Fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, difficulty concentrating… Does this describe YOU, yet your thyroid labs are normal? If so, you may have the autoimmune disorder, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, where your immune system attacks your thyroid.
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Q: I have chronic kidney disease. I’m not supposed to eat foods high in potassium or phosphorus, but I’m not sure which foods I can have. Can you suggest which foods I should and shouldn’t eat?
A: Potassium and phosphorus are important nutrients. Potassium helps your muscles—including your heart and lungs—work
As we mentioned in Chapter 1, stress differs for everyone. What someone might see as a non-event (kids arguing over a toy, for instance), another might view as a heart-pounding, tension-inducing annoyance. The one thing we can agree on: Stress exists, and it doesn’t always feel good. While its causes
Do you feel like you’re missing the energy, motivation, and concentration you once had? Maybe you’ve stopped doing activities that you used to enjoy and you’re spending more time alone. Or, perhaps you’ve gained weight, have trouble sleeping, or often have an upset stomach. What all of these have in
A healthful dietary pattern will give you the energy you need to optimally fuel activity, and the nutrients you need to get the maximum benefit from your exercise. If you don’t regularly fuel your body with nutritious foods, you’ll be at greater risk of fatigue, injury, and illness. Nutrients, such
If you’re female, you have a significantly increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA)—about 75 percent of people with RA are women.
“While it is well known that RA is more common in women than in men, the reason for this is not understood,” says Susan Goodman, MD, a rheumatologist at
Dementia causes can be a mystery, but there’s no doubt the condition is too prevalent. About 5.4 million Americans are thought to have some degree of dementia, and its destructive effects on our cognitive abilities come at huge cost to our overall wellbeing—and that of our loved ones.
Nutrition Gives You an Edge
Healthy eating habits can help keep you energized and ready to be active. What, when, and how much you eat can greatly affect your ability to perform different physical activities, not to mention your ability to maintain good health. The composition of your meals and snacks,
As with other mental disorders, the difference between just having a bad day, or week, or month, and truly suffering from depression is the duration of symptoms and level of impairment. As such, it helps to consider different levels and how we define them.
Depression Symptoms of MDD
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD),
Of the number of American adults who screen positive for depression, only 29 percent, or about one-third, receive treatment; conversely, many who are treated do not screen positive, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine online, Aug. 29, 2016. Nevertheless, there has been a substantial increase in the