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.

Good nutrition is an integral part of the lupus treatment plan. While there are no foods which can cure lupus, people with the disease should aim for a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

The top two killers in the world are linked to heart and blood vessel problems.

Many chronic liver diseases are associated with malnutrition and one of the most common of these diseases is cirrhosis.

Hunting for and bringing home wild game not only provides a time to get outside, but it also allows one to put delicious food on the table.

Diabetes makes your body less able to use the food you eat, especially sugar. This results in a buildup of glucose (blood sugar) in your blood.

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…

Years ago a study in the Journal of The American Dietetic Association found a simple “rinsing” process can reduce the fat content of cooked ground beef crumbles.

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach cannot empty itself of food normally.

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Once you start running (or jogging), your body will need extra fuel for those miles; you will be burning approximately an extra 100 calories for each mile you run. In addition, your muscles will need protein to keep them operating efficiently.

February is Heart Health month, and what better way to start a regimen incorporating good nutrition and physical activity into your daily life!

A local barbershop chorus is offering “Singing Valentines” for the upcoming romantic holiday.

A healthy diet and lifestyle can help fight cardiovascular disease. Making small dietary adjustments daily can translate into life long-term benefits for your health and your heart.

The use of dietary supplements in the clinical nutrition and athletic realms has steadily increased throughout the years with reports estimating sales in the billions of dollars.

Staying well-hydrated can help you feel good and improve your mood.

The new year brings about many resolutions to eat healthier, lose weight and be more physically active.

The new year brings about many resolutions to eat healthier, lose weight and be more physically active. If you are unsure where to start, here are a few tips to get you started on your journey to better health and wellness.

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, your family might find it challenging to enjoy a nice, quiet dinner together.

Most Americans consume much more sodium than the body actually needs without even picking up a salt shaker.

December boasts a plethora of holidays-most of which are well known and celebrated all over.

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.

When it comes to nutrition for joint health it is all about nouishing the body.

We all know fiber is good for us. Not only can dietary fiber lower cholesterol, it also helps keep us trim and feeling full.

Whether trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party, most children (and adults) celebrate this October holiday.

With summer officially behind us and the fall in full swing, this time of year ushers in cooler temperatures and foods synonymous with the season. Fall foods provide many nutrients and can offer a diverse menu for your seasonal dinners.

Oct. 15 is National Hand washing Day, and according to the CDC, hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from becoming sick.

The top two killers in the world are linked to heart and blood vessel problems.

“Eat your breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day!”

Oatmeal has been a staple in the traditional American diet for years and much like the potato, has been under scrutiny.

Cardiovascular exercise such as cycling and jogging is only one piece of an effective weight-loss plan. A combination of consistent cardiovascular exercise and revamped, healthy eating habits is the best path to cutting pounds.

Fall is right around the corner, which means cooler temperatures and autumn-colored scenery.

In our society, many of us are attempting to lose weight and improve our overall health.

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever.

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 …

Many of my patients ask me about e-cigarette(e-cig) use or vaping, as it is commonly known.

Well, summer is now entering its “dog days,” a name for the hot, late summer season that has been in use dating back to the Egyptians.

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