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Ask the Doctor: Sources of Potassium; Eyelid Surgery

Q: I know bananas are rich in potassium, but I don’t like them. Why do I need potassium, and can I get it from other foods?

A: Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte that the body needs for proper nerve transmission, muscle contraction, and kidney and heart function. Adults need 4,700 milligrams

Beyond Weight Loss: Other Measures of Progress

When you embark on food and lifestyle changes with health in mind, what defines “success”? For many people, weight loss is the primary marker of change they focus on. But weight change is only one possible outcome of improvements to nutrition, physical activity and self-care—whole-body health is another.

Eating foods that

Top Essential Oils for Skin

Top Essential Oils for Skin

It can be daunting to find the best essential oils for skin care when you consider that there are at least 90 essential oils with over 1,500 combinations that can be recommended for dermatological use. It could literally take years of mixing and matching oils to find the perfect combination

2. Aging’s Effects on Sleep

If you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or don’t wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, you’re not alone. As we age, sleep patterns become more fragmented and we wake up more easily—two factors that often prevent us from getting a good seven to nine hours of sleep each

8. What’s in a Name? Heart-Healthy Diet Plans

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans holds up three U.S. Food & Drug Administration–approved models of healthy eating:

Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern
Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern
Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern

The Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern is based on foods Americans typically consume: vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and protein.
The Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern is similar

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Moderation in all things, the proverb advises—except fruits and vegetables. You’d be hard-pressed to find a nutritionist who speaks ill of plant foods. They are the bedrock of a heart-healthy diet, whatever its form. And the more the better, with few exceptions. If you want to live a longer, healthier

3. Other Skin Conditions

Imagine that you have been offered a promotion. You work for a company that manufactures one of the most complex, sophisticated products known to man. The product weighs about six pounds and covers 20 square feet. It has multiple functions, millions of moving parts, can easily be damaged, and has

2. Why You Don’t Sleep Like You Used To

Most experts agree that adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night to maintain their health. Unfortunately, many older adults have problems falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting quality sleep. Sleep becomes more fragmented as we age, and we’re more easily roused—two factors that often prevent us from

Eat Your Way to Better Skin

You know the age-old saying: you are what you eat—and if we’re talking about complexion, the path to youthful looking skin might be through your stomach. Scientists are uncovering a number of nutrients found in certain foods that can help lessen the signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and dryness.

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