The Mediterranean Diet Isn’t What It Used to Be

Oct. 4, 2021 — When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, some residents of Pompeii, Italy, sought shelter in stone vaults on nearby beaches, but to no avail: The lava flows still took their lives. But molten rock did not erase evidence of how they lived and what they ate. Their bones tell a story … Read more

Intermittent Fasting Can Cut Your Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In terms of healthy eating, timing is everything. That’s the word from researchers who claim the time of day that you eat may be just as important for your health as what you eat. Having your meals in a consistent window of 8 to … Read more

Your Diet Could Cut Your Odds for Severe COVID-19

Of course, Merino said, people with healthy diets may be different in many ways from those with less-healthful eating habits. So his team accounted for factors like age, race, exercise habits, smoking, body weight and whether people lived in low- or high-income neighborhoods. Obesity, for example, is a risk factor for severe COVID-19. And … Read more

Mediterranean Diet for Psoriasis: What You Can Eat

SOURCES: American Heart Association: “What Is the Mediterranean Diet?” “Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Healthy Punch.”  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: “Diet Review: Mediterranean Diet.” JAMA Dermatology: “Dietary Profile and Severity of Psoriasis: Results From the NutriNet-Santé Cohort.”  Joel M. Gelfand, MD, vice chair of clinical research and medical director, Dermatology Clinical Studies Unit; … Read more

International Youth Day: A holistic approach to health, fitness and evolution of a robust food system

30 minutes exercise regularly and healthy eating will take you a long way and help you dodge a visit to the doctors clinic By Rohit Kumar International Youth Day: The past year has altered nearly every aspect of our life and brought this fast-moving world to a standstill. The pandemic inflicted a lockdown, which restricted … Read more

International Youth Day: Why should youngsters be concerned about their health?

A thirty-minute brisk walk routine is all it takes sometimes. (Photo source: PTI) By Shweta Mahadik International Youth Day: How often do you find yourself binge-watching your favourite show on Netflix till 3 or 4am in the morning? Do you skip meals, especially breakfast, because you’re too occupied with work or late for online classes? … Read more

Prostate Cancer: Why Early Detection Matters

My father died at 54 from prostate cancer, and his brother had prostate cancer at the same time. I have several cousins who also have this problem, so I knew that I needed to get screened since prostate cancer runs in my family. I was also having certain symptoms: incontinence, pain in my groin, and … Read more

Olympic Athletes Come With Olympic-Sized (but Healthy) Diets

Allison Mankowski, registered dietitian; sports dietitian, Eastern Michigan University. NBC Sports: “How Many Calories Michael Phelps Consumed as a Swimmer.” Livestrong: “What Sport Burns the Most Calories Per Hour?” Men’s Health: “Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy Swears by This Breakfast Every Day.” CNBC: “How the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt Mentally Prepares for a Race.” … Read more

Narcolepsy and Your Diet

Eating well is a good choice for everyone, but it may be especially important for people with narcolepsy. If you have narcolepsy, you have a higher risk of obesity. People with narcolepsy “have a tendency to put on weight because of the pathophysiological changes in narcolepsy,” says Michael Thorpy, MD, director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders … Read more

Diet High in Fat, Fried Foods Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

July 9, 2021 — A large study shows that eating a diet high in fat, fried foods, processed meats, and sugary drinks is linked to a higher risk of sudden cardiac death, a common cause of death in the U.S. The research, published June 30 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, examined … Read more