Some people with macular degeneration take a vitamin supplement like zinc to help protect against vision loss. But is that the best choice? Research shows a mix of specific vitamins and minerals that can be safer and more effective.
The old saying, “An apple a day can keep the doctor away,” may have truth behind it after all. Eating nourishing foods rich in certain vitamins can help your immune system fight off illness.
There are plenty of superfoods among us – you probably eat them every day, such as leafy greens and other vegetables, berries and fruits. But if you are looking to shake up your diet with some fun, exotic and super-nutritious foods, we have six interesting options for you.
Bringing a friend or family member to a medical appointment helps ensure the best outcome and provides emotional support for the patient.
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Yes, we are a species that uses substances to improve our quality of life. Often, we have evidence to back up the claims of what these substances will do.
Supplements are not regulated vigorously like prescription drugs. Supplement manufacturers may cut corners. So how do you know what you’re getting? Find five ways to avoid problems with supplements.
The health benefits of choosing whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains are nearly endless. One of the primary benefits of nutrient-rich foods is that they can reduce inflammation in the body.
Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it’s not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). About 10 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis, the NOF reports. Another nearly 43 million U.S. adults – half of them men – have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease in … Read More
Does your mouth have the taste of old pennies? The condition is more common than you might think. Find out what might be giving your mouth a metallic taste.
Don’t believe everything you read on a label – especially if it’s on an herbal supplement bottle. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics found four out of five herbal supplements are not what they claim. Unlike prescription drugs, there is no pharmaceutical oversight for herbal supplements. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires companies … Read More