The ups and downs of caffeine

The ups and downs of caffeine

How much caffeine do you have each day? Most people reach for their morning coffee or afternoon soda with little thought about how much caffeine they’re having or how it could affect their health. The fact is, caffeine can be good or bad for your health. It all...
Making sense of fats

Making sense of fats

Not all fats are created equal. When you’re scanning nutrition labels, you may try to limit your intake of fat. But avoiding fat may leave your diet lacking in the types of fat that are actually good for you. How are you supposed to know what foods contain...
Defining prediabetes

Defining prediabetes

At a recent checkup, your doctor told you that you have prediabetes. You’ve heard about Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. But what is prediabetes? To clearly explain what prediabetes is, let’s first take a look at Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs...
An eye on dementia

An eye on dementia

With the loss of legendary Lady Vol basketball coach Pat Summitt earlier this year, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia were all over the news. As you age, what you should know about dementia and how to protect your brain health? Dementia is common across the world. The...
The facts on stress

The facts on stress

When’s the last time you felt stressed? Might not have been too long ago. Let’s take a look at stress, from the good to the bad and everything in between. Everyone experiences stress at one time or another. So what exactly is it? Stress is defined as “something that...