Plant-Based Diet Reduces Risk of Severe COVID-19

The United States is in the midst of 2 epidemics, COVID-19 and obesity. “Teaching real nutrition is the strongest way to build community health” and lessen the toll of the coendemics, according to health care advocate Chris Norwood, a panelist at a virtual event hosted by Newswire. People with chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, … Read more

Tackling Inflammation to Fight Age-Related Ailments

Let’s start with what to eat and the foods to avoid eating. What follows will likely sound familiar to aficionados of a Mediterranean-style diet: a plant-based diet focused on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and cold-water fish and plants like soybeans and flax seeds that contain omega-3 fatty acids. A Mediterranean-style diet is rich in … Read more

Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

Although the woman in her 50s had been effectively treated for depression, she remained plagued by symptoms that often accompany it: fatigue, sleepiness and lethargy, even though she thought she was getting enough sleep. With depression no longer causing her persistent symptoms, her psychiatrist advised her to consult a sleep specialist. Sure enough, a night … Read more

Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

Although the woman in her 50s had been effectively treated for depression, she remained plagued by symptoms that often accompany it: fatigue, sleepiness and lethargy, even though she thought she was getting enough sleep. With depression no longer causing her persistent symptoms, her psychiatrist advised her to consult a sleep specialist. Sure enough, a night … Read more

What Foods Should I Avoid to Prevent Kidney Stones?

Q. What foods should I avoid if I’m prone to kidney stones? A. Drink more fluids, consume less sodium and eat a diet that includes calcium-rich foods. The rest depends on the chemical composition of your stones. More than 90 percent of stones contain calcium, usually in the form of calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate or … Read more