The Folklore. One of the few fruits native to North America, blueberries have been coveted by Native Americans for hundreds of years. Native tribes called them “star berries” for the five-point “star” at the blossom end of the berry. The berries were believed to protect children from famine, ease the
Stinging eyes, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, and eye fatigue: these are just some of the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye syndrome. People with dry eyes don’t produce enough tears, or they produce poor-quality tears, so their eyes don’t stay properly moisturized. The result is irritation and discomfort in the
Vitamin D deficiency symptoms have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer. Here’s a list of 10 of the most common Vitamin D deficiency symptoms:
Bone softening (low bone density) or fractures
Fatigue and generalized weakness
Muscle cramps and weakness
Joint pain (most noticeable in the back
Maligned for years by dieters and the popular press, white potatoes have been blamed for increasing overweight, obesity, and type 2 diabetes risk. Could the world’s third largest food crop, behind rice and wheat, truly be the culprit of ill health? EN takes a closer look at the science.
Many of us can recall the excitement of opening our lunch boxes at school and discovering that our mother packed our favorite sandwich—peanut butter and jelly. That unmistakable combination of creamy, sweet, and sometimes crunchy flavor is an American childhood favorite. And even if you’re no longer eating PB&J sandwiches
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has garnered a great deal of attention from diet and nutrition experts in recent years due to its nutrition profile. Quinoa is actually a seed, although it’s commonly referred to as a grain for obvious reasons (quinoa seeds are grain-like in size, texture, and consistency when cooked).
What is vascular dementia? It refers to a spectrum of cognitive impairments resulting from damage to blood vessels in the brain.
Stroke, either a significant singular stroke or multiple smaller strokes, is a major cause of vascular dementia (VaD), but any disease process that damages blood vessels in the brain
If you think you’ll be missing out on a host of nutrients if you eat vegetarian or vegan, think again: Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate if they are appropriately planned, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans tend to
Americans, especially postmenopausal women, are encouraged to get enough calcium to build and maintain healthy bones, but some research suggests that too much calcium could compromise heart health by increasing calcification in coronary arteries.
However, no one argues the importance of calcium: Muscles, nerves, veins, arteries, enzymes, and hormones all depend
Q: A probiotic supplement claimed it supports the health of teeth and gums. Do these really help?
A: Carole Palmer, EdD, RD, a professor at Tufts’ University School of Dental Medicine and the Friedman School, assisted by Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center dietetic interns Cara D’Anello and Lydia Fernandes, responds: “Our