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What gluten-free food can I eat?

What gluten-free food can I eat?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some people who choose to eat gluten-free often avoid eating overly processed breads, pasta, and other baked goods. This can lead to weight loss and overall health improvements, as people avoid highly processed, unhealthful foods. For some other people, however, eating gluten-free is a necessity. […]

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Which foods are rich in vitamin A?

Which foods are rich in vitamin A?

Vitamin A is essential for overall health and well-being. Because the human body cannot make it, people must obtain this vitamin from their diet. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many bodily processes, including: immune function reproduction skin health the function of the lining of the gut, bladder, and other […]

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What to know about SIBO and its treatment

What to know about SIBO and its treatment

A person with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth has too many bacteria in their small intestine. This bacterial imbalance in the gut can cause bloating, diarrhea, and pain. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is more common than doctors previously thought. It is more likely to affect females, older adults, and people with digestive issues, such as […]

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9 healthful snacks to eat for weight loss

9 healthful snacks to eat for weight loss

Trying to lose weight does not mean that a person has to give up all snacks. Certain snack foods, such as almonds and hummus, can help a person reach their weight loss goals. Contrary to popular belief, when a person tries to lose weight, they do not have to avoid eating or only eat at […]

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What causes dark urine?

What causes dark urine?

Urine consists of excess water and waste products that the kidneys filter from the blood. It can range from pale yellow to dark amber depending on the ratio of water to waste products. Many things can affect the color of urine. Most of these are harmless, but a change in color can sometimes signal a […]

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Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Fresh research offers further information on the potential for diet drinks — that is, beverages sweetened with artificial sugar substitutes — to harm cardiovascular health. Artificially sweetened soft drinks may raise the risk of heart disease and death in postmenopausal women. A study that followed tens of thousands of postmenopausal women for more than 10 […]

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Which people foods are safe for dogs?

Which people foods are safe for dogs?

Dogs have a different digestive system from humans. This means that some foods that are safe for people can be harmful or even very dangerous for dogs. However, many human foods are also safe for dogs and can provide important nutrients and health benefits. Here, we look at which people foods are safe for dogs […]

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What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful?

What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful?

Many people try to keep their diet healthful. However, thanks to marketing techniques or simply public belief, many foods that people regularly eat are actually less healthful than they seem. What is healthful and what is not may not always be clear. Even many of the foods on this list have more healthful versions available. […]

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Sepsis: Western diet may increase severity

Sepsis: Western diet may increase severity

According to a recent study, the so-called Western diet could help explain why sepsis affects some people more severely than others. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 people who die in the hospital has sepsis. Sepsis, although not a household name, is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This […]

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How to treat diarrhea at home

How to treat diarrhea at home

Diarrhea can be highly uncomfortable, but most people can effectively treat it with rest and home remedies. Diarrhea is a digestive problem that causes loose, watery bowel movements. It can be uncomfortable for a few hours or days, after which the symptoms should improve. In some instances, they last longer. While diarrhea often goes away […]