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
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The military diet is an increasingly popular fad diet for fast weight loss—and if you adhere to it, you likely will lose some weight quickly. Supporters of the military diet claim you’ll take off “up to 10 pounds” in seven days. By contrast, most nutritionists recommend a maximum weight loss
Many women and men diagnosed with osteoporosis are immediately prescribed prescription drugs which, they discover sooner or later, can have difficult-to-tolerate side effects as well as frightening long-term risks. This realization leads many individuals with osteoporosis to ask, “Can osteoporosis be reversed without drugs?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for
Cushing’s disease is caused by excess cortisol in the blood. It’s rare: According to the National Institutes of Health, only 40 to 70 people out of one million have Cushing’s disease. Most are women between the ages of 30 and 50, but men and even children also get Cushing’s disease.
While you may already know that dark leafy greens—like kale or spinach—are some of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, it’s unlikely you’re aware of a compound in these veggies that acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Swedish researchers recently discovered that sac-like structures called thylakoids, which are abundant
Next to water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world. And, because of its link to several health benefits, there are more brands and flavors of bottled, packaged teas today than ever before.
“Tea contains antioxidants (specifically, polyphenols) that are associated with a lower risk of many types
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
What is functional medicine? Why does it work so well? Should you seek out a functional medicine practitioner for your specific health challenge? If so, how you can find a doctor who practices functional medicine?
A GOOD MOOD CAN BOOST BRAIN PERFORMANCE
New research suggests that boosting the mood of older people may boost their brainpower as well. Researchers recruited a group of 46 adults aged 63 to 85 and invited them into the lab for cognitive tests. Half of the group received a thank-you note
Fruits provide slow-digesting carbs, various types of fiber, and a host of vitamins, including A, C, E, and K plus several B vitamins. Fruits also provide many important minerals, including calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and copper, along with a cornucopia of phytochemicals. Among plant foods, fruits are especially high in