You are probably pretty familiar with what a kidney stone is. It is essentially buildup (a clump) of waste in the urinary tract that may cause an obstruction and a lot of pain. But another type of buildup/obstruction that you might not know much about is called a bezoar.
It’s the holidays. And I’m not trying to be Scrooge by discussing not so jolly topics such as obesity and diabetes, but the truth is we have to be mindful and proactive about these issues.
To eat red meat or not to eat red meat? That is the question, and it seems like the question that will never have a definitive answer! Whether you’re a meat-eater or not, you’ve probably heard or read that regularly consuming red meat may increase your chance of developing heart disease.
Black veganism. To some, this may sound like an oxymoron. Why? Well many people may assume that a black/African American vegan is actually very rare.
Part of what I love most about my job is that I get to learn about different health issues and educate the public about them. The pH Labs team and I really pride ourselves on creating a safe online community where members can share their health obstacles and receive feedback on how they can be proactive about them.
Now that we are in full blown holiday mode and the new year is quickly approaching, overindulgence in unhealthy foods and maybe adult beverages is likely taking hold. We tell ourselves that we’ll “get back on the wagon” in the new year, but why wait? Or at the very least start incorporating some simple healthy habits right now.
From Thanksgiving until the New Year, temptations to eat things we normally would never have in our homes, let alone consume, confront us. It’s almost as if the world were conspiring to undo all we have accomplished by making unhealthy fats, sodium and empty calories as attractive as possible. And many of us will fall prey to the “come on, it's the holidays” argument.
When we think of a child suffering from malnutrition, we usually have the image of a child who has stunted growth or is significantly underweight. We usually don’t think of average weight children as suffering from malnutrition – and even less so if they are overweight or obese. After all, these latter groups are clearly getting enough calories (and perhaps too many given the ongoing childhood obesity epidemic).
Salads are so easy to make!And what a great way to get plenty of nutrient-rich leafy greens, veggies and healthy fats such as avocado and nuts in just one dish.
Minerals are, in many ways, the unheralded and often forgotten heroes of keeping our bodies functioning at their best. While the nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins and fats may be better well known, minerals are equally vital for helping us get and stay healthy.
Recently, something caught my attention at the local health food store. I was taking a stroll through the supplement aisle and noticed an acerola cherry supplement. I was intrigued, because the bottle of the supplement advertised that it was extremely rich in vitamin C.
Now that we are in the thick of fall and winter will be here before we know it, I’m on the hunt for hearty but healthy foods I can add to my shopping list for home cooked meals. I recently came across millet in the same aisle of the grocery store where I get my quinoa and brown rice. I didn’t know much about millet, so I did some research.
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