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Possible Dietary Help for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful autoimmune condition in which the linings of the joints are treated as foreign objects by the immune system. As the immune system attacks what it sees as an invader, the results are debilitating levels of pain and limited movement. While there are pharmacological treatments for RA, about a third to three quarters of those afflicted with RA report that diet plays an impact on how they feel. Scientific evidence for a specific RA … [Read more...]

Should Pregnant Women Avoid Tuna?

For years women have been advised to limit how much tuna they consume due to its mercury content, but that it is completely acceptable to eat in moderation. New research released by Consumer Reports is now challenging this recommendation. In fact, Consumer Reports is recommending not only that pregnant women decrease the small amount of tuna they previously thought was safe to eat, but that they eliminate it from their diets entirely. Consumer Reports sites data that … [Read more...]

Is Breakfast Getting Dethroned as the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Dietary advice on what foods are best to eat varies widely, but one piece of advice is regarded almost universally as a cardinal rule of healthy eating: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, the results of a new study done out of the University of Bath say that breakfast may not deserve this mighty title, after all. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed over thirty people for the course of six weeks and documented … [Read more...]

Pressed for Time? Reap the Benefits of an Interval Workout

These days it seems as everyone is constantly crunched for time. Yet, the fast paced hustle of today’s world does not diminish the need for a regular exercise program for good health. Research in exercise physiology shows that interval workouts just may be the solution the busy person needs to stop making excuses for not exercising. What is Interval Training? High intensity interval training (HIIT) involves, as the name suggest, intense bursts of activity … [Read more...]

How Much Is Too Much Salt?

The American diet holds a reputation for overconsumption of plenty of things that are less than healthy. Among some of those unhealthy things Americans are known for overindulging in includes salt. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that the problem of too much salt intake is not limited to the American diet though. The study, done out of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, says that too much sodium … [Read more...]