Probiotics tips and tricks

Americans spend over $2.5 billion annually on probiotic supplements. Which makes sense because probiotics have numerous health benefits, from digestive and immune support to weight management. But some experts, including leading pharmacist and author Sherry Read More

Delay of Dementia Linked to Lifestyle

It’s tempting to dip into the leftover Holiday treats, but new research out of York University has found eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, combined with regular exercise, leads to better cognitive functioning for younger Read More

3 Ways to Reverse Your Autoimmune Disease

According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 23.5 million Americans (more than seven percent of the population) suffer from an autoimmune disease—and the prevalence is rising. (1) Suffering from an autoimmune disease is Read More

Understanding Migraines

We all get headaches occasionally, that widely vary in severity. A migraine is a certain type of headache that cannot be treated by the use of basic pain relievers because of its intensity. Migraines are Read More

Does the Ketogenic Diet Fight Diabetes

The Ketogenic diet has empowered patients to successfully manage and eventually eliminate their diabetes diagnosis. Although standard treatment helps people avoid dangerous blood glucose levels, most hover at numbers that do not arrest progression of Read More

Holistic Approaches to Treating Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases are chronic health conditions in which the body’s own defenses (immunity) mistakenly attack various bodily organs and systems. It’s unfortunate, however, autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, and celiac disease are plaguing 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.