Do you take statin medications to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol? Eating grapefruit while taking these drugs can increase the risk of side effects. This warning has led to a lot of questions from people taking this type of medication. Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, Preventive Cardiology Head at Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute, says it’s a … Read More
Trillions of bacteria live in your intestines — but don’t be grossed out. Many of them are “good” bacteria that help keep us healthy. Think of it like having pets living inside of us. And as with any pets, you’ve got to feed them. Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute’s Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, who studies … Read More
Family doctors aren’t here to nag you to lose weight. They’re here to help you do it.
About one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. But there is good news: Eating the right foods can help.
Certain foods may trigger your brain’s reward systems, making you crave more. But smart swaps and better choices can help you avoid unhealthy eating patters.
Skipping breakfast not only increases the risk of weight gain but also influences energy levels, mood and cognitive function. You need the right fuel for premium performance. Start with these five.
When it comes to weight loss, we all crave easy answers. Believe it or not, sometimes the answers are easy. Acting on them is what’s difficult. Take the following four habits, for example. If they seem all too familiar to you, take steps to rid yourself of them. You’ll drop pounds and lower your risk … Read More
Can you do intermittent fasting? Should you do it? Start with the basics — and a conversation.
Pumpkin is good for your heart, eyesight, immune system and more. Learn six ways – plus some favorite Cleveland Clinic recipes – to add more pumpkin to your diet.
Keep these guiding numbers in mind when you shop. They’ll help you sort reality from marketing messages.