Aspirin and Vitamin C Together at Last

Aspirin side effects kill about a thousand people a year in the US. If aspirin were a new drug, it would have a tough time getting approved by the FDA and would only be available by prescription. Taking any dose of aspirin on a regular basis can triple your risk of dangerous gastrointestinal bleeding, according Read More »

Arthritis Pain Relief: Can Nutrition and Supplements Help

Arthritis — inflammation of the joints — is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., affecting 43 million people and limiting physical activity in almost 19 million every year.  Arthritis medications are among the most highly prescribed drugs in the world. Although they may be effective at controlling symptoms, they have considerable side Read More »

How Dieting and Supplements Affect the Brain

I stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important topics trending today in health, including dieting, supplements, and how they affect the brain. Here I explain that the brain needs the most energy out of any part of the body. I suggest what’s good for your heart is, for the most part, good for your brain. Also, remember to most importantly Read More »

Live and Let Diet: What Hurts and What Helps

What we eat on a regular basis can contribute to various conditions.  A major way diet impacts health is the case of obesity, diabetes and related diseases. Here we look at other dietary patterns that can cause problems. Learn which dietary patterns contribute to conditions, and what can help: Diets high in sugar and white starch increase the risk of Read More »

An Oil Change for Arthritis

Here is a quick look at some nutritional approaches to rheumatoid arthritis, a severe type of inflammatory arthritis. There are several dietary patterns that can help with arthritis: The first is following an anti-inflammatory dietary pattern: eating food that is high in fiber (vegetables and whole grains) and high in omega 3 fats (fish, beans, walnuts) Read More »

Hold the Salt

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine projects big benefits to public health that could occur with a small reduction in daily salt intake. The authors of the study estimate that cutting back on just 3 grams of salt a day per person, could bring a dramatic decrease in serious illness from coronary heart disease (CHD). Read More »

Even Low Lead Exposure Harms the Kidneys

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found an association between low level exposure to lead and reduced kidney function in healthy American teenagers. Although all of the teens had blood lead levels within a range generally accepted as safe, those with higher levels within that range had reduced kidney function when compared to those with Read More »

Pancreatic Cancer Linked to Drinking Soda

Sweetened carbonated beverages, known as soft drinks or sodas, have been studied for the possibility that they can raise the risk of pancreatic cancer. A study from the University of Minnesota looked at the data for 60,000 Chinese men and women who were followed for 14 years and found that drinking two or more soft drinks Read More »