Category Archives: Health Tip

Health Tip: Signs That May Warn of Lactose Intolerance

Including abdominal pain (HealthDay News) — Lactose intolerance means the body can’t properly digest lactose, a sugar naturally found in milk and other dairy products. The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse says common symptoms of lactose intolerance, which usually develop within two hours of dairy consumption, include: Abdominal pain. Bloating. Excess gas. Nausea. Diarrhea. –…

Health Tip: Eat Enough Legumes

They’re healthy and low in fat (HealthDay News) — Beans, peas and lentils are examples of legumes — nourishing foods that pack a lot of energy. The University of Michigan Health System says the benefits of legumes include: They’re low-fat foods and are an excellent source of antioxidants. They’re protein-rich and a good source of…

Health Tip: Get Fit This Fall

Don’t let that bulky sweater inhibit exercise (HealthDay News) — The crisp fall weather and colorful leaves make great reasons to get outside and exercise. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these autumn fitness suggestions: Rake up the leaves in your yard. Start a game of touch football with family, neighbors and friends. Kick…

Sugar ‘n’ Spice Not Always Nice

Allergies to cinnamon, vanilla and more can put a crimp on everyday life THURSDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — Spice allergy affects up to 3 percent of people and can seriously restrict their everyday activities, an expert says. Spices are one of the most widely used products and are found in foods, cosmetics and dental…

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Questions to focus on (HealthDay News) — It can be embarrassing to talk with your doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle changes you’ll need to make. The Weight-Control Information Network offers these pointers for a weight-loss discussion between you and…