It’s #MeatlessMonday, so let’s be meat free today. Did you know that if you go meatless every Monday for a year (52 days total), you may reduce your risk for certain diseases including cancer, heart disease and more?
Sunlight exposure has many health benefits, including vitamin D and mood elevation. But it may also have unwanted effects like sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.
Summer is coming to a close soon. Why not end it the right way with a delicious, hydrating fruit like the cantaloupe? This sweet melon is almost like the honey dew melon – except for the flesh inside is orange and not green. Incredibly popular in the U.S., it would be no surprise if the cantaloupe landed on your top list of favorite fruits!
We sometimes feel pressured to lose weight, so we can look a certain way. But my opinion is that we need to focus less on losing weight and more on losing fat!
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard recently died at the age of 73. He died of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
I recently came across the phrase “Meatless Monday” and wondered what it was about. So I decided to do some research.
As a child, I was always told I needed calcium for strong bones. So, I drank lots of milk and made sure to eat foods rich in this mineral. As an adult, I took calcium supplements. I figured I was doing what I was supposed to be doing from a nutritional standpoint in order to protect my bones.
Sweet potatoes, not to be confused with yams, have been cultivated for thousands of years. These root vegetables are believed to have originated in Central and South America. North Carolina, which is now the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the United States, claims the sweet potato as their state vegetable.
Typically, hypertension is diagnosed by measuring your blood pressure. A doctor may take many blood pressure readings over time to determine whether you have hypertension. And if the readings fall within a certain range, you may be diagnosed as hypertensive and perhaps prescribed medications to treat the hypertension.
There are six types of nutrients that our body needs to survive. They are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. We have provided a wealth of information about minerals, because they appear to be the least discussed. But today, we are going to talk about water.
Senator John McCain’s recent announcement of surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor and appearance on television with his scars still very visible while on the floor of the U.S. Senate, have renewed interest and concern about tumors, especially regarding brain cancer.
Over my lifetime, I may have been prescribed antibiotics after dental surgery or to treat a bronchial infection. And I have always been instructed to take the full course of antibiotics prescribed, in order to reduce the likelihood of further infection and prevent the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria.