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6. Evaluating Brain Supplement Claims

If you watch much television, you’ve no doubt wondered whether your brain might get a boost from a protein “originally found in jellyfish.” Touted as the top-selling supplement in the amorphous category of “brain health,” the jellyfish-protein pills are likened to supplements you may already be taking for your heart

8. Diseases and Disorders of the Small Intestine

The small intestine—which is about 22 feet long—is where much of the digestion process takes place as nutrients are broken down into sugar, amino acids, and fatty acids before they enter the bloodstream. Here is a look at some of the conditions that can affect the health of the small

6. Fiber-Rich Grains Aid Healthy Aging

A component found in many plant foods that has been linked with being disease- and disability-free in older age might surprise you: It’s dietary fiber. Researchers who followed some 1,600 initially healthy people, ages 49 and older, for 10 years reported that those with the highest intake of fiber had

Celiac Diet Basics: Combining “Safe” with “Delicious”

Celiac Diet Basics: Combining “Safe” with “Delicious”

The month of May—recognized as Celiac Disease Awareness Month—draws attention to this misunderstood disease. But those who eat a celiac diet all year ’round know too well the challenges—and I can relate. When I was 18 months old, I was diagnosed with celiac disease (CD)—a digestive disorder that affects approximately

5. Whole Grains and Fiber

Fiber from Grains
The recommended amount of fiber is 25 grams per day for women ages 18 to 50 and 38 grams for men ages 18 to 50. Calorie needs decrease as you get older, and so does the recommendation for fiber; for women and men over age 50, it drops

8. Diseases and Disorders of the Small Intestine

The small intestine—which is about 22 feet long—is where nutrients are broken down into sugar, amino acids, and fatty acids before they enter the bloodstream.
Lactose Intolerance
During normal digestion, the small intestine breaks down lactose (the predominant sugar found in milk) into glucose, a form that can be absorbed into the

Foods That Stop Diarrhea

Foods That Stop Diarrhea

Diarrhea is not a topic of choice at the dinner table. Nonetheless, it is a common condition that affects many people. An estimated 179 million acute cases occur each year, and 5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from chronic diarrhea. Diet may help control this condition, as we’ll discuss

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