Sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, is a major problem as people age. It can lead to disability, osteoporosis, falls, hospital stays, and even death. Wondering how to prevent sarcopenia? Taking a few natural steps now can improve muscle health and help maintain autonomy and well-being into
Eczema is common and complicated. It’s not one condition; it’s at least seven. In one form or another, eczema affects more than 30 percent of the U.S. population.
Up to 18 million Americans have symptoms of atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema. Ninety percent of those who get
Have you heard the news? A report released from Standard University this week has a lot of people talking – particularly people who are proponents of conventional foods. The news has caused quite a stir!
As people become more concerned about their personal health, and as plant-based products become tastier and more versatile, meat substitute sales in the United States have continued to grow. The market is estimated to reach $4.54 billion in 2018 and is projected to rise to $6.43 billion by 2023, according
Many of us can recall the excitement of opening our lunch box at school and discovering that Mom packed our favorite sandwich—peanut butter and jelly. That classic combination of creamy, sweet, and sometimes crunchy flavor is an American childhood favorite. And even if you’re no longer eating PB&J sandwiches for
While the percentage of Americans who identify as vegan or vegetarian hasn’t increased in recent years, according to a Gallup poll, the sales of plant-based foods rose 8.1 percent in 2017 and surpassed $3.1 billion, revealing that the number of flexitarians in the country is also on the rise. But
Foods aren’t the only way to get important nutrients as you age—certain beverages also can contribute beneficial nutrients. You can think of these beverages as a form of “liquid plants,” since they are derived from plants and retain many of their sources’ healthy nutrients, especially the phytonutrients. The most convincing
Despite what you might hear from food companies, most Americans get plenty of protein. The picture may be somewhat different for older individuals, however. An emerging scientific consensus says some older adults could benefit from increasing their protein intake beyond the current dietary recommendations. Evidence also is mounting that the
Not so long ago—probably when you were growing up—everyone drank milk. Recent years, however, have seen a sharp decline in the popularity of milk as a meal-time beverage. Non-dairy beverages made from soy, rice, almonds, coconuts, and cashews have gained market share. At the same time, the popularity of yogurt,
A low-carb/high-protein diet for weight loss can be healthy, natural, and nutrient-dense. And, if done right, it can keep you feeling satisfied and even prevent rebound weight gain in the long run.