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Looking for nutrition information related to a particular illness? Want to know what foods are most supportive and can help you manage an illness? We have created quick informational sheets that outline the best nutritional strategies for many illnesses.
Providing a healthy diet for people with Alzheimer's Disease is often challenging for caregivers. However, maintaining good nutritional health not only has medical benefits, but also enhances quality of life. Learn more about the nutritional guidelines for people living with Alzheimer's from this downloadable fact sheet.
Physical activity plays an important role in cancer prevention, treatment resilience and post-treatment survival. There are many physical and psychological benefits of exercise that can greatly enhance quality of life and prevent recurrence. Our informational sheet gives an overview of these, as well as, tips on adding physical activity to your life.
Supplements are a controversial nutritional concern for cancer patients, survivors and those individuals looking to reduce their risk for the disease. Sometimes the consequences can outweigh the benefits, and it is critical to be well-informed about a supplement before taking it. This fact sheet provides helpful information on deciding whether supplements are right for you, along with a list of reputable online resources that offer research and fact sheets on many vitamins, minerals and other supplements on the market.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease and related death with nearly 5 million cases in the United States. Nutrition therapy and lifestyle changes can play a large role in the management of CHF and lead to improved quality of life. Learn more about healthy choices from our informational fact sheet.
Each year, about 72,000 women in the United States are newly diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. Ongoing research shows that achieving and maintaining the proper weight, eating a balanced diet, and getting regular exercise can both lessen the risk of getting gynecologic cancer and also help keep you strong during cancer treatment. This article reviews current research and outlines what constitutes a balanced diet.
Did you know that high blood pressure (hypertension) often has no symptoms? The only way to find out if you have it is to get it checked. If untreated, high blood pressure puts a person at risk for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and blindness. For more information about high blood pressure, and for eating tips if you have it, see our informational sheet.
Parkinson's Disease is a progressive neurological disease that affects movement and motor skills. Nutrition plays an important role in alleviating symptoms that can include weight loss, bone loss and constipation, as well as managing medications. Learn more from our informational sheet.
Nutrition therapy is a very important aspect of managing end stage renal (kidney) disease. Since the kidney is unable to remove waste products and toxins adequately, limiting your intake of restricted foods and eating enough of the right kind of foods can help control waste build up in the blood. Here are some specific quidelines to follow.
Get ready for a change! The effect of food on cancer is an ongoing area of research. And one of the most controversial questions has been the effect of soy on breast cancer. Suspected of possibly raising the risk of this cancer, tofu, soy milk and other soy products were avoided. However, recent studies have shed new light on this issue, and have led to a new way of thinking about these foods.
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