Flu season is upon us, and that means you should be doing everything you can to ward away germs and keep your immune system strong. While hand-washing is crucial to preventing sickness, the food you eat also has a huge influence on the health of your immune system.
We all know the feeling: gassy, full, stuffed. It’s called bloat, and it can sometimes be enough to make you never want to eat again.
Many people know that shingles is a painful disease that's related to chickenpox. But what exactly is shingles, and how can you spot its symptoms?
Most people are familiar with diabetes, but did you know there's such a thing as prediabetes? Around 86 million Americans suffer from prediabetes, a condition that indicates a person is very likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Passing a kidney stone is a painful experience many have likened to childbirth. Although it is possible to have a kidney stone and not experience any symptoms, it is rare.
There's been plenty of research between weather and joint pain, and the results tend to be sparse and contradictory. But researchers and arthritis patients alike generally agree that the weather does have an effect on joint pain, mainly due to barometric pressure.
The best defense against sickness this winter is to keep your immune system strong. Below are a handful of simple but powerful tips to improve overall immune function and keep you feeling your best.
They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but according to medical experts, they're also an insightful window into your health.
Have you noticed that your mood and general emotional well-being takes a dip with the changing seasons? You may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. This common seasonal depression affects an estimated 10 million Americans, while another 10 to 20 percent of people may experience mild SAD.
There's a reason so many classic recipes contain garlic. This aromatic ingredient is an allium — a category of plant that also includes onions, leeks and chives. Its distinctive scent and flavor make it a favorite seasoning in a wide range of recipes, but garlic's versatility goes far beyond the kitchen.
Alzheimer’s disease affects about five million Americans, most of whom are over 65. About one in 10 people over 65 and nearly half of people over 85 have Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. It is the most common cause of dementia, a condition in which an individual’s cognitive functions deteriorate.
If you’re going to set New Year’s resolutions, set resolutions you can keep! It’s not really that hard. We get into trouble when we see too far into the future (imagining our final results), instead of realizing that getting there consists of smaller steps that we must take each day.