Wellness

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that affects the large intestine. Though no specific cause is known, several factors may contribute to IBS.

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.

Brain Health and Fish

Can you remember the last time you had fish for dinner? Studies show that improved memory is just one of many brain-boosting benefits associated with eating more fish.

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.

Combating High Blood Pressure

About 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and kidney disease.

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.

Help Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

When children are young, parents and other caregivers are responsible for providing an environment that helps them maintain a lifestyle that is beneficial to their health.

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.

Latest Articles

  • Digestive Health

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that affects the large intestine. Though no specific cause is known, several factors may contribute to IBS. Read More

  • Digestive Health

    Crohn's Disease and Diet

    Nour Zibdeh, MS, RD, CLT

    Crohn's disease is a condition defined by chronic inflammation and irritation of the digestive tract. Yet, an understanding of food and diet is key to reducing flare-ups. Read More

  • Healthy Aging

    Brain Health and Fish

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    Can you remember the last time you had fish for dinner? Studies show that improved memory is just one of many brain-boosting benefits associated with eating more fish. Read More

  • Dietary Supplements

    Does My Child Need A Supplement?

    If your child eats a variety of foods, supplements may not be needed. However, if you're unsure about your child's nutrient intake, get expert advice. Read More

  • Healthy Aging

    9 Nutrition Tips for Young Men

    Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

    To fuel a young active mind and body, the key is balance. Follow a healthy eating plan featuring lean protein, vegetables and whole-grains. Have fruit and low-fat dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt for snacks. Read More

  • Digestive Health

    Easing Your Child's Constipation

    Constipation can be painful, stressful and embarrassing for kids and it takes a toll on parents, too. If your child is struggling with constipation, they're not alone. Read More

  • Food Allergies

    Is Your Baby Sensitive to Food?

    Some babies are sensitive to certain foods. Reactions, such as a rash, wheezing, diarrhea or vomiting, are signs that a food doesn't agree with them. Read More

  • Healthy Aging

    Say "Yes!" to Non-Food Rewards

    Even though bribing children with candy to clean their rooms and eat their vegetables may lead to a clean room and a clean plate, there are many negative long-term consequences. Try these rewards instead. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

    How to Fight Lead Exposure with Nutrition

    Bethany Thayer, MS, RDN, FAND

    Although exposure to lead has reduced within the last two decades, it is still a concern and caution is advised, especially for children who have access to toys with lead-based paint or individuals who live in older homes. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

    The Health Benefits of Tea

    Neva Cochran, MS, RD, LD, Joanna Pruess

    Far from being a fictitious promise, tea has been lauded for an array of potential health benefits. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

    Foods to Fight Iron Deficiency

    Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN

    Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the U.S. Learn the best ways to add iron, including vegetarian sources, to your diet. Read More

  • Heart and Cardiovascular Health

    Prepare Heart-Healthy Foods for Your Family

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    The keys to heart health are eating foods low in saturated fat, trans fat and sodium, replacing solid fats with healthy oils and including more foods high in fiber. Read More

  • Heart and Cardiovascular Health

    Combating High Blood Pressure

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    About 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and kidney disease. Read More

  • Heart and Cardiovascular Health

    Heart Health and Diet

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Many of these deaths and risk factors are preventable, and food choices have a big impact on your heart's health, even if you have other risk factors. Read More

  • Heart and Cardiovascular Health

    Triglycerides: Why do they matter?

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Triglycerides can increase your risk for heart disease. However, losing weight, lowering blood cholesterol and increasing physical activity can all help to lower triglycerides. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

    5 Nutrition Tips to Promote Wound Healing

    Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT, CHWC

    Food choices and nutritional status influence wound healing since serious wounds increase the energy, vitamin, mineral and protein requirements necessary to promote healing. Read More

  • Healthy Aging

    Menopause and Weight

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Unwanted weight gain is frustrating at any age, but if you've hit menopause you may feel the deck is stacked against you. Read More

  • 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

  • Preventing Illness

    Keep Dad Healthy: Select the Best Veggies

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    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. Read More

  • Heart and Cardiovascular Health

    3 Steps to Help Combat Metabolic Syndrome

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    If you have metabolic syndrome or any of its conditions, you can take action. Aggressive lifestyle changes can delay or prevent serious health problems from developing. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

    Eat Right for Life

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    Build your best, healthiest body by adjusting your diet and eating habits to address the specific needs of each decade. Read More

  • Heart and Cardiovascular Health

    Love Your Heart, Love Your Food

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. But the good news is many of these deaths and risk factors are preventable. Read More

  • Heart and Cardiovascular Health

    Heart Health for Women

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American women. What a woman eats and her lifestyle choices play a big part in her heart health. Read More

  • Healthy Aging

    Eating Right During Menopause

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    For women, menopause is a time to take care of yourself by making healthy lifestyle choices. Eating well, reducing calories and being physically active will make this midlife transition easier. Read More

  • Heart and Cardiovascular Health

    Heart Health Tips for Men

    Eleese Cunningham, RDN

    More men die from heart disease than any other disease. Good nutrition and lifestyle play big roles in keeping your heart healthy. Read More

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes and Diet

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    There is no one diet for all people with diabetes, but there is a "recipe" for eating healthfully that is similar to recommendations for heart health, cancer prevention and weight management. Read More

  • Celiac Disease

    Understanding Celiac Disease

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    People with celiac disease cannot eat foods containing gluten. In people with celiac disease, the body's immune system responds to gluten by damaging the lining of the small intestine. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

    Benefits of Java

    If you think your morning cup of joe provides nothing more to your body than a jolt of caffeine, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that coffee provides some health benefits. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

    Inflammation and Diet

    Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD

    We know that some foods have the capacity to suppress inflammation, but it's unclear how often and how much is needed for this benefit. Read More

  • Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

    Feed Your Body Right

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    Think your nutrition needs stay the same your whole adult life? Think again. Check out our handy guide to figure out which foods will help boost your health no matter your age. Read More

  • Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

    Healthy Weights for Healthy Older Adults

    As we get older, our food and activity choices become even more important to our health. We are never too old to enjoy the benefits of improved nutrition and fitness. Read More

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