5 things to expect after finishing chemotherapy
“f you’re receiving chemotherapy as a part of your cancer treatment, you’ve probably already figured out ways to make it a little more manageable. Maybe you carry around peppermints to stave off nausea or bring warm socks to stay comfortable in chilly waiting rooms. Or, maybe you take the day off after an infusion to deal with fatigue. Regardless of what you do, you likely know by now what to expect from both your body and the process itself. But what happens after you’ve finished chemotherapy? We spoke with Adaeze Iheme, M.D., a medical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer. Here are five things she says to expect after finishing chemotherapy.”

Western medicine is failing its patients, but there’s a solution
“According to a 2023 survey by the American Academy of Physician Associates, nearly three-fourths of the U.S. population claim that to some extent, the health care system isn’t meeting their needs. Their complaints aren’t regarding the quality of doctors, so what’s not working?”

Eating in a ten-hour window has positive health benefits
“Eating in a ten-hour window is associated with higher energy and mood and lower hunger levels, new results from the largest UK community science study of its kind shows. Results from the trial are presented today by researchers from King’s College London at the European Nutrition Conference.”

Are Protein Bars a Healthy Choice? You Might Want to Reconsider
“As a professional in health care, I’m always going to say one thing, when it comes to adding any nutrient, including protein, and it’s pretty simple: real food first! I totally understand our busy lives leave us wanting something filling when we’re on the go. That’s when we might see a protein bar and think it’s a solution.”

Diet and Lifestyle Impact on Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Comprehensive Review
“A systemic, inflammatory illness such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes progressive cartilage and bone degradation in addition to joint involvement. Factors related to genetics and environment determine susceptibility to RA. In recent years, an increasing body of research has illuminated the pivotal role of diet and lifestyle in influencing the risk and progression of illnesses.”

Low-fat diet reduces fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis
“New research from Oregon Health & Science University suggests that people with multiple sclerosis, or MS, could benefit from a low-fat diet to improve the fatigue that’s a debilitating, and often-underappreciated, symptom of the condition. The study, published online Wednesday in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal, is the latest in a line of OHSU research dating back a decade testing the principle that diet matters, especially for people with MS.”

Participants in Abbott’s Food as Medicine Program Showed Clinically Significant Improvements in Managing Diabetes
“ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and OAKLAND, Calif., November 9, 2023 /CSRwire/ – A study of Abbott’s (NYSE: ABT) Healthy Food Rx, a food as medicine program that provides home-delivered medical prescriptions of healthy food to help address diabetes, showed clinically important benefits for people with diabetes. The real-world study, which was conducted by the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (PHI CWN) in an active community clinic over a 12-month period, found that Healthy Food Rx participants had lower A1C levels, improved diabetes self-management, and improved overall diet quality and food security.”

Creating mental space from alcohol triggers could help college students drink less frequently
“f you’ve ever watched a movie set on a college campus, then you know that American college students are expected to drink. A lot and often. Usually out of plastic red cups.”


Bile Acid Sensors for Cholestatic and Metabolic Liver Diseases, with Jessica Ferrell, PhD
“Jessica Ferrell, PhD, assistant professor of integrative medical sciences at Northeast Ohio Medical University, sat down with HCPLive to discuss key takeaways from her presentation about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), our current understanding of bile acids as metabolic sensors and activators of metabolic receptors, and areas where further research may be warranted.”

Eliminating 1 teaspoon of salt from diet daily makes big difference in health, study says
“(CNN) – A new study shows cutting out one teaspoon of salt from your diet each day can help lower your blood pressure just as much as blood pressure medication. Researchers at Northwestern University said the benefits of lowering the amount of sodium in a person’s diet were dramatic. Between 70% and 75% of people studied saw a drop in their blood pressure whether they already were on medicine or not.”