Omega-3 May Keep Gut Microbiota Diverse and Healthy

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that people who eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more bacterial diversity in the gut, which promotes better overall health.Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids, which means that although we need them to stay healthy, the human body cannot produce them on its own - … Continue reading Omega-3 May Keep Gut Microbiota Diverse and Healthy

The Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief

Constipation is a taboo subject for many people. If you’re too embarrassed to discuss it, know that you are far from alone. Constipation affects about 14% of adults in the United States and accounts for an astounding 3.2 million medical visits every year. It’s a common and widespread issue. Nobody wants to talk about it, … Continue reading The Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief

Flatal Incontinence and Women: What is it and Why does it Happen?

Uncontrollable gas (flatus or flatulent gases) is known as flatal incontinence. This condition is defined as involuntary flatulence at least once or more per week. The big problem: it can happen anywhere. Involuntarily ‘breaking wind’ while at the store, restaurant or at the office creates embarrassing situations. It can erode self-confidence. It can negatively impact one’s relationships. Worse yet, … Continue reading Flatal Incontinence and Women: What is it and Why does it Happen?

When High Cholesterol is Good

Many people think of cholesterol as something that should be as low as possible. After all, high cholesterol is a well-documented risk factor for heart disease.Tens of millions of Americans take cholesterol-lowering drugs or should be taking them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, cholesterol levels are more complicated than that. High-density lipoprotein … Continue reading When High Cholesterol is Good

Food as Medicine: Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa, Rosaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Strawberry plants are considered herbaceous perennials and have a low-growing habit, reproducing horizontally via rooting runners or stolons.1 Each plant has a compressed, modified stem from which fibrous roots grow downward and multiple stems grow upward from a rosette. Strawberry plants produce a three-part leaflet with coarsely serrated edges. … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa, Rosaceae)

Manuka Honey

The market for Manuka honey has recently exploded, thanks to the perceived benefits of its natural antibacterial properties. But what evidence is there to support the claims?In this article, we explore what Manuka honey is, what its properties are, and how it differs from other types of honey. We also look at the evidence available … Continue reading Manuka Honey

Why Is Drinking Water Important?

Most people take drinking water for granted, but keeping hydrated has a huge impact on overall health. Despite how crucial water is, a significant number of people fail to consume recommended levels of fluids each day. Around 70 percent of the body is comprised of water, and around 71 percent of the planet's surface is … Continue reading Why Is Drinking Water Important?

Smoothies for People with Diabetes

Smoothies may seem like a healthful option, but they can be a very bad choice for people who have diabetes.Many people with diabetes are well-informed about what they can and cannot eat. They know also that choosing premade meals, snacks, and drinks can be challenging. People with diabetes have to be very careful when ordering … Continue reading Smoothies for People with Diabetes

Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes

For many years, apple cider vinegar has been linked with an array of health benefits. These have ranged from aiding weight loss to relieving cold symptoms. But does taking it help people with diabetes? What is apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar derives from cider or fresh apples and is produced after a slow process … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes

How Should I Organize My Diet To Help My Diabetes?

Diabetes is one of the most commonly occurring long-term medical conditions in the world. According to the World Health Organization, as of 2014, over 422 million people worldwide have diabetes. Diabetes complications can include blindness, kidney problems, and heart disease. Similar to many long-term diseases, complications may be prevented with proper management of the condition. … Continue reading How Should I Organize My Diet To Help My Diabetes?