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Nutrition

Which Foods Are Good for Thyroid Patients?

Explore foods good for people with thyroid conditions like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

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What is Neurobion Forte?

A reader asks about taking Neurobion Forte in place of mecobalamine and folic acid after a stroke. Here's what you should know.

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Supplements

Top 3 Supplements to Avoid After Age 50

Supplements can help bridge certain vitamin and mineral gaps as you get older, but not all supplements may be right for you.

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Nutrition

Weighing In: Kilocalorie vs. Calorie

How are the kilocalories you see on you heart rate monitor different than the calories you eat from food? (Hint: They're not)

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Medication

Vitamins and Supplements: Take This, Not That

Vitamins and supplements promise better health, beautiful hair, and younger skin, but are they really worth the investment?

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Lifestyle

Which Foods are Bad for Thyroid Patients?

Beware of some vegetables, soy, gluten, and canned foods, among others.

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Autoimmune Diseases

Is Gluten-Free Good for Psoriasis?

Gluten can be a major trigger for some people with psoriasis. Here's why you might want to try a gluten-free diet, and why it could take time to see results.

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Tips for a Gluten-free Diet With Psoriasis

For some, a gluten-free diet may be the key to living healthier and reducing psoriasus inflammation. Here's what I learned from going gluten-free.

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Autoimmune Diseases

How a Dietitian Can Help with RA

Learn how adding a dietitian to your health care team can help you be the healthiest version of yourself.

Foods to Avoid with Crohn's

Video: What Foods Should You Avoid With Crohn's?

It’s easy to understand why high-fat, greasy foods, such as pizza, aren’t a good idea for people with Crohn’s disease. But so are many other foods that may not be so obvious. Learn more in this video.