“Take two cloves of garlic and call me in the morning.” Not many of us have heard that recommendation, however, for millennia garlic was the “go to” natural remedy for a wide array of ailments.
Our bodies are designed to respond to stressful situations in order to protect us from danger. However, when this response is constantly turned on from continued stress, it can lead to health problems.
Peanuts contain protein, fiber and healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, all of which improve health and lower the risk of chronic disease.
Research in the area of sleep has determined that as many as two-thirds of Americans lack enough sleep.
The term heart disease actually refers to many conditions that relate to the heart and blood vessels. Three common conditions are arteriosclerosis, heart attack and coronary artery disease.
The tape measure is less used but can reveal a lot.
Colds are so common this time of year that they seem to be a side effect of winter.
Every five years the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Researchers suggest that the average American laugh 15 times or more a day for health maintenance.
Research has shown that there are physical health benefits of healthy relationships and marriages.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries to older adults. Watch the video. Listen to the audio.
Local supermarkets and farmer's markets have a plentiful supply of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables that can enhance nutrition and health for consumers.
If it's too green, too crunchy, too soft, too orange or just any vegetable, they will not eat it.
Use a cordless, wireless or hands-free phone and walk while you talk. Do laps around the house or around your workplace, pace back and forth in your office, or step out from the tractor and cross the field.
Two common recommendations for people with arthritis are to eat healthy and to get plenty of exercise.
A new way of eating is making its way through the country. It's moving slowly, thoughtfully and mindfully.
Beans are one of the best values around when it comes to the amount of nutrients for your dollar.
Salmonella infection is a common foodborne illness that can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and can last four to seven days.
What are the secrets for people who are able to navigate through tough times and bounce back?
When you get the results of your cholesterol blood test you should know your total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.
If you use well water for cooking and drinking, you should regularly test the water for contamination.
The following are general-interest nutrition and health Websites from the University of Missouri. Browse the menu on the left for sites on more specific nutrition and health topics.
The following are general-interest nutrition and health courses. Browse the menu on the left for courses in more specific nutrition and health areas.