Why and How to Keep a Healthy Gut

There are many things we know we need to take better care of, but sometimes don’t feel as though we have the time. Maintaining a healthy gut is certainly a great example. Many facets of Read More

Calming Your Gut

In an effort to improve their digestive health, Americans have become obsessed with friendly bacteria, otherwise known as probiotics. In addition, Americans spend over $2 billion each year on probiotic supplements, while sales of fermented Read More

Weight loss from the quarantine 15

According to a recent survey, six in 10 adults experienced undesired weight changes during the recent pandemic. For 42% of respondents, that meant additional pounds — an average of 29. The remaining 18% experienced unintended Read More

Pain Caused by Western high-fat diet?

A typical Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of increased pain issues in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity, according to a groundbreaking paper authored by a team led by The University 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.