Your metabolism encompasses all the chemical processes through which cells produce energy and compounds (like hormones) needed to keep your body running. A cluster of metabolic risk factors raises your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. They may occur independently, … Read More
Bloating, flatulence, cramps, diarrhea, and fullness? You may have SIBO, an overgrowth of bacteria in your upper intestines. If so, some counterintuitive changes in your diet can help. Let’s explore the SIBO diet.
The health-conscious among us will be aware of this simple fact: The … Read More
No matter where you live, what country you’re from, or what your economic status is, legumes most likely a play a significant role in your family’s daily diet. And no wonder—legumes are abundant, easy to find, economical, and, most importantly, very healthy. What’s not so well known is what the … Read More
Take this to heart: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the U.S. Luckily, lifestyle factors such as weight management, regular physical activity, and a good heart-healthy diet plan can help … Read More
Your heart is part of your cardiovascular system, which also includes all of the arteries that transport oxygenated blood from your heart throughout your body, and the veins that transport blood back to your heart. Many cardiovascular diseases and events—including coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease Read More
My goal as a doctor is to help my patients become healthy and stay that way. For many patients, that involves losing weight. Educating my patients about the real underlying causes of weight gain, teaching them about nutrition, and working with them to lose weight—focusing on healthy weight … Read More
The combination of that bulging muffin-top, those sore joints, and your lack of energy signals the pressing need to lose weight. Turning yourself into a calorie counter might help, but wouldn’t a respected weight-loss diet get you there more easily? So shouldn't you adopt one of those "best diet" plans?
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When everything is going right, your heart “speaks” to you in a slow and rhythmic beat. Do you know how to recognize its call for help during a heart attack? Although a heart attack can sometimes appear suddenly and without previous symptoms, usually that tireless engine that powers … Read More
Timing and planning may mean everything when it comes to following a heart-healthy diet plan. That’s the message of a American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement. The more thoughtful you are not only about what you eat but when and how often, the AHA advises, the more … Read More
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that causes symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and intestinal bleeding. Both Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) fall under this category, and these conditions can greatly … Read More