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Heart Attack

Will You Live Longer If You Sip Green Tea?

A large study in China monitored people's tea-drinking habits and their health. Those who sip green tea several times a week seem to live longer.

pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds
Home Remedies

Pomegranate Juice is Good for Your Brain Based on Science

There is growing evidence that pomegranate juice can help control inflammation in the body. That could mean that pomegranate juice is good for your brain.

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Home Remedies

What Should You Eat to Sleep Better?

A large study shows that diet makes a difference at bedtime. Will you change what you eat to sleep better, even if it means fewer snacks and desserts?

Hot soup with vegetables, pasta and chile pepper
Home Remedies

Can You Prevent Leg Cramps With Hot Soup?

Enjoying a bowl of spicy hot soup might be just the ticket to prevent bothersome nighttime leg cramps. The pungent flavors could be responsible.

Hand holding some red chili peppers in a vegetable garden.
Heart Attack

Will Chile Peppers Extend Your Life? Hot Peppers vs. Heart Disease!

People all over the world love hot peppers. New research suggests that chile peppers can help you live longer and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

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High Cholesterol

Will Two Apples a Day Keep Your Heart Healthy?

Researchers report that people eating two apples a day, everything except the core, lowered their total and LDL cholesterol modestly.

coconut cookies for Crohn's
Home Remedies

Do You Know About Cookies for Crohn’s?

Many readers report benefit from coconut macaroon cookies for Crohn's disease. Including these grain-free cookies in the diet may reduce inflammation.

Acid Reflux

How a Little Girl Overcame Her Constipation

A mother describes how her young daughter overcame her constipation by following a diet full of fiber-rich vegetables and fruits.

chicken soup for a cold
Colds

Why You Should Sip Chicken Soup for a Cold

Have you tried chicken soup for a cold? Put in plenty of vegetables and herbs like thyme to make it extra delicious and healthful.

airplane passengers
Home Remedies

Don’t Count on Airlines for Healthy Food

Airlines have made some positive changes to their meal options, but it is still a challenge to find a healthful meal in the air.

holiday gifts, Christmas stocking & presents
Home Remedies

Give the Best Gift This Holiday: Better Health for 2020!

Would you like to avoid last minute shopping for family and friends? How about something really meaningful? Give the best gift: the gift of good health?

A young man eats salad for its health benefits
Acne (pimples)

What Should You Eat to Fight Acne?

Scientists are learning that you can eat to fight acne. Stay away from processed foods and dairy products, and concentrate on vegetables and fruits.

Grilled lean white meat chicken breast with green and red peppers.
Diabetes

Best Diet for People with Diabetes Low in Carbs

A randomized controlled trial shows that veterans following a meal plan that is low in carbs were better able to lose weight and control blood sugar.

Italian pasta, Mediterranean diet
Anxiety

Can You Fight Depression by Eating the Mediterranean Way?

When depressed college kids tried eating the Mediterranean way, they began feeling better. Less junk food meant lower scores on a depression scale.

A woman suffering from heartburn holds her chest
Acid Reflux

Will Intermittent Fasting Give You Heartburn?

Some readers report that intermittent fasting reduces their symptoms of heartburn. For others, however, fasting triggers indigestion.

Greek yogurt with fresh vegetables and fruits; dairy, combat constipation
Cancer

Yogurt and Fiber Lower Your Chance of Lung Cancer

A study of over one million people found that those who ate the most yogurt and foods rich in fiber had less chance of lung cancer.

pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds
Drug Side Effects

Could Pomegranate Juice React Badly with Crestor?

You might worry about whether pomegranate juice will react badly with your medication, but it should not create problems with rosuvastatin (Crestor).

bilberry
Home Remedies

Can Bilberry Extract Help Protect the Eyes?

Tradition credits bilberries with vision-preserving power. Despite a lack of clinical trials, some readers report that bilberry extract helped.

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Arthritis

Will Gin-Soaked Golden Raisins Help Your Joint Pain?

Many readers report that eating nine gin-soaked golden raisins daily can alleviate joint pain if used for at least a month or two.

miso soup with seaweed
Heart Attack

Will Eating Seaweed Protect Your Heart?

Epidemiologists in Japan have found that eating seaweed reduces the risk of heart disease.