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Chinese restaurant syndrome: What you need to know

Chinese restaurant syndrome: What you need to know

Some people experience symptoms, such as headaches and sweating, after eating in Chinese restaurants. The medical community once called this group of symptoms Chinese restaurant syndrome. Doctors now call it MSG symptom complex. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that enhances flavor. It is commonly used in restaurants and pre-packaged foods. While there are […]

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Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?

Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?

Omega-3 supplements are a popular natural remedy for psoriasis. How do they work, and which sources are best? Omega-3s have been shown to have various health benefits, which include improving skin conditions and boosting heart health. In this article, we look at the research behind the benefits of omega-3s for psoriasis symptoms. We also discuss […]

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What to eat in your second trimester

What to eat in your second trimester

A balanced, nutritious diet during pregnancy is vital for a healthy mother and baby. A healthful diet ensures the fetus gets the nutrients it needs to develop correctly. Eating well also prevents pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, high blood pressure, and preeclampsia. During pregnancy, women should ensure they are getting enough vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, […]

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Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure

Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure

Changing the diet can significantly reduce high blood pressure. Research has shown that certain foods can lower blood pressure, both right away and in the long term. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Medications, dietary changes, and other lifestyle modifications can reduce high blood pressure […]

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How to get more iron from the diet

How to get more iron from the diet

Iron is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in transporting oxygen around the body. Getting more iron into the diet can help prevent iron deficiency anemia and improve general health. The body needs iron to help it carry out many vital processes, such as energy production, growth, development, and the synthesis of hormones. […]

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What are the benefits of eating healthy?

What are the benefits of eating healthy?

A healthful diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables of many colors, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins. Eating healthfully also means avoiding foods with high amounts of added salt and sugar. In this article, we look at the top 10 benefits of a healthful diet, as well as the evidence […]

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What are the side effects of aspartame?

What are the side effects of aspartame?

Aspartame is a widely used, low-calorie, artificial sweetener. It is sold under the brand names Nutrasweet and Equal in the United States. It is one of the most popular sugar substitutes in low-calorie food and drinks, including diet sodas, and is also a component of some medications. Despite its extensive use and popularity, aspartame has […]

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Letter from the Editor: Sun, sea, and seagulls

Letter from the Editor: Sun, sea, and seagulls

Last week, I met with News Editor, Tim. We were just discussing some exciting news strategies when there was a loud bang on the window. We turned to look, and there he was — his beady eyes glaring at us through the glass, and his long, yellow beak tapping on the window. Steven Seagull was […]

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Is drinking ginger water good for health?

Is drinking ginger water good for health?

Ginger water can be easily made at home and is a convenient way of consuming ginger for its potential health benefits. People have used ginger for thousands of years, as both a flavoring in foods and a natural remedy, to treat a variety of conditions, such as pain and nausea. In this article, we examine […]

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Six health benefits of safflower oil

Six health benefits of safflower oil

Research suggests that safflower oil may provide some health benefits, especially for blood sugar, cholesterol, and skin inflammation. Safflower oil is a popular cooking oil made from the seeds of the safflower plant. Some research suggests it may have some health benefits when used in the diet and on the skin. Safflower oil may be […]