Hot summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. Too much of a good thing, though, requires caution: If you become too hot—easy to do during record-setting heat waves—you run the risk of risk of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? It’s defined as a condition in which you’re no longer able
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If you’ve ever experienced stomach pain after taking down a glass a milk or found yourself running to the bathroom after a bowl of ice cream, you may be experiencing dairy intolerance symptoms.
Dairy intolerance symptoms are typically stomach-related as your body fails to properly digest the dairy product you consumed.
If you have a list of foods that you regularly avoid because they cause nausea, hives, swelling, cramping, gas, or diarrhea, it’s natural to assume that you’re suffering from a food allergy. But it may not be what it seems. While some of these reactions are distinctly related to allergies,
Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in his or her lifetime. Anxiety is a normal response. When you’re faced with a stressful situation, such as a car accident or a job interview, your body’s automatic “fight or flight” mechanism is triggered, producing hormones such as epinephrine and cortisol. These chemicals
We hear about food recalls in the media all the time. They are definitely worth paying attention to, and they are more serious than we might realize. Being affected by contaminated food is certainly not fun, and sadly, it affects a large number of people across the globe. The Centers
Occasional anxiety is normal—in fact it can be helpful when it alerts you to pay attention (when you’re about to take a test, for example) or take action (if you’re about to step on a snake, for example). Anxiety disorders, however, involve a more chronic fear or worry that interferes
Everyone knows that we need proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, but we often forget about fiber in the healthy eating equation. Fiber occurs naturally in foods that come from plants. Interestingly, we don’t actually digest fiber, yet it has been shown to be extremely beneficial for gut health. At
Decades of scientific evidence have made clear two important health and fitness issues: 1) At some point—probably in our mid-30s—we begin to lose muscle mass, muscle strength, and muscle function if we don’t engage in a program of strength training that involves all of the body’s major muscle groups. 2)
Irritable-bowel syndrome usually starts in early adulthood, and it affects women more often than men.
Irritable-bowel syndrome does not permanently damage the intestines, nor does it lead to serious diseases, such as cancer. No one knows what causes IBS. It cannot be traced to any single condition, but research suggests that