What Are Phytochemicals?
Food

What Are Phytochemicals?

Derek Burnett | March 23, 2024

...with a lower risk of a host of diseases and conditions. The flavonol subgroup has been linked to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia, and diabetes, thanks largely to...

Fighting Back Against Loneliness
Mental Health

Fighting Back Against Loneliness

Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD | March 22, 2024

...and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, viral infections and premature mortality from all causes, according to several reviews of the evidence highlighted in the Surgeon General’s Advisory. Furthermore, a 2023...

What is the Mediterranean Diet?
Food

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

Derek Burnett | March 21, 2024

...array of health benefits…not only better heart health, but also improved cognition, less chronic inflammation, less obesity, and lower incidence of a host of illnesses including diabetes, colon cancer, and...

Sniffling, Sneezing, Itching Eyes: The ABCs to Get Through Allergy Season
Diseases & Conditions

Sniffling, Sneezing, Itching Eyes: The ABCs to Get Through Allergy Season

Jo S. Reed, MD | March 20, 2024

...can help clear up congestion. Caution: If you have diabetes or any issues with sugar, talk to your doctor about how to incorporate honey safely into your diet.   Humidifier....

Prevent These Common Age-Related Eye Diseases
Diseases & Conditions

Prevent These Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

Marc Grossman, OD, LAc | March 18, 2024

...loss of peripheral (side) vision. Diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders and a family history increase risk. Treatments include prescription eyedrops, lasers and surgery. Recent findings: Exercise may help to...

A Hard Pill to Swallow
Pain

A Hard Pill to Swallow

Peter Belafsky, MD, MPH, PhD | March 4, 2024

...common with age, ranging from dementia to diabetes. But there are things you can do to prevent some swallowing problems and ways to treat them once they arise. How swallowing...

Drug-Free Solutions for Chronic Pain
Pain

Drug-Free Solutions for Chronic Pain

Jennifer Hankenson, MD | March 3, 2024

...new cases of high blood pressure, triple that of depression, and seven times more than diabetes. Neglecting chronic pain Many physicians don’t regard chronic pain as a complex illness, with...

Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Health
Diseases & Conditions

Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Health

Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen | February 27, 2024

...bladder are designed to retain urine during an eight-hour sleep. If you wake to urinate more than twice a night, consider these suggestions… WARNING: Hypertension, diabetes, prostate problems, stroke, kidney...

Carbs: Friend or Foe in the Weight-Loss Battle?
Nutrition

Carbs: Friend or Foe in the Weight-Loss Battle?

Roberta Anding, RD | February 25, 2024

...risk for constipation, it has been linked to a range of major health problems including heart disease, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Dietary fiber also is important...

Bet You Know Someone Who Still Smokes
Respiratory

Bet You Know Someone Who Still Smokes

Daniel Dilling, MD, FACP | February 24, 2024

...risk for oral cancer, including cancer of the throat and lips. And more: The fallout from smoking also includes, among other things, type 2 diabetes (along with an increased risk...

Your Kidneys Are Fragile
Diseases & Conditions

Your Kidneys Are Fragile

Joseph Vassalotti, MD | February 19, 2024

...cause problems from muscle weakness to heart trouble. Also limit alcohol intake…avoid ultra-processed foods…and lose unwanted pounds. If you have diabetes, a certified diabetes educator (CDE) can help you with...

You Can Think Your Way to Better Health
Mental Health

You Can Think Your Way to Better Health

Ellen Langer, PhD | February 17, 2024

...medically meaningless. Yet the person who receives the 5.7% is more likely to develop diabetes in coming years than the person who got the 5.6%—in fact, much more so than...

Surprise! Yet Another Fee
Medical Expenses

Surprise! Yet Another Fee

Kelli McCourt | February 16, 2024

...me through my diabetes diagnosis decades ago and many illnesses and procedures since. He also has been a valued adviser during my husband’s heart surgery and recovery. And given my...

Do Supplements for Focus Actually Help?
Supplements

Do Supplements for Focus Actually Help?

Derek Burnett | February 11, 2024

...levels of the nutrient have been associated with increased risk of prostate cancer in some studies, as well as worse outcomes for people with diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, and...

Home Remedies for Eye Problems and Vision
Eye Health

Home Remedies for Eye Problems and Vision

Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen | February 10, 2024

...a tablespoon of brewer’s yeast every day. Cataracts When the lens of your eye becomes opaque (cloudy)—which occurs from old age, injury or a systemic disease like diabetes—then you have...