| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:19 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who eat diets high in antioxidants may not have a lower risk of dementia or stroke, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that people who ate or drank lots of coffee, tea, oranges and red wine were just as...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:26 AM
By his late 30s, Eli Sapharti weighed almost 300 pounds. Every day, he smoked two packs of cigarettes, drank two liters of soda and "ate like crap."
He always resolved to get fit, joining gyms and working out a few times. But then he'd quit because...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 11:15 AM
When the Girl Scouts come a-knocking, asking Americans to give up their New Year's resolutions for some tasty cookies, there'll be a new treat on the list: Mango Cremes.
But the Oreo-esque, tropical-inspired mini-sandwiches aren't just noticeable for...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:33 PM
GOSHEN – Sue Schrock’s personal and religious beliefs are strong.
“They are biblical and they are God-led and they are who I am,” she said.
Ultimately, those beliefs that she should be able to control what goes into her own...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I have your "Diabetes Without Drugs" book and it has helped me, but I'm still on two of the original five medications for this condition. Which nutrients should I take with my medicine? — B.B., Micanopy, Fla.
Dear B.B.: For my new...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 1:50 PM
A veteran Chicago police detective has been relieved of police powers after she was charged with misdemeanor theft for trying to take about $200 worth of vitamins from a Lake View grocery on Friday afternoon, according to police and law enforcement...
| Jan 2, 2013
Dear Readers: Here are 2012's interesting items — prescription (Rx) and OTC (over the counter) — approved by the Food and Drug Administration. — Love, Suzy
Stendra (Avanafil) tablets, Rx: Used for erectile dysfunction. Stendra.com...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:47 PM
There's no question that fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet and provide benefits to body and mind that go far beyond conventional nutrition. Most are rich in phytochemicals, whose natural power to support health and combat...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The truth about healthy eating is that not all foods are created equal. When it comes to eating for fat-loss, this is especially true.
One of the hidden properties of healthy eating that rarely gets much discussion in the mainstream press is the "thermic...
| Feb 27, 2013
Babies born to women who are obese at the start of pregnancy tend to have one-third less vitamin D than the infants of lean women, according to a new study led by a Northwestern Medicine professor.
Vitamin D is important for children because it helps to...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:41 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The amount of vitamin D in some supplements may be either much lower or much higher than what's written on the label, according to a new analysis.
Researchers found that off-the-shelf pills from 12 different manufacturers...
| Jan 30, 2013
Apparently your tongue speaks volumes about your health without you saying a word. And this is why Lisa Lau, a Chicago herbalist, recently had me saying "Ahhhh."
But that was as far as the examination went with Lau, whose clients call her "Dr. Lisa."...