Nutrition

Making healthful food choices is crucial for women when they are pregnant. Their diet will provide the fetus with the nutrients essential for growth and development. A nutritious diet plays an essential role in a person’s overall health, helping the body to function effectively and reducing the risk of some diseases. Most people are aware
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Ulcers can develop in many parts of the body, including the stomach lining. Some natural home remedies can relieve the pain and other symptoms associated with ulcers. Stomach ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine. Stomach ulcers are also known
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Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels fall dangerously low. It is more common in people with diabetes, but it can affect others. In this article, we explore the health conditions beyond diabetes that can cause hypoglycemia. We also look at treatment options and the dietary changes that can help prevent low blood sugar. What is
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Pinworms are tiny, thin worms that can infect the colon and intestines of humans. People of all ages can get pinworm infections, but they tend to affect children or those who live in close quarters. Pinworm infection is the most common worm infection in the United States. It is highly contagious and spreads quickly from
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Discovering ways of reducing cardiovascular risk is an ongoing challenge for medical science. A recent study asks whether “monster” radishes might provide some assistance. The Sakurajima radish dwarfs the regular radishes pictured here. The official name for the so-called monster radish is the Sakurajima daikon. Originally cultivated on the island of Sakurajima, Japan, centuries ago,
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Sesame is a popular ingredient across the world. People can use it in oils, salads, baking, and sushi. But, for some people, sesame seeds and oil cause an allergic reaction. Sesame reactions can range from mild sensitivity to severe allergy. A severe allergy includes anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening situation. Nobody knows precisely how many
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Healthy nails are smooth and have a consistent color. Anything else affecting the growth or appearance of the fingernails or toenails may indicate an abnormality. A person’s nails can say a lot about the state of their health. Nail abnormalities, in most cases, are not serious and can be easily treated. In other cases, a
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By finding a link to a condition that raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, new research questions the health benefits of ketogenic diets. Is there a link between diabetes and the keto diet? Ketogenic diets are low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets that have been shown to reduce weight. They change metabolism so that energy comes from
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A new study has investigated the impact of dietary soy on bone strength in postmenopausal women. The authors conclude that eating more soy might in fact strengthen bones in women of all ages. Could soy improve bone health in women? The reduction in bone density and strength that is common in postmenopausal women is of
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The use of probiotics could lead to a cluster of symptoms — that include brain fog and abdominal bloating — by increasing bacteria in the small intestine. Might probiotics be behind severe abdominal bloating and brain fog? This was the conclusion that researchers at Augusta University in Georgia came to after studying 30 people with
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A pregnancy test can detect pregnancy before a woman misses her period, but some may notice symptoms even earlier than this. The first sign of pregnancy is often a missed period, which happens around 15 days past ovulation (DPO). Some women may notice symptoms as early as 5 DPO, although they won’t know for certain
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Physical activity uses a lot of energy. It is difficult for the body to recover if energy levels are not replenished within 1–2 hours of finishing a workout. Eating even a little snack shortly after exercising can help to restore energy levels. In this article, we explore several components of a healthful post-workout snack and
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Many fast foods, including hamburgers and sandwiches, are high in carbohydrates. However, simple strategies and choices can cut the carbohydrate content of many fast foods. It is okay to eat low-carb fast food occasionally, but it is not healthful to eat lots of fast food. Many fast foods are fried in unhealthful oils or coated
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