Eating For Diabetes
Dairy often gets a bad rap. Some think it causes bloating or gas. Others think it's inflammatory. The truth is dairy can be part of a healthy diet. The Dietary Guidelines recommend three servings of dairy a day.
But now Italian researchers have discovered that eating certain animal products -- including dairy -- could ...Read more
Remember the song "The Skeleton Dance" from your childhood? Here's how it went: "The toe bone's connected to the foot bone, the foot bone's connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bone's connected to the leg bone."
Researchers have found the same thing applies to our heart and brain -- they're connected. It seems all our body is connected, from ...Read more
Whole Grains to Your Health
September is National Whole Grains month, a time to celebrate the nutrition that eating whole grains -- over refined grains -- has to offer.
But what exactly is a whole grain? A whole grain contains three parts: the bran, the germ and the endosperm (refined grains only contain the endosperm). The bran and germ help ...Read more
Fruits and Vegetables to Your Health
This is National Fruits & Veggies Month -- a great time to boost your intake and improve your health at the same time. Collectively, fruits and vegetables give a boost to our minds, our bodies and our souls. While we often single out certain ones as superfoods -- blueberries, strawberries, pomegranates, ...Read more
A new study finds eating a healthy breakfast -- together at home -- goes a long way to help your children's psychosocial health.
We already know that eating a healthy breakfast is important to help children's cognitive scores at school. This study found eating a healthy breakfast was just as important for children's behaviors.
In the study ...Read more
Constipation is one of those subjects we usually only discuss with close friends. But if you suffer from it, you're not alone. Some 63 million Americans experience the inability to empty their bowels regularly. Having three or fewer bowel movements a week is an indicator of constipation. Left unresolved, it can lead to discomfort and pain, as ...Read more
We've all heard plenty about our gut microbiome and how important it is to good health. What you may not have heard is that exercise may be as important as any probiotic to build a good gut microbiome.
Just what is our microbiome? Our gut microbiota starts with birth and affects functions throughout the body. Literally trillions of bacteria ...Read more
Healthy eating, working out daily, losing weight -- it's all in the habits, the tiny little habits that add up over time to be big habits.
James Clear, author of "Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results," defines a habit as a routine or behavior that is performed regularly -- and in many cases, automatically. Changes that seem small and...Read more
The Importance of Iron
I see quite a few patients who are low in iron. Without adequate iron, they feel fatigued and lacking in energy, with impaired brain function and a weakened immune system.
They're not alone. Iron deficiency is on the upswing, according to a 2021 study in the Journal of Nutrition. The study found that since 1999 the rates...Read more
Ever wonder how much water you should be drinking daily? The answer depends on a lot of different factors, such as your age, activity level, whether you're pregnant or breastfeeding, the temperature outside, your medications, your health, the food you eat and even whether you have access to air conditioning.
The U.S. National Academies of ...Read more
You probably know that extra salt isn't healthy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day. Most of us get upwards of 3,300 milligrams per day. It's true that most of that sodium comes from processed foods like hot dogs, bacon, sausage, canned foods, condiments, cheese, pickles and chips.
If you're like me, you worry about the men in your life developing prostate cancer, just like they worry about the women in their life developing breast cancer.
While our genes play a big role in the risk for prostate cancer, a new study finds a healthy lifestyle can make a difference in whether you die from it. Researchers found that among men...Read more
Is it really possible to eat healthy on a budget? With rising grocery costs, it may seem like doing the impossible.
According to a recent survey by The Hartman Group, some 85% of consumers have noticed food costs rising. Over half of those people say rising prices have impacted their ability to purchase foods, beverages and other grocery items....Read more