Nutrition

Latest

Fall Food Guide for Ulcerative Colitis

The changing season means pumpkin-spiced everything, apples galore, and more — but when you have IBD, are some of these fall favorites better for your gut than others?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

8 Foods That Can Harm Bone Health

Which foods should you exclude from your diet when you want to boost your bone health and reduce your osteoporosis risk?

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Chronic Hives and Diet: What the Research Says

Can certain foods trigger a chronic hive flare-up? Can a low-histamine diet relieve symptoms? Studies render different results. Here's a succinct summary of the research.

By Rachel Zohn

Stopping Diabetes Medications: Risks and Rewards

It can be tempting to stop taking type 2 diabetes medication. Learn about the risks of discontinuing your medicine and ways to possibly reduce the need for them.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

What's the Best Cooking Oil to Lower Your Cholesterol?

Seed oils like sunflower, canola, rapeseed, safflower, flaxseed, and sesame oil are the best choice for lowering LDL cholesterol levels, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

3 Caffeine-Free Teas for Acid Reflux

If you have acid reflux, you may want to avoid caffeine. But there are some caffeine-free tea choices that may actually help your symptoms.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

A Simple Explanation for Higher Hypertension Risk in African Americans

A diet high in fried and processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is a major risk factor for higher rates of high blood pressure in black Americans.

By Diane Domina

9 Natural Ways to Manage IBS Symptoms

Have irritable bowel syndrome? These drug-free tactics, from nutrition to yoga, may help you combat symptoms like diarrhea.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

9 Essential Coping Strategies for Bipolar Disorder

Don’t let your bipolar disorder run the show. Here are nine essential strategies that will allow you to live your full life despite your mood disorder.

By Therese Borchard

Will Melatonin Supplements Help Lull You to Sleep?

If you’re over the age of 40, your natural melatonin has slowed production. So why not turn to a melatonin supplement as a replacement? Well, for starters, there’s little evidence that shows its worth as a sleep aid.

By Ask HealthCentral