The Top 5 Beating Edge Stories of 2012

The Beating Edge covered 100s of stories in 2012 from patient stories to new advances in treatments. But what were the top viewed stories by our readers? 1.Easy Guide to Heart-Healthy Cooking Oils Confused about which oils are heart-healthy and which aren’t?Keep this guide from our registered dietitian as a ready reference in the kitchen 2. … Read More

Juicing: The Raw Truth

Sometimes it’s not easy getting the recommended five to six servings of fruits and vegetables we need. So, you may have to get a little resourceful from time to time. Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic, says juicing is a good way to get a variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet. … Read More

Hair Loss in Women

Both males and females have nurturing, mentoring and coaching abilities. And both sexes, after puberty, produce both androgens including testosterone and estrogen hormones which have protean effects throughout the body. In fact, women produce more androgens than estrogen on a milligram per milligram basis, while males produce 10 times the amount of testosterone compared to females. Besides … Read More

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Herb-Friendly Recipe: Cabbage Slaw with Basil

This colorful variation on coleslaw is heavy on fiber, vitamins, minerals and basil, a particularly healthy herb. Basil has a strong, sweet flavor with a hint of pepper and contains: Antioxidants to protect healthy cells from damage Infection-fighters that target bacteria Fire-fighters to reduce the inflammation at the root of many diseases Vitamin C to … Read More

Multivitamins: Insurance Against an Imperfect Diet

There’s plenty of information out there to help us make healthy eating choices. But with our busy lifestyles and those eating habits we just can’t break, we may not be getting all of the vitamins and minerals we need. That’s why there are multivitamins. “I think of multivitamins as an insurance policy against an imperfect … Read More

Are Vitamins Right for Your Children?

Multivitamins may seem like a good way to make sure your kids get all the vital vitamins and nutrients they need, but there are health concerns about high-fructose corn syrup and other added ingredients. “Just because it says ‘all natural’ doesn’t make it better than anything else,” Lonzer said. All things considered, you may be … Read More

Are You Heading to the Farmers’ Market Today?

Do you love eating seasonal produce? Head to the farmers’ market to pick up some asparagus, one of our favorite springtime veggies. Asparagus is one of the best food sources for folate. (Folic acid is the synthetic form found in supplements and fortified food.) If you’re a woman, you’ve probably been told about the importance … Read More

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Antioxidant-Rich Watermelon

Skip the ice cream and cool off with watermelon instead. At 50 calories per cup, watermelon is a refreshing and healthy way to satisfy sugar cravings. One serving supplies more than one-third of your daily vitamin C requirement and 32 percent of your vitamin A needs in the form of the antioxidant beta-carotene. Vitamin A … Read More