Nutrition is a foundation for a healthy life and the right nutrition can help bodies heal, recover and get strong.
How Hydration Can Help You Recover From a Virus
While hydration is always critical, appropriate rehydration during illness is key. It’s important to know that not all rehydration solutions are created equal. Key ingredients like electrolytes- sodium, chloride and potassium- and glucose can affect your ability to rehydrate if they are not properly balanced.
The Difference Between Cold and Flu Symptoms: What You Need to Know
Americans contract more than 1 billion colds and 45 million cases of influenza (the flu) per year. But when illness strikes, it can be difficult to tell the difference between cold and flu symptoms. However, these two viral respiratory illnesses have some key differences. Knowing the distinctions can help you better determine which ailment you're dealing with so you can get the treatment you need — and ultimately feel better — sooner.
Incisions and Nutrition: How to Help Surgical Wound Healing
Whether it's a knee or hip replacement, tumor removal or anything in between, one process always happens once the surgery is complete: a doctor cleans and closes the incisions they've made. Once that incision is made, your body’s healing process starts.
How to Prepare for Surgery and Get Back on Your Feet
In the U.S., the number of surgical procedures is increasing, with more than 30 million performed annually according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No matter what kind of surgery you may be having, preparing for one can raise a lot of questions and concerns.
Tips for Reducing Prediabetes Risk in Adolescents and Young Adults
Prediabetes is increasingly affecting children and young adults in the United States. A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that around one in five adolescents (ages 12–18) and one in four young adults (ages 19–34) in the U.S. are now living with prediabetes. People diagnosed with this condition have an excess of sugar in their blood, but not high enough to be called diabetes, which can cause damage to the heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves over time. They're also at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with diabetes. However, by incorporating good eating and exercise habits, this diagnosis can oftentimes be reversed.