gastrointestinal

Maltitol: What You Should Know

A lot of people want to decrease their sugar intake, and with good reason; too much sugar can increase your chances of dementia, contribute to osteoporosis, and more. But are artificial sweeteners, such as maltitol, the way to go? There are a multitude of alternatives to sugar, including stevia, agave, … Read More

Turmeric Benefits May Lower LDL Cholesterol

If you want to lower LDL naturally, the answer may lie in your spice rack. Turmeric is the Indian spice that gives curry its golden color. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind for cholesterol health, research indicates turmeric's benefits include that it is one … Read More

Early Flu Symptoms: Common Warning Signs—and How to React

Every year, between 5 percent and 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the influenza virus, tens of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands die from flu-related illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Therefore, it’s critically important to recognize the first symptoms of flu—and seek medical attention quickly. Waiting for … Read More

Is Ice Cream Bad for You?

It happened just like that. You sat on the couch, spoon in hand, to enjoy a few spoonfuls of your favorite ice cream. Suddenly, you were staring down the barrel of an empty carton, with remnants of Rocky Road splattered on your chin. “Not again,” you cried. As you pondered … Read More

What Keeps You Up at Night? 6 Ways to Beat Insomnia

You no doubt have found yourself tossing and turning at night, failing to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. If that sounds too familiar and happens too frequently, you may be suffering from insomnia. Any insomnia definition describes an inability to fall asleep. However, the condition—which effects an estimated 60 … Read More

4 Jet Lag Remedies to Ease Your Holiday Travels

The holidays are a time for family, food, relaxation, and oftentimes, travel. I, for one, don’t look forward to long travel days or the repercussions of disruptions to my regular schedule. Sleepiness, headaches, and gastrointestinal problems can all be symptoms of jet lag. The more time zones you cross, the … Read More

Foods to Avoid with Heartburn

If you suffer from chronic heartburn, certain foods may be to blame. But the foods that trigger heartburn in one person can be different than the foods that cause heartburn symptoms in another person. So how do you figure out which foods to avoid with heartburn? Based on research conducted … Read More

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