How to Get Into the Right Rhythm for Wound Healing

Getting injured is never good. But if you do get injured, it is better to do so during the daytime because it might take you a shorter time to recover.

Make It Spicy! An Unusual Approach to Lowering Your Blood Pressure

It’s very easy to lose track of how much sodium you consume on a daily basis, especially if you eat processed foods. ”More than 75 percent of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods like canned soups, lunch meats and frozen dinners,” according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Those Food Allergies May Be More Important Than You Think

According to the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), a food allergy is a medical condition where exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. The immune response is referred to as an allergic reaction, ”because the immune system attacks proteins in the foods that are normally harmless.”

A Strong Case for Increasing Your Fiber Intake (Even if You’ve Been Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer)

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is reportedly the third most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. It was the cancer that took my brother’s life.

It’s Time for Thyme!

Cooking healthy meals at home is a great way to be proactive about your overall health. But with time limitations and hectic schedules, you may feel limited in what you cook and feel like you are preparing the ‘same old’ bland food all the time.

Name Your Sweetener. One of Ours is Stevia!

If your doctor has told you to stay away from sugar or maybe you are just trying to watch your calorie intake, you may have looked into alternative ways to sweeten your morning cup of coffee or tea.

The Secret to Raising Healthy Kids Starts in the Kitchen

The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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.

Do You Play Trick-or-Treat with Your Health?

It’s Halloween time again! And if you really want a good fright, you can do it for free and with far less preparation and effort than you probably put into your Halloween celebrations. All you need to do to be really scared is take a few minutes to look at how many of us take care of our health. The reality is that we may not be doing nearly enough to prevent disease or to better manage any chronic diseases we may already have. We can be doing so much more but don’t, and that is very scary!

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.

Know Your Body Composition, Even If You are Thin

Many people spend countless hours trying to achieve a certain number on a scale, so they can achieve their optimal weight. But an ideal total body weight in pounds generally doesn’t necessarily equate to optimal health. Looking at how much muscle, fat and water is in those pounds will tell you much more about the state of your health and may provide a launching pad for further investigation. For example, if you have what is usually considered to be a very healthy weight with 40 percent body fat and low muscle mass, it’s not your weight that needs to change – it’s your body composition.

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.

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