Just about anything can cause a migraine, including weather changes, strong odours, stress, loss of sleep, fluctuations in estrogen levels, and certain foods and drinks. Making a point of eating foods that control migraines while avoiding the foods that trigger them may reduce the number—and intensity—of headaches you get.
Although bread seems to have become public enemy number one these days, it turns out there are a few surprising health benefits to pumpernickel bread.
The holidays are the hardest time of year to eat healthily. Luckily, a Thanksgiving turkey means you’ll be eating lean white meat, which is a great start toward better eating. These six tips will help you enjoy your meal without increasing your cholesterol-or your waistline.
“Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic,” says Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, professor of medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. “There is a lot of research being done to find better ways of treating diabetes and identifying ways to prevent it.” Here are a few healthy eating habits to prevent, treat and control diabetes.
Before you reach for a glass of milk to soothe your ulcer pain, consider this: Much of what we used to “know” about ulcers has been proven wrong. Most ulcers aren’t caused directly by stress but by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which is why ulcers today are often treated with antibiotics along with an acid suppressor. Find out which foods can aid in healing and preventing ulcers.
Don’t wait for your doctor to recommend slashing your sodium intake. Shake this bad health habit by gradually implementing these easy salt-reduction strategies. In a few weeks you’ll feel better, and you won’t miss the salt at all.
Looking for an excuse to pencil in a break for tea time? Whether it’s green, black, or white, tea is a source of healthy compounds which help fight cancer, heart disease and infections.
Alzheimer’s disease often begins with what appears to be simple forgetfulness, but it wreaks much more havoc over time, destroying speech, comprehension, and coordination and causing restlessness and dramatic mood swings. One in three people over the age of 80 will be its victim, and most of us sit back and hope we won’t be one of them. The right diet may delay the onset of the disease or lower your risk by as much as 40%. So, isn’t a diet change worth it?