7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOES

A lot of people ask me if sweet potatoes are actually that good for you, which isn’t surprising considering their very name suggests they’re sugar-and-starch bombs! But as a nutritionist, I give…

5 FOODS FOR HEALTHY EYES

Beyond carrots You’ve probably heard that carrots and other orange-colored fruits and vegetables promote eye health and protect vision, and it’s true: Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A th…

SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE HIV

HIV symptoms Within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40% to 90% of people experience flulike symptoms known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). But sometimes HIV symptoms don’t appear fo…

7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER

In the kitchen, we’ve long used ginger—in anything from ginger molasses cookies and ginger tea to Indian- and Asian-inspired dishes—as a flavor-agent. But in addition to being one of the most deliciou…

COMMON BIRTH CONTROL SIDE EFFECTS

Is it your birth control? Hormone-based birth control often comes with side effects that can range from slightly annoying to bad enough to make you switch. You may not know what you can tolerate until…

10 HOME REMEDIES FOR ECZEMA

When eczema strikes, red, scaly patches invade the skin—and they itch like crazy. This chronic inflammatory condition (also called atopic dermatitis) can’t be cured, and tends to flare periodica…