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5. Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

With obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you may awaken suddenly, with a loud gasp for air, because your upper airway is blocked by the collapse of excess soft tissue in the back of the mouth. It’s like trying to drink through a wet paper straw—you keep sucking on it, but nothing

2. Dietary Patterns

No single food, meal, or even day of eating makes or breaks our path to better nutrition and health. What matters most is what and how much you eat over time. In other words, your overall “dietary pattern.” Your dietary pattern reflects the quantity, proportion, variety of different foods and

From The Editor

Optimal diet and appropriate levels of physical activity are important for all people, but particularly important to those of us who seek to live productive, active, long lives.  Recent research has confirmed that regular exercise, physical-activity participation, and healthy food choices have a robust effect on many of the major

6. Lifestyle: Living Your Best Life

It is never too late to make changes in your lifestyle that can have far-reaching health benefits. The human body can be amazingly resilient, capable of bouncing back from past damage or injury in many instances. Your body can become healthier and more fit at any stage in life if

8. Expand Your Protein Options

Despite what you might hear from food companies, most Americans get plenty of protein. The picture may be somewhat different for older individuals, however. An emerging scientific consensus says some older adults could benefit from increasing their protein intake beyond the current dietary recommendations. Evidence also is mounting that the

3. Smart Eating Strategies for Life

As you’ve read the previous chapters, you might have found yourself thinking, “I’d like to eat a healthier diet that will help me age better, but I’m not sure I can afford it.” It’s a common misconception that eating a nutritious diet, especially one with lots of fruits and vegetables,

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

Cleanse Diets 101: Is a “Detox” a Good Idea?

Cleanse Diets 101: Is a “Detox” a Good Idea?

Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is extremely complex, and scientists believe it to be a vital component of the immune system. The surface lining of the GI tract includes numerous bacteria, immune cells, and nerve cells that largely function to protect us against toxins and foreign invaders. This fascinating gut-immune link

Diabetic Snacks: How to Make Healthy Choices

Diabetic Snacks: How to Make Healthy Choices

In the not-too-distant past, snacking was a critical part of the daily routine for most people with diabetes. This was largely due to the more limited options for insulin therapy, and it meant that many people had to plan their diabetic snacks in order to avoid dangerous episodes of low

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