Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap. But if you’re at risk for any
What is myoclonus? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, myoclonus “refers to sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles.” It is a symptom, not a disease, affecting 8.6 people per 100,000 in its more serious presentations. A myoclonic twitch or a myoclonic jerk—when
You will gain benefits from eating just about any type of vegetable; here’s more information on what are considered to be the healthiest vegetables.
Asparagus provides more folic acid per serving than any other vegetable, which is especially important for women who are pregnant because it can decrease the chances of
You don’t need to guzzle cups of coffee or take an energy shot at lunch just to be able to make it to 5:00 P.M. Instead, address fatigue causes at the source by snacking on foods that are rich in these 4 energy-boosting nutrients.
Q: My doctor diagnosed my sudden leg weakness as a medication-related magnesium deficiency. What medications can cause deficiencies?
A: Nutritional deficiencies are a common and under-recognized side effect of many medications. Here are some of the most common offenders:
ACE inhibitors, used to treat hypertension, deplete zinc.
Aluminum antacids and calcium carbonate,
Herb Shows Neuroprotective Properties
An extract of the herb yerba santa appears to have neuroprotective properties that could one day lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in February in Redox Biology.
While testing 400 different plant extracts and flavonoids, researchers from the Salk Institute discovered that yerba
Q: Can one eat ground flax seed and/or walnuts instead of fish for good heart health?
A: Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Fish and shellfish contain the long-chain
There are natural compounds found in many healthy foods—including leafy greens, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains—that have been thought to potentially decrease the nutritional value of these foods. Sometimes called “anti-nutrients,” these compounds may bind with specific vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients, limiting their absorption by the body. “Anti-nutrients
Healthy bone is a balancing act. Our bodies continually remove older bone and replace it with new. As adults, if we lose bone at too fast a rate, replace it at too slow a rate, or both, the result is osteoporosis—weak, porous bones that fracture easily. The National Osteoporosis Foundation
The Folklore. Turmeric is trending high these days, especially in the wellness world. Curries, golden milk lattes, and a hip smoothie and juice bar boost, this sunny yellow spice is making headlines with its culinary, nutrition, and health accolades. Nearly 4,000 years old, turmeric is native to India and has