Maintaining a healthy weight is essential to protecting against chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Unfortunately, statistics show that 35% of adults in the United States are clinically obese and an additional 34% are overweight.
Most people are aware of the health dangers posed by being overweight, but they don’t know how to achieve a healthy weight. If you’re ... Continue Reading →
Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? Also known as hypercholesterolemia, it’s a common condition from which over 102 million adults in the United States suffer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While many people brush off high cholesterol, believing it poses little or no risk to their health, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Cholesterol itself is a ... Continue Reading →
The early days of spring marks the beginning of the pollen season. While trees, grasses and weeds produce different amounts of pollen at different times of year — as well in different regions — you can expect to see a higher pollen count during spring than most other times of years. For most Americans, pollen isn’t a problem. But for the nearly Continue Reading →
Affecting about 1 percent of the U.S. adult population, celiac disease is a common disorder of the immune system that’s characterized by inflammation of the small intestines when gluten in consumed. People who suffer from celiac disease can’t eat foods or beverages containing gluten. If they do, their immune system will attack their small intestines with pro-inflammatory chemicals, which can lead to symptoms ... Continue Reading →
Adhesive capsulitis, or what’s more commonly known as frozen shoulder, is a medical condition involving pain, inflammation and limited mobility of the shoulder. Consisting of ligaments, tendons and other tissue connecting the humerus bone to the scapula, the shoulder is one of the largest joints in the human body. Like all joints, however, it’s vulnerable to stress-induced injury, including frozen shoulder. If you’re ... Continue Reading →