Food & Nutrition

Latest trends and guidance on food, nutrition, and recipes for general healthy living and chronic illnesses.

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Could Hot Dogs and Beef Jerky Make You Manic?

A chemical found in cured meats like hot dogs, beef jerky, salami, and bacon is associated with mania in people with bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and other mental illnesses, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Eileen Bailey

Top Heart-Healthy High Fiber Foods

Fiber is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more fiber to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Western Diet Linked to Higher Leukemia Risk

A typical Western diet – high in saturated fat, red meat, refined grains, and processed foods, and low in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seafood, and poultry – increases the risk for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

By Diane Domina

The Royal Supplement for Hypothyroidism: Royal Maca

This cruciferous root vegetable turned powder and capsule supplement may be the answers to so many of your hypothyroid-related problems. It boosts energy, libido, and fertility, among other perks.

By Mary Shomon

Meet the Experts

Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Health Professional

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

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.

Diane Domina

Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Health Professional

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

Health News

Confirmed: Too Much Salt Raises Your Risk of Death

We know that a diet high in sodium can contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) risk, but does this correlation actually raise heart disease and death risk? Yes, says a new study.

Drink Less, Live Longer?

A new study suggests light drinkers who consume one to three alcoholic drinks per week have a lower overall risk of dying young than people who abstain from drinking.

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.