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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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What home remedies can stop flatulence?

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:00
Although passing gas is a normal bodily function, some people may be concerned that they do so excessively. There are many steps that can help to reduce flatulence, including dietary changes and supplements. In this article, we look at 12 steps that could help reduce farting, and when excess gas may be more worrying.

Could eating fish stave off Parkinson's disease?

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:00
We know that eating fish protects brain health. A new study identifies the protein responsible for this and explains how it fights 'Parkinson's protein.'

Is telogen effluvium reversible?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:00
Telogen effluvium is a form of temporary hair loss that usually happens several months after a person experiences a traumatic event or stress. The hair usually regrows within 6 to 9 months. In this article, learn more about causes, treatments, and tips for recovery, including dietary changes and lifestyle habits.

Best 40 foods for vitamin K

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:00
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that helps the body clot blood, build strong bones, and keep the heart healthy. In this article, we look at foods to eat to increase vitamin K intake, including kale, spinach, other leafy greens, some dairy products, and natto. Learn about the difference between vitamin K-1 and K-2.

How vitamin D protects against type 2 diabetes

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:00
A new study suggests that vitamin D deficiency is tied to a five times greater risk of type 2 diabetes compared with levels well above the healthy minimum.

What are the benefits of barley water?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 08:00
Barley is a great source of fiber and contains many other essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, and selenium. In this article, we look at the benefits of barley water and how to make this nutritious beverage.

Is apple cider vinegar good or bad for diarrhea?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 08:00
Apple cider vinegar has recently been touted as a cure-all for many ailments, including diarrhea. However, this common household ingredient is highly acidic and can cause stomach problems in some people. In this article, learn about the potential risks and benefits of apple cider vinegar for diarrhea.

Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:00
In the most detailed study of its type, researchers demonstrate that artificial sweeteners damage blood vessels and may increase diabetes risk.

Could gut bacteria cause joint pain?

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:00
A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health.

How to make yourself fart

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:00
Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed.

What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when on a low-fiber diet, as well as tips on how to get adequate nutrients.

What can you eat on a low-carb diet?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00
Lots of people try to lose weight by reducing their intake of carbohydrates. To ensure the diet is a success, it is essential to understand what carbs you can and cannot eat. Find out what to eat, what to avoid, and how to incorporate exercise. This article outlines some of the essential low-carb diet tips here.

Ways to stop heart palpitations

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:00
Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to stop heart palpitations at home and when to see a doctor.

Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:00
New research suggests that eating breakfast later may drive a preference for late rising and retiring, which is linked to higher BMI in type 2 diabetes.

Nut lovers rejoice: Your favorite snack protects your heart

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:00
Nuts are widely considered beneficial to the heart. A new study dives deeper into the specifics and finds out exactly what nuts can do for our tickers.

What foods are high in protein?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:00
Eating a high protein diet can help people to lose fat and build muscle. By reducing intake of other types of food, such as carbohydrates and fats, it is possible to experience a range of health benefits that can include feeling fuller after eating. Many sources of protein provide additional nutrients as well.

How do you gain weight quickly and safely?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:00
Doctors may recommend gaining weight to athletes and people who weigh too little. We describe 19 foods that can help a person to gain weight quickly and boost overall health. We also explore the evidence behind foods traditionally used for weight gain, such as red meat, eggs, and protein shakes. Learn more here.

Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:00
Researchers find that certain iron supplements — called ferric citrate and ferric EDTA — increase the levels of a cancer biomarker.

How to get rid of trapped gas

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:00
Gas pain can be uncomfortable, or so severe that it can interrupt daily activities. Luckily, plenty of simple home remedies can bring relief. Quitting smoking and avoiding certain foods may also help. Here, learn 20 easy ways to relieve mild to severe gas pain at home. We also address when a person should see a doctor.

How long will it take me to lose 10 pounds?

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:00
Is it possible to safely lose 10 pounds in a week? There are many ways to lose weight, but most require a much longer timeframe. The most successful diets involve lifestyle changes, healthful eating, and exercise. Losing weight quickly may be dangerous and anybody wanting to lose weight rapidly must talk to a doctor.

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