How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?


Original Source: https://nutritionfacts.org/2017/05/25/how-much-water-should-we-drink-every-day/ More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” What does that mean when it comes to water?…

Best Foods for Acid Reflux


Original Source: https://nutritionfacts.org/2017/05/23/best-foods-for-acid-reflux/ Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common disorders of the digestive tract. The two most typical symptoms are heartburn and regurgitation of stomach contents into the back of the throat, but GERD is not just burning pain and a sour taste in your mouth.…

What Happened to the Rice Diet?


Original Source: https://nutritionfacts.org/2017/05/18/what-happened-to-the-rice-diet/ During his career at Duke, Dr. Walter Kempner treated more than 18,000 patients with his rice diet. The diet was originally designed as a treatment for kidney failure and out-of-control high blood pressure at a time when these diagnoses were essentially a death sentence. Patients who would…

Foods that Affect Testosterone Levels


Original Source: https://nutritionfacts.org/2017/05/16/foods-that-affect-testosterone-levels/ A number of studies suggest that exposure to industrial pollutants may affect sexual function, for example, loss of libido, sexual dysfunction, and impotence. This may be due to effects on testosterone levels. In a study of men who ate a lot of contaminated fish, an elevation in…