How much protein do we need in a day? Everywhere I look, I find different answers. --Need to Know
Dear Need to Know,
I have just been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and have been told to follow a low salt diet. I have been trying, but it really seems almost impossible! Can you help? --Frustrated
True/False: the human body harbors more bacterial cells vs. human cells?
Where do most of the bacteria in our gut live?
- Small Intestine
- Large Intestine
True/False: all probiotics are the same?
When do we first begin to develop the bacterial make-up of our guts?
Bayer is recalling a portion of its popular Alka-Seltzer Plus line of cold and flu relief products after it was discovered that ingredients in the medication may not match those listed on the package. Additionally, ingredients listed on a sticker on the front of the box may differ from those printed on the back of the carton.
I had a heart attack about six weeks ago, which required bypass surgery. While in the hospital, I was bombarded by different professionals who instructed me to quit smoking, stop using salt, and change my diet to low fat/low cholesterol. I was very overwhelmed after major surgery that I only remember about half of what I was told. I have managed to stop smoking but haven't gotten to the diet change yet. Can you help?
You may notice a friend or family member who has dropped a considerable amount of weight or is obsessive about needing to lose weight. They may be reclusive and continuously pushing food away, bingeing or exercising excessively. They may be suffering from an eating disorder. In the United States, an estimated 30 million people may have an eating disorder in their lifetime.
Twenty-seven animals have tested positive for rabies in Colorado this year, putting many pets, livestock and people at risk of exposure to the disease. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment urges people to make sure their pets are up to date on their rabies shots, avoid stray and wild animals, and take other precautions against rabies.
If you have not kept your New Year's resolution to take better care of your health, no need to worry. Spring is a time for new beginnings; and with spring comes the Easter season -and ... eggs! Here is an opportunity to renew your resolution for a better health with none other than the almighty egg.
I have lost twenty pounds, and I'm very proud of my accomplishment. I know I have to develop healthy habits in order to keep the weight off. My problem is I eat too much in the evenings after dinner. What can I do to change this bad habit? --Sherry
Congratulations on your weight loss. You should definitely be proud of yourself!
Many people fall into the trap of night eating. In the evening our will power is down, and we are susceptible to temptation.