Wellness

What You Need to Know About GERD

Many people have a passing case of indigestion from time to time. But when it occurs frequently, it could be indicative of a more serious condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

One of the most important ways to self-manage gastrointestinal disorders is to choose the right foods to eat. Learn more about the role your diet plays in digestive health.

Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

As we get older our bodies have different needs, so certain nutrients become especially important for good health.

Eating right and being physically active are keys to staying healthy throughout life. Nutrient needs change with age. Familiarize yourself with the foods that offer the vitamins and minerals that promote good health as we age.

DASH Diet: Reducing Hypertension through Diet and Lifestyle

Think you can't stop hypertension, or high blood pressure? You might be able to if you follow the DASH diet — a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in sodium.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. A healthy lifestyle and eating plan can lower your risk for heart disease and may prevent current heart disease from worsening. Learn more about a heart health and diet.

Keep Dad Healthy: Select the Best Veggies

Indulging in — and enjoying — vegetables along with your kids is more than just a great way to lead by example. You'll also reap some very specific health benefits.

If you have a chronic condition, a carefully planned diet can make a difference. With certain diseases, what you eat may reduce symptoms. In other cases, diet can improve health.

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  • Digestive Health

    What You Need to Know About GERD

    Andrea Johnson, RD, CSP, LDN

    Many people have a passing case of indigestion from time to time. But when it occurs frequently, it could be indicative of a more serious condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Read More