Diet plays an important role in health and longevity

By 2050, the nation’s elderly population will more than double to 88 million, according to the US Census Bureau, and the more frail, over-age 85 population will quadruple to 19 million. Currently, Florida ranks first in the United States in the population percentage of full-time and seasonal residents over the age of 65. As the … Read more

The Ins and Outs of Supplements

Understanding the proper use and varying qualities of supplements can help you use them properly—or not at all Supplements have become a massive industry with plenty of enthusiastic promoters. But for all the research telling us how certain vitamins and nutrients affect our bodies, taking supplements can’t always deliver the results we may hope and … Read more

Vitamins, supplements are a ‘waste of money’ for most Americans

Drawn to the allure of multivitamins and dietary supplements filling nutritional gaps in their diet, people in the US in 2021 spent close to $50 billion on vitamins and dietary supplements. But Northwestern Medicine scientists say for non-pregnant, otherwise healthy Americans, vitamins are a waste of money because there isn’t enough evidence they help prevent … Read more

Eat These 7 Foods to Make Your Nails Grow Faster and Stronger

Woman with contact lens and case Tatyana Kochkina/Getty Images Many people fight the battle for strong, healthy nails. The state of one’s nails is often a good predictor of a person’s general health, especially when it comes to diet—and consuming healthier foods can improve the appearance of your nails. Nutrient-dense ingredients, in particular, can have … Read more