Are You at Risk? Understanding Barrett’s Esophagus

What this condition means for your overall health and risk of esophageal cancer and how you can manage it By Mia James Plenty of us have experienced heartburn, that burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. It’s a symptom of acid reflux, a common condition in which stomach acid splashes up from the […]

Cooking with Coconut

A new cookbook offers recipes and nutritional know-how to integrate this tropical superfood into your home cooking.  No longer limited to the novelty shelf in the produce section, coconut in myriad forms is popping up in every aisle in the grocery store: coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, and coconut flour are just […]

IBD: Support is Key

The IBD Support Foundation fills the gap in sup­port services for patients and families confront­ing inflammatory bowel disease. By Diana Price For 14 years Marci Reiss lived the life of a patient with an incurable disease. Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1997 at age 27, Marci was hospitalized more than 160 times, managed medication side […]

The Current State of Hepatitis

Hepatitis remains a global and domestic health problem, but the outlook is improving with new treatments and awareness. By Mia James The impact of hepatitis at home and abroad is undeniably significant. The virus, which causes illness and even death, can lead to scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and liver cancer and affects 400 million […]

Eating Well to Keep Your GI Tract on Track

What and how you eat can make all the difference when it comes to digestive health. By Mia James The good news about digestive disorders— and, really, there is good news—is that many of them can be managed with dietary changes. And while giving up certain foods, increasing quantities of others, and creating new mealtime […]

Cooking for a Cause

A celebrity chef puts her passion for food to work to educate people about a common health concern. By Diana Price   Here are just a few a of the hats that Sunny Anderson, celebrity cook and co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen, has worn in her career: US Air Force broadcaster, radio DJ, journalist, […]

What Does Your Gut Tell You?

Learn to identify and manage gastrointestinal issues to maintain overall health. By Mia James At the very least, gastro­intestinal (GI) symp­toms are bother­some and sometimes embarrassing. No one feels her best when she’s beset with bloating, gas, pain, diarrhea, or constipation. This discomfort and inconvenience can also be a sign of a more serious concern, […]

Smart Food Tips for Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unpleasant, to say the least. The good news is that treatment generally starts with something you can do at home: eating a sensible diet and avoiding foods that irritate your digestive system.

Cracks in the Case Against Gluten

Gluten has become a nutritional buzzword, as diet fads and food and health trends have put the protein found in wheat in the spotlight. Sufferers of celiac disease, a digestive disease that causes gluten intolerance, have real cause to avoid gluten, as exposure to even tiny amounts can trigger severe complications; but the anti-gluten trend […]

Women Transform their Careers at Midlife and Thrive

what if you could create work from something you truly love in a balanced, thoughtful way? What if through dreaming and planning and learning you could bring your vision into being and work with purpose and passion?