Don’t Rely on Stool Softeners for Constipation Relief

Don’t Rely on Stool Softeners for Constipation Relief

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I have been taking daily stool softeners to help my constipation. Is…

Five diet rules for a healthy heart

Five diet rules for a healthy heart

Heart disease may be the leading cause of death for Americans, but here’s a heartening statistic: About half of heart-disease…

Food Synergy Boosts Nutrition

Food Synergy Boosts Nutrition

Pancakes and maple syrup, spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate and strawberries — these are the “Thelma and Louises” of the food…

The best diet for weight loss

The best diet for weight loss

Losing weight and getting healthier is a common goal among Americans; we spend $60 billion dollars a year on weight…

Starting a high-fiber diet

Starting a high-fiber diet

By Shaun Dreisbach Do you get enough fiber in your diet? The Institute of Medicine recommends that women aged 19…

6 quick tips for digestive health

6 quick tips for digestive health

If you’re one of the 70 million people affected by digestive problems you probably know that diet plays a role…

5 reasons to focus on fiber

5 reasons to focus on fiber

By Denise Webb, Ph.D., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter When you think of dietary fiber, you may think of foods, like…