Rye a better choice than wheat for weight loss

Eating whole grain rye products instead of refined wheat alternatives can offer worthwhile health benefits. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, recently published a study showing that people who ate high-fiber products made from Read More

Tips to improve gut health

Bloating. Heartburn. Weight gain. Frequent visits to the restroom. It’s no surprise: bad gut health can have a big impact on your daily life. But what if there were quick and easy ways to improve Read More

Diet can control high blood pressure

People with treatment-resistant hypertension successfully reduced their blood pressure by adopting the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, losing weight and improving their aerobic fitness by participating in a structured diet and exercise Read More

Heart Disease: The Silent Killer

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, heart disease has been the United States number one killer, a position it still holds today. It’s responsible for killing one in every four Americans (26 percent), and Read More

How Healthy is Your Gut?

The role of diet in health and well-being has changed as the science of nutrition has evolved. The primary role of diet is to provide the energy needed to meet the requirements of metabolism.  Research Read More

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Our condition spotlight section focuses on health issues that generally last longer than one year. Often referred to as chronic diseases they require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs.

Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors:

Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Poor nutrition, including diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats.
Lack of physical activity.
Excessive alcohol use.

By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life.