Inflammation is a hot topic these days. With so many people suffering from chronic diseases, we are all looking for ways to reduce our risk. It turns out that diet is a major risk factor for inflammation and chronic disease. This fact has many people asking, “What anti-inflammatory foods should
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Your body is mostly water. Water is essential to life: It transports nutrients, lubricates your joints, keeps body tissues moist, helps digest food, enables the kidneys to remove waste products from the body in urine, and maintains normal blood pressure and circulation. During exercise, water helps keep your body temperature
Physical activity is essential for everyone. It improves mood, reduces stress, and can even help decrease the pain of osteoarthritis. In fact, there are few diseases or conditions for which exercise hasn’t shown some positive impact. Multiple studies over the years have provided further evidence to these benefits. For example,
What Is Stress?
Stress is a highly subjective term, which makes defining it a challenge (or, as some would say, stressful). In short, stress is a mostly physical response to a perceived threat or pressure. Vaile Wright, director of research and special projects at the American Psy-chological Association, puts it like
There are two types of Alzheimer’s disease—early-onset and late-onset. Both types have a genetic component. So is Alzheimer’s hereditary? First, keep in mind that this is a very complex disease. Though your risk is higher if you have a family history of the disease, it does not mean you definitely
You may look silly sitting in your living room at night wearing orange-colored glasses, but a growing number of people are willing to put up with the teasing that these blue light blocking glasses are likely to provoke. The trend seems likely to expand as evidence for the dangers of
Q. I have been told my fatigue and reduced libido may be due to low testosterone levels. My doctor has suggested a testosterone-boosting drug, but aren’t there safety concerns associated with these drugs?
A. Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, and the decrease is associated with problems such as diabetes, depression,
Without fluids, you could live only a few days. Water transports nutrients, lubricates joints and body tissues, facilitates digestion, enables your kidneys to remove waste products from your body in urine, maintains blood pressure and circulation, and helps preserve normal body temperature through sweating.
The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) specify that