Tag: metabolic syndrome

5. Reducing the Risk of Common Conditions

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes represent a major health problem in the United States. They account for approximately 86 percent of all healthcare costs and are frequently associated with a significant reduc-tion in quality of life. The CDC reports that roughly half of

1. Food for Life

There are many reasons to eat healthfully. For some people, it may be about preventing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, while for others, it may be about maintaining an ideal body weight or even just feeling more energized. Fundamentally, though, a healthy diet is critical to providing your

What Causes Gallstones?

What Causes Gallstones?

Gallstones are solid deposits in the gallbladder, a small pear-shaped organ that sits beneath the liver. The gallbladder has a simple function: to store and concentrate bile, a digestive enzyme made by the liver. In the United States, between 1 and 3 percent of adults develop gallstones each year and

High-Energy Diet: 5 Ways to Fuel Your Body

High-Energy Diet: 5 Ways to Fuel Your Body

Our bodies, as many say, are like cars; they need the right kind of fuel to run well. That means an energy diet that provides the proper vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep your strength steady throughout the day.

You may already adhere to a high-energy diet. But if you find

3. Stress Symptoms and Diagnosis.

Everyone experiences stress differently. What one person considers a catastrophic problem, another might see as an invigorating challenge. One thing we all have in common: the marks that chronic stress leave behind on our bodies and minds. From shrinking brains to inflamed arteries in the heart, stress can leave a

Food Storage and Fatty Liver

Heavy drinking can cause the liver to accumulate fat, but a growing number of people who drink little or even no alcohol are developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). About one-third of Americans have NAFLD, and the prevalence is dramatically higher in people with obesity (up to 90 percent) and

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