You May Drop Pounds With Keto, But It Could Cost You Your Health

If you hop on Instagram and do a search with #keto, you will come across more than 23 million posts. Many of these posts feature beautiful, fit people showcasing appetizing looking low carb, high fat meals with animal protein such as chicken, steak and even processed meats such as bacon and salami. Bread and high sugar fruits such as pineapple are pretty much forbidden, and full-fat dairy is more than welcome.

A Low-Fiber Diet May Not Be So Gut Friendly, Even If You Are Not Obese

I bet if I asked what is the most important role of fiber, many of you would say to help you go to the bathroom! And that is one of the reasons why dietary fiber is so important. But there’s also a lot more to fiber.

Fasting May Be Beneficial, But Here Are Some Details You May Want to Know

There are many famous people who endorse intermittent fasting. Apparently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey skips breakfast and lunch and only eats dinner (between the hours of 6:30pm and 9pm). "During the day, I feel so much more focused," he said during a podcast, according to People Magazine. "You have this very focused point of mind in terms of this drive. The time back from breakfast and lunch allowed me to focus more on what my day is."

Vitamin K Just Gave You More Reasons to Eat Your Green, Leafy Vegetables

Vitamin K (not to be confused with the cereal of a similar name!), was discovered in 1929 and got its moniker of vitamin K from the German word "Koagulationsvitamin" since it was originally identified as having an important role in our blood’s ability to clot after an injury like a cut. (Clotting prevents excessive internal or external bleeding). 

Do You Have “White Coat Hypertension?” Here’s How You Can Be Proactive

I think we can all agree that although very necessary, going to the doctor may not exactly be a fun experience. For some, it can be outright anxiety-inducing. It may even cause a rise in blood pressure. A team of Italian researchers recently conducted a study, published by the American Heart Association, which found that certain lab results may differ depending on whether a doctor is present or not.

Vaccines Can’t Do It Alone - How To Help Them Protect Our Health

There is really positive and exciting news these days about the expanding availability of a variety of vaccines designed to help protect us from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 disease. Many healthcare experts are saying – and we are all hoping – the world may finally be close to turning the corner in combating a disease that disproportionately affects boomers.

Boomers And The Risks of “Polypharmacy”

Many people may not know that prescribed medications have potential side effects. But knowing about the side effects of medications, as well as how they may interact with each other, is very important information – especially for boomers.

Get Rid Of That Sweet Tooth. Your Cells May Thank You!

We all know that consuming too much sugar is not good for us. For example, you probably realize that eating a lot of sugar increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Despite this, it’s hard for many of us to reduce the amount of sugar from our daily diets. It tastes good, delivers a jolt of energy, is readily available in so many foods and is very addicting (some doctors say just as addicting as drugs).

Never Wait To Feel Thirsty Before You Hydrate

Hiking is one of my favorite ways to get outside and get some exercise, but lately I have been extremely cautious due to the heat. It does not take long for dehydration and heatstroke to take over.

I Experienced My First Eye Floater. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Recently, I saw a cobweb type circle in my right eye. I had never experienced this before, so I did what most people do when they have an unfamiliar ailment. I “Googled” it. “Dr. Google” (which, by the way, should never serve as your main healthcare provider) said that it was likely an eye floater, and when I went to my actual eye doctor and underwent an x-ray it was confirmed that I did indeed have an eye floater.

A Year Of Aerobic Exercise May Keep Alzheimer’s At Bay

So many people have been affected by Alzheimers disease! A few of the famous ones include Charles Bronson, Sean Connery, Peter Falk, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan, Rosa Parks and Rita Hayworth. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.

This Truth About Fat May Be Hard to Digest

Many people believe that we can look at a person and assess whether he or she has too much body fat. It is safe to assume that an obese person may have an excessive amount of body fat. On the other hand, not all skinny or “healthy weight” people are metabolically healthy.

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