Health Advice



Advocating avocados

The U.S. imports tons of avocados from Mexico -- and some sources say that more than 2.7 billion pounds of those luscious green berries (yes, they are berries) are consumed by Americans every year, including more than 54 million pounds of guacamole on Super Bowl Sunday. But even so, only about 2% of Americans eat avocados daily or almost daily. ...Read more

Metabolic syndrome can increase your risk of cancer

You've probably heard the old song, "Leg bone's connected to the knee bone, knee bone's connected to the thigh bone." Well, some connections in the body aren't so obvious.

According to a study of more than 44,000 patients, your risk of developing cancer over the next 10 years jumps by 30% if you have metabolic syndrome. It's diagnosed if you ...Read more

Fuel your passion to live longer and happier

When Cynthia Nixon played American poet Emily Dickinson in the 2016 movie "A Quiet Passion," she portrayed the boundless emotional intensity that Dickinson poured into her art. Your passions can be just as artful, because they protect your ability to stay healthy and happy in your body and brain.

A recent review of multiple studies, done by ...Read more

Fast answers about the latest intermittent fasting news

"Maybe," "but" and "if" are useful words when you think maybe something makes sense, but you want to be cautious and you're not sure if it's 100% right. That makes those words very useful when you're peppered with headlines about health news that don't quite add up.

Take the latest data on adults who practice intermittent fasting by eating ...Read more

Go wild

These days, almost 50% of all fish (like salmon, branzino, catfish and rainbow trout), crustaceans (lobster and shrimp) and mollusks (clams and oysters) are farm-raised, not caught in the wild. When done correctly, that can provide a steady supply of many varieties of those tasty proteins that are in ever-decreasing supply in our oceans. But ......Read more

Preventing and controlling autoimmune disease

There are more than 100 autoimmune diseases affecting 50 million Americans and, in general, there are no cures. That, says the Cleveland Clinic, is because we're not sure why your immune system turns on you and attacks healthy cells and tissue, as if they were outside invaders determined to cause sickness. The most common autoimmune conditions ...Read more

Almond joy

While a serving of Almond Joy candy bar delivers 9 grams of saturated fat, 21 grams of sugar and 220 calories -- not a happy outcome -- there's non-stop joy for folks who have obesity if they consume a bit less than 2 ounces a day of plain, raw, unsalted almonds for 12 weeks. That's the conclusion of researchers who pooled data from 37 studies ...Read more

To lose weight and keep it off, don't go it alone

Losing weight -- and keeping it off -- is difficult. More than half of folks who lose a significant amount of weight regain what they lost over the following two years. And most people try to lose weight over and over again. That's frustrating and unhealthy. Yo-yo dieting is associated with increased deposits of plaque in your arteries and the ...Read more

Is your high-fat diet damaging your memory?

If you find yourself thinking, "Fat chance I'll remember that," you may be on to something. If you're part of the 66% of American adults who eat more unhealthy fats than recommended, you may be damaging your memory-related cognition -- and that's especially true if you eat a high-fat diet in the days or weeks leading up to surgery.

That's the ...Read more

In a sour mood? Sauerkraut may be the answer

It may surprise you to find out that Americans eat around 387 million pounds of sauerkraut a year. Or that the U.S. imported more than 20 million pounds of kimchi in 2023 (kimchi is spicy, pickled cabbage from Korea). These tangy fermented foods are increasingly popular -- and they provide more than a gut-loving flavor boost. They boost your ...Read more



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