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
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
Is a good night’s sleep eluding you?
Tossing and turning the whole night through,
Drowsiness, fatigue, a lack of sleep,
There is more help than just counting sheep.
There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more... 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
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... 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
Check your prescriptions! Is it your name? Is the refill the same ! Is the dosage what your doctor told you? Recently a pharmacy filled the correct Med. but the wrong person, and the same pharmacy misread the doctor's writing and filled the medi... Read more
Tonic Water Temperance?My doctor told me to drink tonic water with quinine to help soothe leg cramps. But I have read that the drug quinine is no longer FDA-approved for anything except malaria because of safety concerns. Should I be worried about... Read more
Whether it’s the kids waking up with coughs or your co-worker sneezing every five minutes at the desk next to yours, the winter months might have you feeling as though the germ-filled walls are closing in around you with no escape in sight. But... Read more
When it comes to healthy eating, most people tend to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. However, herbs and spices can also provide astounding health benefits. Learn how herbs like sage can improve your health and delight your taste&nbs... Read more
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