As someone who’s had five surgeries in the past six years (a result of my hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome), I know a thing or two about scars—namely, that they can be an eyesore. For years, I’ve struggled to find a scar treatment that works to minimize their appearance. From vitamin
Superfoods are aptly named because their rich nutrients—including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and disease-fighting phytochemicals—provide numerous health benefits. They have been linked with reducing inflammation and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and lowering your risk of a heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers.
Superfoods are found in whole grains, protein, and fruit, but
It can be tempting to skip or skimp on breakfast, but even if you don’t eat first thing upon waking, it still is an important meal to work into your morning.
“Malnutrition is a problem as we age and not eating breakfast may make that worse,” says registered dietitian Erin Morse,
Q: I have been watching my diet and exercising. I weigh myself once a week and have seen a steady loss. But this week, I weighed in the day after eating sushi and saw a two-pound weight gain. Is sushi fattening?
A: Sushi is generally a low-fat and low-calorie food if
Lutein is just one of the more than 600 phytochemicals in the carotenoid family. These compounds are pigments that give plants their orange, yellow, and red hues, but they are more than just good looking: carotenoids, including lutein, have antioxidant and other health-promoting properties. “What makes lutein unique among the
The International Headache Society (IHS) defines migraine as a headache disorder with recurrent attacks (at least five) that last from 4 to 72 hours, are associated with nausea and/or sensitivity to light and sound, and also have at least two of four other characteristics including: pain that is of moderate
Many people with high blood pressure find that exercise (see our article on p6) and dietary modifications help control the condition. But if lifestyle measures are ineffective, medications also may be needed. Diuretics (often called water pills) are commonly prescribed as initial drug therapy, and also are used to help
All foods have a certain number of calories within a given amount or volume and this can be expressed as their Energy Density (ED). The ED of any food is based on its content of air, fiber, water, and fat.
Foods containing more air, fiber, or water such as vegetables, fruits,
Q: I think I might be allergic to nightshade vegetables. What are the symptoms?
A: It’s rare but not impossible to have an allergy to edible nightshades. It’s more common to have an intolerance to them.
Nightshade vegetables—which include bell peppers, cayenne or chili peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, white potatoes, and goji berries—gained their
From peppery to sweet, curly to smooth, greens are good and good for you.
“They are one of the healthiest foods we can consume,” says Erin Morse, chief clinical dietitian, UCLA Medical Center. “They are low in calories, nutrient dense, and there’s so much variety.”
Lovely green leaves can be so much more