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How Vitamin D Affects Your RA: For Better and For Worse

For the most part, vitamin D is a crucial part of managing your RA. However, too much vitamin D can actually be toxic. Find out if you're consuming the right amount.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Espinacas con Garbanzos: Delicious RA-Friendly Dish

You don’t have to travel to Spain to have this delicious Mediterranean dish, which is a win-win for people living with RA due to its inflammatory-fighting ingredients.

By Emil DeAndreis

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

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

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.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

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.

By Diane Domina