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Can Activated Charcoal Treat Your Chronic Condition?

Find out if the claims that activated charcoal can combat digestive issues, high cholesterol, and skin problems are true.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Allergy-Friendly Holiday Cookie Recipes

With food allergies on the rise, these allergy-friendly alternatives to classic cookie recipes will be a hit at your next holiday party.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Tips for a Healthy Halloween with Celiac

School parties for Halloween can breed worry for parents. If your child has celiac try these tips for healthy snacks.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Is That Safe to Eat?

It’s not just what you eat that can pose a health danger, but also how it’s prepared. Take this quiz to test your food safety smarts.

By Nancy Monson

Food Additives That May Trigger Your Reflux

Ingredients in many of our common processed foods and sugar candies can be hard to find and harmful if eaten in excess.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Anxiety More Prevalent in Children With Food Allergies

New research shows children with food allergies experienced anxiety and loneliness as a result of their allergies.

By Eileen Bailey

Is There a Link Between Diet and Acne?

Chocolate, dairy, foods high in saturated fats, are they still the culprits for acne breakouts?

By Eileen Bailey

Could Wine Be Eroding Your Teeth?

When it comes to drinks that can damage your teeth, wine is close to the top of the list. You can blame that on its high acid content.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Are You At Risk for High Cholesterol?

You can’t see high cholesterol. You can’t feel it. It doesn’t have any symptoms. Yet it kills 500,000 Americans each year and is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke.

Aggressive Prostate Cancer and Low Vitamin D

Lower levels of vitamin D are linked to an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Learn what that could mean for your prostate health.

By David Levine