Almond milk is a common alternative to cow’s milk for adults, but developing babies have different nutritional needs. Most doctors and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that babies less than 1-year-old drink breast milk or, if breast milk is not available, dairy- or soy-based infant formula unless otherwise advised. Experts adviseRead More →

What happens if you don’t eat for a day? The answer might seem relatively straightforward, but fasting for 24 hours has a complex ripple effect in the body. Fasting is a longstanding part of many religious traditions, including the Jewish and Muslim observances of Yom Kippur and Ramadan. A formRead More →

Vitamin B-3 may help to stop the death of nerve cells that occurs in Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent German-led study that may lead to new treatments for the brain-wasting disease. How could taking vitamin B-3 affect a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease? The researchers’ paper is now published in the journal CellRead More →

Diabetes usually results in excess sugar in the blood, which can lead to serious health problems. Although people often associate diabetes with weight gain, the condition can also cause weight loss. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight may not be easy, but it can improve a person’s health and shouldRead More →

Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is a rare condition affecting the digestive system. It can cause considerable discomfort in the abdomen, but it is possible to manage symptoms with lifestyle changes and medication. This article will discuss what sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) is, along with its symptoms and causes. ItRead More →

Some people have allergy symptoms after eating quinoa. For those with quinoa allergies, there are several healthful alternatives. Quinoa is a small, round, grain-like food that actually belongs to the fruit family. Because of its appearance, many nutritionists describe quinoa as a pseudo-cereal. It is often called a superfood because itRead More →

Coffee is known to keep us more alert and focused, so many of us use it to boost our energy levels and productivity. However, it turns out that this popular stimulant may help to sustain not only individual effort, but also constructive interaction within a team. A new study suggestsRead More →