Should You Take Zinc for Your Macular Degeneration?

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.

Have You Heard of These Strange, Exotic Superfoods?

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.

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9 Diet Tips to Help You Fight Inflammation

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.

3 Vital Ingredients for Keeping Your Bones Healthy

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

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Supplement Labels

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