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.

Feed Your Brain — Go 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.

5 Top Foods for Eye Health

Do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes?

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

  • Healthy Aging

    Feed Your Brain — Go Fish!

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    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

  • Healthy Aging

    9 Nutrition Tips for Young Men

    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

  • Preventing Illness

    Hypertension: Understanding a Silent Killer

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN, Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    Hypertension has been called a silent threat because the condition itself has no symptoms. However, the effect on your body can be life-threatening over time. 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Heart and Cardiovascular Health

    Top Foods for a Healthy Heart

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Heart disease, the number one killer in the U.S., doesn't discriminate: While it tends to strike men earlier, it affects both genders. 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

  • Preventing Illness

    National Minority Health Month

    April is National Minority Health Month. It's more important than ever to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the nation's health care system. Read More

  • Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

    Healthy Eating for Women

    A balanced diet is a cornerstone of health and women have special nutrient needs that change during each stage of a life. Read More

  • Healthy Aging

    Food, Nutrients and Your Teen

    Second only to infancy, adolescence is the fastest growth stage in life! Even when teens reach their adult height (for girls sooner than for boys), their bodies are still growing and developing. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

    How to Avoid Choking

    Having teeth doesn't mean children can handle all foods. Small, hard foods, slippery foods and sticky foods can block the air passage, cutting off a child's supply of oxygen. Read More

  • Diabetes

    The Dish on Diabetes

    Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that diabetes can be managed or prevented with a few lifestyle changes. Read More

  • Healthy Aging

    Nutrition for Young Women

    Young women need a balanced diet to fuel their active bodies and minds. But at this point in life, healthy eating sometimes becomes a challenge. Read More

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