A low-residue diet is a diet designed to reduce the frequency and volume of stools while prolonging intestinal transit time.
Usually diagnosed before symptoms occur, primary biliary cirrhosis, or PBC, is a chronic medical condition that causes inflammation and damage to the bile ducts in the liver; this causes scarring and can lead to cirrhosis.
Yogurt is one of the healthiest, most nutritious and refreshing snacks out there.
Eating well doesn’t have to mean spending more money or buying costly “health foods.”
Esophagitis is irritation or inflammation of the esophagus.
As summer approaches and the Texas heat begins to set in, water intake becomes a more crucial component to our health.
The Nutrition Facts Panel is a section of a food label that shows the serving size, calories and key nutrients (to name a few items) by percent daily value in one specifically measured amount of food.
If you have considered a no-carb diet to achieve weight loss or control diabetes, it is crucial to learn the basics of this “diet” and to understand the health risks associated with eliminating carbohydrates. Carbohydrates comprise a wide variety of foods — both healthy and unhealthy — and w…
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
A local barbershop chorus is offering “Singing Valentines” for the upcoming romantic holiday.
Psyllium is used clinically as a mild “colon cleanser” to aid in constipation due to the high fiber content. Psyllium offers a more natural approach to the cleaning of the gastrointestinal track versus products such as bisacodyl.
The top two killers in the world are linked to heart and blood vessel problems.
Last week, we looked at the rapid rise of e-cigarettes (e-cigs) as a popular alternative nicotine delivery device. Many people using e-cigs are aware of the many dangerous chemicals present in cigarette smoke, including tar and various other carcinogens. There is truth to the statement that …