Nutrition

Inflammation is the body’s response to irritation, infection, and injury. Short term inflammation protects the body, while chronic inflammation can lead to long term pain and damage, such as in arthritis. Anti-inflammatory medications help fight pain and chronic inflammation. However, these drugs are not safe for everyone, and extended use can lead to complications and
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New research in mice suggests that keeping blood sugar under control using either the ketogenic diet or a diabetes drug could help treat certain cancers by boosting the efficacy of standard chemotherapy. The ketogenic diet restricts carbs to a minimum. The ketogenic diet consists of high fat foods, foods that contain an adequate amount of
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People taking chemotherapy drugs may develop mouth sores as a side effect of these medications. The sores usually clear up by themselves when the treatment comes to an end. Chemotherapy drugs are powerful anticancer drugs that work by killing cells as they divide. By doing this, they stop the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
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Natural sweeteners come from flowers and plants directly, with little processing. Examples include stevia, monk fruit, and yacon syrup. Many people are turning away from refined table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, looking for more healthful options. They may be making wider changes, such as following a keto diet, which can help some people avoid
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Many species of fish — several of which end up on our plates — are displaying increasing levels of methylmercury, a very toxic substance. Why is this happening? Researchers from Harvard University believe that they may have the answer. The fish that many populations around the world eat are set to become increasingly toxic. New
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Pimples on the chin are usually the result of hormone fluctuations that can occur during puberty or the menstrual cycle. However, anyone can get pimples on their chin at any age. For mild cases, a person can treat pimples at home using over-the-counter products and self care. For more severe cases, a person may want
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A period is heavy when the bleeding is extensive or it lasts for more than 7 days. Some home remedies can help reduce the bleeding and manage other symptoms. For some people, doctors may recommend medication or surgery. The medical name for a heavy menstrual flow is menorrhagia. A person with menorrhagia may need to
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Water is essential for human health, but water alone does not hydrate the body. In fact, people can increase their hydration level and water intake with many foods and other drinks. Eating healthful hydrating foods — especially during warm weather, when the body loses water and vital electrolytes through sweating — can keep hydration levels
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In a recent study, mice that ate a diet with reduced levels of a particular amino acid responded better to cancer treatments. The findings are intriguing, but the authors call for caution. Meat and eggs contain particularly high levels of methionine. Doctors and other experts now understand the significant role that nutrition plays in health.
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