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Cooking healthy food to help ankylosing spondylitis.
Nutrition

How Diet Can Help Ankylosing Spondylitis

Diet can't cure AS, but there are foods you can eat to help minimize your joint pain and swelling — and some that can make it worse. Choose wisely.

Garlic clove and citrus fruit to boost immunity.
Nutrition

Use Food to Heal You, Not Harm You

When you’re going through treatment for leukemia, your immune system may be weakened, exposing you to a higher risk of infection — which could even come from your food. Take these measures so your food heals you, not harms you.

Salad with chicken and avocado.
Nutrition

Quiz: Am I Eating This Right?

When you're recovering from leukemia treatments and your immune system is low, are you taking all of the precautions necessary to ensure you're not putting yourself at risk for infection, like salmonella?

Healthy foods to eat to avoid colon cancer.

Best Foods to Prevent Colon Cancer

Diet is a factor in 70 to 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases. Follow these tips to eat a healthy diet that helps prevent colon cancer.

Ketogenic diet graph of foods.
Recipe/Cooking

Delicious Keto Recipes for Diabetes

If you’re cutting down on your carb intake for blood sugar control, try these delicious diabetes friendly keto recipies.

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Lifestyle

The Best Workouts With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Whether your RA is moderate or severe, there is a workout option out there for you — and we had our expert RA writers try them, first-hand, just to prove it.

The word "KETO" spelled out with ketogenic diet foods.
Nutrition

Is Keto Right For Your Chronic Illness?

It’s all the rage these days, but how does the high-fat, low-carb keto diet benefit your chronic condition? You might be surprised.

Man drinking water in a gym.
Risk Factors

The Dangers of Dehydration

Every time you go to the bathroom or sweat, you lose water. If you’re vomiting or have diarrhea – more water loss. All of this contributes to dehydration, which is a serious health risk. Find out how much your body needs.

Woman grocery shopping for produce.
Nutrition

Low FODMAP Diet to Treat Digestive Health Issues

The low FODMAP diet can help to prevent bloating, cramping, diarrhea, flatulence, and other symptoms that are common for people who suffer from IBS, Crohn's disease, UC, or celiac disease. These are the foods to stock up on, and the ones to avoid.

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Nutrition

Diet Tips to Help Manage Bipolar Disorder

Living with bipolar disorder? What you eat can actually affect your treatment — for better, or worse. Here are some tips to aid in managing bipolar disorder.