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General diet information and guidance, as well as tailored diets for those living with a chronic illness.

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Nutrition

Protect Your Skin with the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet—rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids—can help lower your risk of developing skin cancer.

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Nutrition

Is Your New Diet Making Your Psoriasis Worse?

No sugar. Low carb. All the fat! Whether these eating edicts work on whittling your waist or not, there's evidence that certain diets can start (or stop) a psoriasis flare.

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Lifestyle

10 Foods to Buy in Bulk If You Have Renal Cancer

What you eat could impact how you feel day to day. And now researchers say it could even improve the effectiveness of your treatments.

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Nutrition

Special Report: What to Eat When You Have Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis

Get the latest diet and food recommendations from the National Psoriasis Foundation medical advisory board.

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Chronic Life

Hives Driving You Crazy? Here's How Your Diet Can Help

Experts share what to choose and what to lose on your shopping list.

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Nutrition

Survivors Reduce Cancer Death Risk with Diet

Cancer survivors can lower their risk of cancer-related death in the future by up to 65 percent through a diverse, low fat diet.

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Recipe/Cooking

To Live Longer, Change Your Eating Habits

If longevity is on your mind as you get older, research shows that changing your diet is the best way to add years onto your life.

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Nutrition

10 Foods on the MIND Diet

This menu may help cut your risk of dementia, the latest evidence shows.

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Lifestyle

Low Carb Vs. High Carb Diets

Low carb diets are popular for weight loss and diabetes management. Learn how they compare to modern high-carb diets and their long-term health impacts.

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Nutrition

Low-Carb Diets Different for Men and Women

Low-carb diets have become increasingly popular for promoting weight loss and heart health, but your gender might affect the outcome.

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Travel

12 Healthy Fast Food Finds

Stopping for fast food is sometimes inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. These are the menu items you should pick.

Meet the Experts

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular health, GI disorders, food allergies, and weight management.

Amy Hendel, P.A.
Health Writer

Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Health News

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Can a Plant-Based Diet Help Fight Type 2 Diabetes?

Research suggests that plant-based diets can improve blood glucose control, promote weight loss, and improve cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Cooking to Control Pain: Mediterranean Diet

Foods can trigger pain, so now is a good time to discover new recipes and foods that can help you feel better. A mediterranean diet will lower your glycemic load, help you balance your omegas, and give you a wide variety of plant-based nutrients.

Going Meatless Can Be Easy, Healthy, and Delicious
Lifestyle

Going Meatless Can Be Easy, Healthy, and Delicious

Eating a mostly plant-based diet has shown to work wonders on the body. Start with these yummy recipes.