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7. Smart Choices in the Dairy Case

Not so long ago—probably when you were growing up—everyone drank milk. Recent years, however, have seen a sharp decline in the popularity of milk as a meal-time beverage. Non-dairy beverages made from soy, rice, almonds, coconuts, and cashews have gained market share. At the same time, the popularity of yogurt,

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Protein is an essential component of any healthy dietary pattern. Your body uses protein to build, maintain, and repair bones, muscles, and skin, and it’s a key ingredient in hemoglobin, a substance in blood that delivers oxygen throughout your body. Protein also provides the material to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies,

Are Postmenopausal Symptoms Disrupting Your Life?

Millions of women suffer from post-menopausal symptoms such as itchy vaginal dryness, thinning vaginal walls that can cause intercourse to be painful, and mild incontinence triggered by a mere laugh or sneeze. These and other annoying issues are collectively referred to as “genitourinary syndrome of menopause” or GSM. These symptoms

Breast Cancer Surgery: Your Options

Breast cancer treatment has made great strides in the last decade, with the development of new drugs and studies that have helped refine the use of radiation therapy. Individual treatment plans depend on the type of breast cancer you have, how advanced the disease is, and your overall health status

The Role of Inflammation in Fatigue

The Role of Inflammation in Fatigue

As a doctor, I hear this question a lot. When a patient asks me, “Why am I tired all the time?” I think of inflammation. It may surprise you, as it does many of my patients, that you could have a problem with inflammation and not even…

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Moderation in all things, the proverb advises—except fruits and vegetables. You’d be hard-pressed to find a nutritionist who speaks ill of plant foods. They are the bedrock of a heart-healthy diet, whatever its form. And the more the better, with few exceptions. If you want to live a longer, healthier

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

The soybean is an annual legume within the pea family. It contains edible seeds that are a rich source of complete protein (complete protein contains all the essential amino acids our body requires for good health). In the United States, the majority of soybean crops are genetically modified for resistance against

6. Dairy Do’s and Don’ts

Dairy Debates
The role of dairy products in a healthy eating pattern has been increasingly controversial. In recent years, there has been a sharp decline in the traditional role of milk as a meal-time beverage. Non-dairy beverages made from soy, almonds, coconuts, and cashews have gained market share. At the same

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