfort and gastritis pain can occur suddenly (acute) lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks.
When searching for the causes of gastritis pain and discomfort look for these common symptoms
Q. What are lectins, and should we avoid beans, seeds and grains since they contain lectins?
A. George S. Ellmore, PhD, an associate professor in the department of biology at Tufts University, responds: “A lawyer might answer this question with, ‘It depends.’ Lectins are proteins from plants used to store nitrogen
Research finds that half of seniors aren’t getting the recommended nutrients. Revamping your diet and taking supplements can put you back on track. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most older adults are able to consume all of the nutrients they need via a healthy and varied
New treatment guidelines issued for skin abscesses caused by MRSA
As methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cases have increased dramatically over the decade, so have the number of skin abscesses that characterize these infections. Now, researchers from UCLA have issued updated guidelines outlining the best ways to treat and manage these abscesses.
Cod liver oil is rich in omega-3s and vitamin D, making it beneficial to health in numerous ways. But watch out: cod liver oil can also contain toxic levels of vitamin A.