Tasty Ways to Get More Fiber

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You probably know that it’s a good idea to eat more fiber. But do you know why? Fiber is found in plant-based foods. It adds volume to your diet, but passes through the intestines quickly because the body can’t digest it. That’s why fiber can make you feel…

Is Gluten-Free Such a Good Idea?

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular but not a good idea for everyone, doctors say. Gluten is a type of protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Only people with conditions that require them to avoid gluten — such as celiac disease or gluten sensitivity —…

Can You ‘Om’ Your Way to a Healthy Heart?

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Meditation may help reduce some risk factors for heart disease, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association. The statement, released Thursday, also noted that a healthy lifestyle and medicines to control high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other heart threats are the most effective ways…

Brain Disconnects Spotted in Parkinson’s Patients With Visual Hallucinations

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve discovered a possible explanation for visual hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s disease. The researchers conducted brain scans on 15 patients with visual hallucinations, 40 patients without visual hallucinations, and a control group of 15 people without Parkinson’s disease. In all of the Parkinson’s disease patients,…