Over the years, several studies have shown that the incidence of osteoporosis in Europe is lower in the Mediterranean region. It is hypothesized that the traditional Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables…
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Treating a dopamine deficiency can help you take back your health! How? First, you need to understand that depression is a disease that can be caused by a dopamine deficiency. In many cases, it is caused by actual physiologic changes in your brain.
Therefore, when you feel depressed, don’t think
Every year, millions of Americans are hit by cold, flu, and other respiratory infections. While the common cold will rarely cause serious complications, the flu and other infections—such as Legionnaire’s, pneumococcus, and mycoplasma—can lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications, especially in the young, the elderly, and the chronically sick.
Type 1 diabetes is currently not preventable, though research focused on what causes it may one day lead to preventative measures. For type 2 and gestational diabetes, however, many of the treatment options involving lifestyle changes can help delay or even prevent diabetes. Here, we offer four lifestyle tips on
“Why am I always hungry?” Is that a question you often ask yourself, even after meals? Feeling hungry after eating could be due to leptin resistance. Leptin, a hormone produced by body fat, controls whether or not you feel full after eating.
Someone with normal leptin function will not feel hunger
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
Mealtime can be a relaxing break from a busy day, a time to nourish your body and catch up with loved ones or friends. But the grocery shopping, meal preparation, and even the eating experience itself can feel stressful. Trying to please all the palates in your home can be
Fractures Linked to Body-Wide Losses in Bone Density
According to research conducted at University of California-Davis, breaking a bone is associated with a subsequent reduction in bone density throughout the body. The researchers analyzed data collected over a 20-year period from older women who were participants in the Study of Osteoporotic
Want to reduce your risk of cancer? Cut back on processed foods that are high in rapidly-digested sugar, such as sodas, cookies, and other sweets, says Lewis Cantley, MD, director of the Meyer Cancer Center of Weill Cornell Medicine.
According to Dr. Cantley, there are several links between sugar and cancer.
According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), 20 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are related to poor dietary choices and lack of exercise. So what should we eat, and what should we avoid? News outlets and the internet are full of (sometimes conflicting) reports claiming links