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

Multivitamins and Your Heart: Helpful or Harmful?

Multivitamin and mineral supplements don’t help prevent heart attacks, strokes, or other cardiovascular events, according to a meta-analysis of 18 studies.

By Diane Domina

Beauty and the Beast — Also Known As, Your Thyroid

Your thyroid problem could be the culprit for that dry skin, hair loss, puffiness, and problematic nails. Here are some thyroid beauty tips, product recommendations, and approaches for specific hair, skin, and nail challenges.

By Mary Shomon

Can Folic Acid be The Cure to Your Methotrexate Side Effects?

In the world of rheumatoid arthritis, the subject of folic acid is forever tied to methotrexate. A discussion of one is incomplete without the other. This is because folic acid is said to aid against the side effects of methotrexate. But does it work...

By Lisa Emrich

Vitamin D and Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Real Deal Behind This Sunny Vitamin

Based on its presence in the news, it seems as if vitamin D is a cure-all for almost anything, including hangnails and a bad hair day. But what about RA?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

How Much Omega-3 Should You Take?

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may not protect heart health as much as previously thought. Learn more about omega-3 studies, information about doses, and other possible health benefits.

By William Davis, M.D.

Good Sources of Vitamin D for RA

Three main sources of Vitamin D, including two delicious recipes that include good amounts of the vitamin that can help to lessen your disease activity.

By Cathy Kramer

Take Protein Supplements With Meals to Aid Weight Loss

Adults who take protein supplements for weight loss as part of a diet and exercise program may have better results if they take them with a meal instead of between meals, according to an analysis of existing research.

By Diane Domina

How Your Thyroid Affects Your Sex Life

If you’ve lost that sizzle between the sheets, experts recommend that you rule out the possibility that your thyroid is the culprit.

By Mary Shomon

What You Need to Know About Iron

Why we must have iron, but not too much, and how we can get it.

By Stephanie Stephens