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How four cups of coffee might protect the heart
Posted on Friday June 22, 2018

Caffeine is known to protect against heart disease and stroke. A new study finds the mechanism that underpins this protection, and mitochondria are key.

What to know about the 500-calorie diet
Posted on Friday June 22, 2018

A person on a 500-calorie diet eats only about a quarter of the recommended daily intake. This may be beneficial for some people, but also comes with many risks. In this article, we look at research on the 500-calorie diet, explain what people need to consider before trying the diet, and provide alternative diets.

Almond butter vs. peanut butter: Which is healthier?
Posted on Thursday June 21, 2018

Both peanut butter and almond butter are versatile ingredients and good sources of protein. They also have a variety of other health benefits. In this article, we look at how these two nut butters compare nutritionally, as well as how to add more nut butter to a healthful diet. The article also investigates the risks.

Are you getting enough vitamin D?
Posted on Wednesday June 20, 2018

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, but it can be difficult for people to know if they are getting the right amount. Some people will be able to get enough vitamin D from sunlight. Others may need to make dietary changes or take supplements. Here, we explain how to get vitamin D from sunlight, food, and supplements.

Is vitamin D deficiency to blame for lung disease?
Posted on Wednesday June 20, 2018

New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that individuals with low blood levels of vitamin D may be more exposed to disabling lung disease.

How can I tell if I have low magnesium?
Posted on Wednesday June 20, 2018

Early signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include vomiting, loss of appetite, and tiredness. However, magnesium deficiency is rare, and symptoms usually indicate an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at the symptoms and implications of magnesium deficiency, as well as how to correct it.

16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds
Posted on Wednesday June 20, 2018

A first-of-its-kind study analyzes the effect of the so-called 16:8 fasting diet in people with obesity. The study found unexpected health benefits.

How to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth at home
Posted on Tuesday June 19, 2018

Burning the roof of the mouth is common. These burns are easy to treat at home and rarely cause for concern. Natural remedies can help, including yogurt, milk, aloe vera gel, and honey. Here, learn about seven natural home remedies for burns on the roof of the mouth. We also describe when to see a doctor.

Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports
Posted on Monday June 18, 2018

Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk.

How to use Epsom salt for constipation relief
Posted on Saturday June 16, 2018

Epsom salt is a widely available home remedy for many ailments, including constipation. A person can use Epsom salt as a laxative by mixing it with the right amount of water. In this article, learn how to use Epsom salt for constipation safely. We also cover the possible risks and when to see a doctor.