It’s a logical question to ask if you’re enjoying a glass after a long day at work: Is wine healthy? Research has shown that drinking wine every day—following some important guidelines, of course—may provide adults with multiple health benefits. First, it’s important to keep in mind that the American Heart
You’ve probably heard high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol described as the “good” cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) as the “bad” cholesterol. But when it comes to which type of cholesterol is most important to control, who wins the HDL vs. LDL matchup?
If only it were that simple.
There’s considerable debate in
Of all the natural home remedies your parents or grandparents made you try as kid—whether it was aloe vera or oatmeal or ginger—our guess is that honey was your favorite. Well, it turns out that it’s also a favorite of doctors due to its nourishing and healing properties. But what
When it comes to memory power and concentration, selecting the right brain food is essential, Certain foods have been shown to do a good job of protecting memory and cognition, while it’s equally as important to avoid others.
Although diet isn’t the only factor that affects your brain’s prowess, it’s
If you’ve discovered that you have high triglycerides, it’s important to learn how to lower your levels. How to lower triglycerides? A number of ways are available, but you almost always should begin by using three of the most-researched natural therapies: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and niacin, each of which
Every year in the United States, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and it’s the seventh-leading cause of death, according to the American Diabetes Association. Can diabetes be cured? Let’s first consider the two main types:
Type 1 (or juvenile) diabetesaccounts for 5 percent of all cases.
Older Adults Making Cardiovascular Health Gains
Older adults reduced their risk factors for heart disease and stroke between 1990 and 2010, according to a new study (Aging and Clinical Research, March 22). The study used National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data on adults age 40 and older to estimate
Chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, are leading causes of death. Some research indicates that metabolic issues—metabolic syndrome (MetS)—may be the underlying cause for many of these diseases. Scientists are focusing on how the standard American, or “Western” diet, heavy in processed foods and sugars, is increasingly linked
If garlic isn’t a staple in your kitchen, you might consider making it one: Scientists are uncovering more layers of fascinating medicinal benefits related to this potent member of the onion (Alliaceae) family. With biblical references and a history that dates back to Ancient Egypt and the infamous Greek physician
Diet AND exercise— if you have ever had a blood test showing your cholesterol is high and wondered how to reduce cholesterol without medication, your doctor has likely told you that you need to change your diet AND increase your exercise. This combination is the standard, first line therapy to