Rheumatoid Arthritis and Food: 13 Myths and Facts

Myth: Avoid “Nightshade” Veggies There’s talk out there that tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers can make your RA symptoms worse. Take this advice with a grain of salt. There’s no hard evidence that foods from the nightshade family are a problem. So don’t skip these brightly-colored veggies that are loaded with nutrients. Fact: Eat Fish […]

Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a number of physical symptoms that can be well-controlled and managed. The treatment options for Parkinson’s disease include several different medications, surgical procedures and physical therapy. If you have Parkinson’s disease, you will most likely benefit from treatment for your tremors and other motor symptoms, and you may also need […]

5 Surprising Facts About Lupus That Many People Don’t Know

When I mention lupus to my patients, sometimes I get a confused look because it’s not a well-understood condition. People wonder why the body would attack itself, as is the case with lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Here are five surprising facts that many people don’t know about lupus: 1. Lupus affects nine times more women than men, and […]

10 Foods To Avoid When You Have Acid Reflux

What Causes Acid Reflux? Your stomach produces acid to help digest food. The food passes from your esophagus into your stomach, after which a flap (called the lower esophageal sphincter muscle) closes and separates the stomach from the esophagus. This flap is only meant to open while swallowing and belching. However, there are multiple ways […]

9 Easy Yoga Poses to Reverse Bad Posture

Roll out your yoga mat! These poses will help you strengthen the muscles that cause you to slouch, making good posture effortless. Think about it: From the time we are in kindergarten to the time we get desk jobs, many of us are sitting for most of the day. When this happens, it’s almost impossible […]

Everything You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood. Symptoms can include an extremely elevated mood called mania. They can also include episodes of depression. Bipolar disorder is also known as bipolar disease or manic depression. People with bipolar disorder may have trouble managing everyday life tasks at […]

Cannabis oil improves Crohn’s disease symptoms: study

According to a new study, cannabis oil can “significantly” improve Crohn’s disease symptoms. “(S)tudies have shown that many people with Crohn’s disease use cannabis regularly to relieve their symptoms,” Dr. Timna Naftali, an Israeli gastroenterologist who also teaches at Tel Aviv University, said in a written statement. “It has always been thought that this improvement […]

6 Medication-Free Ways to Feel Better with Parkinson’s Disease

Medication aside, there are many ways people living with Parkinson’s disease can improve their health and well-being, preserve physical function, ease symptoms and enhance quality of life. Chief among these are getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated and getting an adequate amount of sleep. But what about nontraditional therapy? Integrative therapies, such […]

What is tinnitus? The symptoms, causes and treatment for ringing in the ear

The auditory condition is actually much more common than most would think. In the movie “A Star Is Born,” actor Bradley Cooper plays a beloved musician named Jackson Maine. As a singer and songwriter, Maine lives and breathes by his music, but what fans can’t see is that he’s struggling. Maine suffers from a serious […]

9 foods that could be making your acid reflux worse

It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat it Do you often get a burning sensation in your throat or stomach after you eat? Well, it’s called acid reflux – a condition you could be making worse without even knowing it. Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid leaks up, the wrong direction, from the stomach into the […]

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