It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even treat your anxiety or depression. But an explosion of research into the fascinating world of the gut-brain connection is showing just that. We now know that you can
Known as America’s favorite vegetable, potatoes are beloved for their versatility, their compatibility with other foods, and their ability to be transformed into two of America’s favorite junk foods. And although sweet potatoes aren’t as popular, they’re perceived to be a healthier alternative to white potatoes because of their lower
Red Meat Triples Chemical Linked to Heart Disease
A diet rich in red meat, compared to white meat or plant-based protein, triples the levels of Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a chemical linked to heart disease, researchers say. TMAO seems to increase risk of clot-related events, like heart attack and stroke. Study participants
You must know a lot of people with prediabetes. You might even have it yourself. Approximately one in three American adults has the symptomless disorder that puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Only about 12% of people with prediabetes know they have it.
You’ve undoubtedly heard about Coenzyme Q10 or saw a bottle in the supplement aisle at your local pharmacy. But what is it and what does it do? EN takes a closer look with a spotlight on this popular supplement.
Overview: Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone or CoQ10, is a compound
Dietitians and other health professionals are regularly asked about supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and others). Most frequently asked is “Should I take a vitamin and mineral supplement?” followed closely by “Can you tell me exactly what to take?” My friends, these are loaded and tricky questions because (like most
Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard of cures for sleep apnea over the past 25 years. But
The health benefits of kimchi, the traditional mix of fermented vegetables that is an indispensable component of Korean cuisine, are just beginning to be uncovered by modern scientific research
It’s no surprise that fruits and vegetables play a dominant role in brain-healthy patterns of eating, just as they do in healthy diets for your body as a whole. But it may be that eating fruits and vegetables helps protect your brain beyond general health benefits. Specific types of produce
A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood after you have not eaten for at least eight hours. Checking for an ideal fasting blood sugar is one of the most commonly performed tests to check for prediabetes and type 2