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Dietary needs change throughout life, from eating well during pregnancy to getting the correct nutrients as you get older. Eating a well-balanced diet can reduce your risk of various diseases and help you maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can lead to serious health problems, such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Certain foods have numerous health benefits and can give your wellbeing a boost.
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Natural remedies for constipation

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:00
We look at some possible natural alternatives to laxatives for people looking to have a bowel movement. We also look at when to see a doctor.

How do I stop stress eating?

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:00
A look at emotional eating when people use food to cope with emotions, such as stress. Included is detail on the causes and common triggers to avoid.

Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:00
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular.

What is the apple cider vinegar detox?

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 08:00
A look at the apple cider vinegar detox, which is a popular cleansing diet. Included is detail on scientific studies and the potential adverse effects.

Can't keep the weight off? This may be why

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 03:00
Our bodies don't take well to repeated dieting, which they perceive as potentially dangerous. One protein, however, may be key to preventing weight loss.

Going vegan could prevent type 2 diabetes

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:00
Researchers have found that adopting a vegan diet has the potential to prevent type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight or obese.

What are sugar alcohols?

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:00
Learn all about sugar alcohols, a substitute for sugar. We look at their uses, possible benefits and risks, and how they differ from standard sugars.

Is it safe to drink raw water?

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:00
Drinking raw water is a relatively new health phenomenon, but are the rumors about its health benefits true; or is it dangerous? Find out here.

What are the signs of iodine deficiency

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 06:00
A look at the signs of a deficiency in iodine, an important mineral that helps many bodily functions. Included is detail on diagnosis and the causes.

What should you not eat for IBS?

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:00
A look at foods to avoid for IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. Included is detail on alternatives for trigger foods and how to avoid foods when ordering.

What is the truth about clean eating?

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:00
A look at clean eating, a concept where someone avoids artificial foods or additives. Included is detail on the the facts and fiction behind the diet.

Vitamin B-3 could be used to treat Alzheimer's

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:00
New research finds that nicotinamide riboside, which is a form of vitamin B-3, has the potential to treat Alzheimer's. Results in mice are hopeful.

The enzyme that frustrates your weight loss efforts

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
A single enzyme might be key to the body's 'decision' to burn or store fat, says a new study from the University of California. So how can we work with it?

How to stay motivated

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:00
Are you struggling to stay motivated? We've put together some information for you on how to maintain motivation and why it is so important to do so.

What foods should you eat on a ketogenic diet?

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:00
Learn about the foods to eat and avoid when following a ketogenic diet. We also look at some tips for following the diet, and possible side effects.

Eczema elimination diet and foods to eat

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 06:00
Eczema is linked to inflammation in the body, so eating an anti-inflammatory diet may help reduce symptoms. Learn about which foods to eliminate.

Does L-glutamine work for IBS?

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00
A look at L-glutamine for IBS. Included is detail on research into the supposed benefits of the amino acid that the body produces, and whether they help.

How fruit juice affects the gut

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:00
Contrary to widespread belief, a new study finds that fructose, a sugar present in fruit and fruit juice, is primarily processed in the gut, not the liver.

Beer compounds may help to treat metabolic syndrome

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:00
Xanthohumol — a compound found in beer — and two of its hydrogenated derivatives may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome, say researchers.

Can you eat salmon skin?

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 08:00
A look at salmon skin, the skin of the oily fish rich in omega-3’s. Included is detail on the nutritional benefits and the potential risks of eating it.