No Appendix? Your Gut Might Need Extra TLC

Appendicitis is essentially inflammation and infection of the appendix. One of the main symptoms of this condition is excruciating abdominal pain.

Why Lentil Soup May Be Better than Chicken Soup

As the weather gets cooler, curling up on the couch with a hot bowl of soup sounds so inviting.

Forget the Cornbread. Try Polenta!

As we approach the holidays and cooler weather, many of us may be tempted to start turning to our favorite comfort foods: mac n’ cheese, mashed potatoes, apple pie, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and more. One of my personal favorite comfort foods is cornbread, which sometimes has a lot of added sugar and butter.

Is Nori the New B12 Shot? (Maybe for Vegetarians)

It is not uncommon for some vegetarians and vegans to be deficient in vitamin B12. Main sources of this vitamin are found in animal products, like meat and eggs.

Reduce Gum Disease With These Critical Nutrients

If your dentist or dental hygienist has told you that you have gum disease, or that you’re at risk for developing it, you’re not alone. Various studies estimate that more than 90 percent of the U.S. population suffers from chronic, ordinary gingivitis.

Broccoli Your Way to a Better Gut

I have a confession to make. I hate the taste of broccoli. It pains me to admit this, because I love filling my plate with as many fresh fruits and vegetables as I can. Not only do I enjoy the taste of most of these healthy foods, but I also get great satisfaction knowing that every time I eat them I am helping protect my body from a variety of diseases. But broccoli just does not seem to agree with my taste buds, so I have been avoiding it.

Reasons to Make the Switch to Brown Rice for Good

For a long time prior to turning 40, I was mostly familiar with and ate white rice. I can still recall many dishes like curried goat and white rice, oxtails and white rice, white rice and peas/beans and the list goes on. This was the rice that my mom cooked with my meals, and as a young child, I had no basis to question her decision.

Check Out These Cool Health Benefits of Cucumbers

The cucumber, a regular visitor in your side salad, is actually considered a fruit. But whether you call cucumbers fruits or veggies, is beside the point. They are packed with a ton of nutrients, so it is well worth our while to make the effort to include them in our diet.

Vitamin D Is Breathing New Life into Asthma Treatment

I think cancer and heart disease are on most of our health alert radars. And sometimes we may forget about conditions, like asthma, which on the surface may not seem very life-threatening. But let’s face it, if you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.

Why We’re Crying Tears of Joy About the Health Benefits of Onions

Onions. They are known for being the veggie that makes you cry and gives you bad breath. But before you steer clear of this smelly veggie, consider that this pungent, bulbous vegetable is packed with potentially unexpected health benefits.

13 Reasons Why You Should be Watching Your Waistline

You may not know it, but there are 13 reasons why you should be watching your waistline.

Take Your Health to the Next Level with the Power of Ginger

Ginger root, more commonly called ginger, is a flowering plant believed to have originated in southeastern Asia. It was reportedly introduced to Jamaica in 1525, which may explain why many Jamaican dishes incorporate this delicious, aromatic spice. You may be familiar with Jamaican ginger beer, a refreshing non-alcoholic drink that can be enjoyed alone or used as a cocktail mixer.

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