Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
The results of recent research on honey have the nutrition world a-buzzing. Honey has joined the ranks of foods like chocolate, coffee, and eggs—foods once considered sinful that have recently been proven healthy (in moderation, of course). The... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
Anyone had good experiences using amino acid supplements? I just started using a supplement yesterday. I did feel more pep during my workout, and I finally pushed through a plateau, but what are the long-term benefits?... Read more
I was working on my food plan for tomorrow so I could get groceries tonight and notice folic acid was reading a nice big "0" even though I knew I had folate rich foods in the list.
Tried a couple different foods (asparagus, mustard greens) to se... Read more
Lately, I've had some coughing fits and noticed yesterday that it often happens after lunch, especially if I eat a lot quickly before an appointment. 10 to 15 minutes later, it mostly stops. My new doctor said it might be acid reflux even though I do... Read more
I have found that Baby Carrots are a perfect snack- they make the great crunch sound, they can't be eaten too fast, they have some great nutrients and are fairly low in calories. they have a little bit of sweetness from the natural sugar in them an... Read more
Looking for a sweetener that is actually nutritious? As the last possible extraction of the cane in refining sugar, it is the richest in nutrients of the sugar-related products!Could help with:varicose veins, arthritis, ulcers, dermatitis, hair dama... Read more
Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids... Read more
In 1992, “Lorenzo’s Oil” was a heart warming hit at the box office starring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon, who portrayed sympathetic parents who searched for a treatment for their son Lorenzo, who suffered from ALD (adrenoleukodystr... Read more
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