June 19th is the real day slavery ended for all people in the United States, two years after it’s official end from the Civil War. As a result of 400 years of slavery, there are still privileges White Americans experience in quality of life that Black Americans and other people of color do not. Access to healthcare, food, education, employment opportunities and more have been well documented arenas where Black American quality of life is measurably inequitable. To discuss racism in healthcare and how to move forward responsibly, we interviewed sociologist and author of Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy, Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield. She is the Mary Tileston Hemenway professor in Arts and Sciences and Associate Dean of Faculty Development at Washington University in St. Louis.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve heard from our community about wanting to learn more about effective ways to improve their immunity. We put together an immunity-boosting program and, for the sake of clarity, we wanted to articulate the mechanics of how immunity works. In particular, how it relates to chronic conditions and inflammation.
It is estimated that more than 1 in 3 Americans will get diagnosed with cancer over their lifetimes.
Even after nearly a century, cancer remains the second-highest cause of death in the U.S. - despite research showing only 5–10 percent of all cancer cases are attributed to genetic defects.
During Cancer Prevention Month, we're exploring proven cancer prevention tips based on the American Institute for Cancer Research survey.
Whether you’ve been wondering if you have IBS or have been trying to manage it with the low FODMAP diet for years, this guide is for you.
It covers everything you need to know about what IBS feels like, what foods trigger a flareup, how it’s diagnosed, and most importantly the latest research on how to manage it effectively to improve quality of life once and for all - for yourself or for someone in your life with IBS.
We’ve compiled the latest research, enlisted the best resources, explored terminology, and shared actionable advice to help you achieve your peak health.
There are three types of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): IBS-D is characterized by frequent bouts of diarrhea, IBS-C constipation, and IBS-M is an unpredictable mix of both ailments. Luckily, there are steps you can take in the comfort of your own home to keep the symptoms of IBS under control. Here are some simple lifestyle changes that can ease the discomfort of gas, bloating, and irregular bowel movements.
Irritable bowel syndrome can cause unpleasant and sometimes painful symptoms. Learn how to tackle IBS at home.
Anyone with IBS knows how frustrating the condition can be. Most people don’t have a chronic form of IBS. But the condition can be made worse by environmental factors such as diet, lifestyle, and stress. Learning to control these aspects of your life can make living with and managing IBS easier.
How do you create the right diet for IBS? A major factor includes eliminating FODMAP foods that can contribute to discomfort and irritation but it's critical to know how to reintroduce them to rebuild your digestive health. Learn more.
Described as a disorder that causes persistent discomfort and abdominal pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a long-term illness. Even though IBS is fairly common, estimated to affect one in 10 people, over half have not been diagnosed.
Once diagnosed with this disorder, managing the symptoms – diarrhea, constipation, cramping, and bloating – can improve lives drastically.
We summarized the main clinically-proven treatments to combat bloating.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is more common than one might think. With roughly 10 to 15% of people worldwide dealing with some form of IBS, and 40% of those dealing with only mild cases, it’s possible you may have it and not even realize it.
Several extraneous factors can bring about a case of IBS, including poor diet, stress, and changes to your microbiome.
To help you recognize a potential case of IBS, we’ll go over some of the most common signs and symptoms you should be watching for.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is more common than you may think, affecting between 25 and 45 million people in the United States. It’s a chronic condition that affects the way the GI system works, with some describing IBS as a brain-gut disorder.
While the condition is not life-threatening, IBS can have a significant impact on the quality of life and may cause people to miss a substantial amount of workdays.
The symptoms of IBS are different for every patient, and individual bouts can last for days or even months.
While healthy meal planning habits are a good goal to have, solely focusing on them misses all the bites in between - and this might partially explain why the rapid growth in healthy food trends doesn’t translate into reversal of chronic conditions in the US.
Learn more about how we are tackling this.
This guide is our contribution to honor Diabetes Awareness Month and give you something you can act on to transform your life or support a loved one who deals with diabetes.
If you're looking for a collection of resources on how to better manage and live with diabetes, this list is for you.
We researched the most science-driven sources and gathered the latest research, terminology, resources, and actionable advice to help you achieve your peak health.
Read this in one sitting or jump to the section below you’re most interested in.
We need visionary policies and a bold strategy to win the fight against chronic disease. Just like smoking and climate change, the fight to improve public health is a global one.
Today, we have the opportunity to rewire the status-quo. There is a public health crisis - one that deserves a dedicated Town Hall debate to give the opportunity to candidates to articulate their measures to help reshape the definition of healthcare as we know it.
Let’s make this happen.
We can’t afford a lack of vision in agriculture policies given the current state of public health and climate change challenges.
The Amazon rainforest is on fire and all fingers are pointing to animal agriculture industry as the first responsible for this environmental and public health catastrophe. This is not a wildfire, but the consequence of cattle ranching. If this seems like a far-fetched connection, here is the short story to connect the flame you’ll see around social media with you and the trillions of microbes within you.
Americans spend more than $3.5 trillion a year on healthcare. That’s $10,739 per person - almost three times the OECD average of $3,854. There is one solution more than 50% of adults opt for on a daily basis to improve their health: OTC dietary supplements. Science couldn't disagree more.