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Can Food Really Help Tame Your Pain?

Suffer from heartburn or headaches? Instead of heading straight to the medicine cabinet, you may want to check out the kitchen first. "Many foods provide vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help ease ailments and possibly prevent them," says Susan Lark, M.D., a physician and nutritionist in Los Altos, California. "Even if you take medications to relieve symptoms, what you eat can help as well," says Dr. Lark. Next time you experience one of the following, consult your refrigerator, but don't forget to also consult your doctor, mk? Foods That Help Migraines Try: Fatty fish such as trout, sardines, and herring How much? Have one four- to six-ounce serving two or three times a week. Or consult your doctor about taking fish-oil supplements. Eating fatty fish, which are high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, may lower the body's production of prostaglandins, hormone-like chemicals that can induce inflammation and pain, causing migraines. (I

A Guide to Healthy Low-Carb Eating with Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions. It currently affects over 400 million people worldwide ( 1 ). Although diabetes is a complicated disease, maintaining good blood sugar control can greatly reduce the risk of complications. One of the ways to achieve better blood sugar levels is to follow a low-carb diet. This article provides a detailed overview of low-carb diets for managing diabetes. What is Diabetes, and What Role Does Food Play? If you have diabetes, your body cannot process carbohydrates effectively. Normally, when you eat carbs, they are broken down into small units of glucose , which end up as blood sugar.

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