My Stomach’s on Fire and I Can’t Put It Out

Most of us call this common complaint indigestion, but doctors call it dyspepsia.  Indigestion is an old English word that means, “lack of adequate digestion.” Dyspepsia means impaired gastric or digestive function.  But what we are trying to communicate is “suffering from discomfort, burning, or pain in our upper central abdominal area.”  We explain our feelings by saying we have an upset stomach, heartburn, acid indigestion, and acid regurgitation.

Obesity Linked to 11 Forms of Cancer

Drop the Fat Act cover

Article by PCRM. Obesity increases the risk of developing or dying from several forms of cancer, according to a literature review published in BMJ. Researchers reviewed more than 200 meta-analyses focused on links between cancer indices and mortality. An increased BMI showed strong links to developing cancers such as colorectal, esophageal, pancreatic, and others by as much as 56 percent.

Diet: Only Hope for Arthritis

Dr. John McDougall, MD.

Article by Dr John McDougall, MD. Diseases of the muscles and bones are among the most common of all human afflictions, affecting all ages, but becoming more prevalent with years. Government surveys indicate in the United States approximately 33% of adults currently suffer from troublesome arthritis with symptoms of swelling, limitation of motion, or pain.

Food Shopping Tips

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Article by the National Institutes of Health. Buying healthy foods for your family is easier when you know what types of food to shop for in the store. Take a shopping with you to stay on track. Look at the Nutrition Facts label to find healthy choices.

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