Fingernails seem like a pretty uneventful body part. They grow. You cut them. Maybe paint them. And that’s about it. But in reality, your nails can give you a glimpse into your overall health. If something is going on in your body, your nails could start to change, sometimes developing ridges. Depending on what the ridges in fingernails look like, you might want to schedule a visit to the doctor.Vertical ridgesLines running from the bottom of the nail to the tip are the most common form of ridges in fingernails, affecting about 20 percent of adults. In the vast majority of cases, it’s just a sign of aging, says Ivy Lee, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in Pasadena, California. Fingernails are made mostly of keratin, a protein also found in the hair and outer layer of skin. In the same ways that the skin gets drier and the hair feels rougher, the nails also change with age because the body has a harder time retaining moisture.RELATED: What your nails reveal … [Read more...] about Call your doctor ASAP if you find this on your nails
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Maura Judkis, The Washington Post Published 2:27 pm CST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Nightfood's ice creams come in flavors such as decaf cold brew, Bed and Breakfast (waffles and syrup), chocolate cherry and Cookies n' Dreams. Nightfood's ice creams come in flavors such as decaf cold brew, Bed and Breakfast (waffles and syrup), chocolate cherry and Cookies n' Dreams. Photo: Photo By Tom McCorkle For The Washington Post. Photo: Photo By Tom McCorkle For The Washington Post. Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 Nightfood's ice creams come in flavors such as decaf cold brew, Bed and Breakfast (waffles and syrup), chocolate cherry and Cookies n' Dreams. Nightfood's ice creams come in flavors such as decaf cold brew, Bed and Breakfast (waffles and syrup), chocolate cherry … [Read more...] about Is an ice cream that promises a better night’s sleep too good to be true? Maybe.
The authors caution that neither this study, nor ones like it, prove drinking diet soda causes these diseases.Since the introduction of Diet Coke in 1982, artificially sweetened drinks have become increasingly ubiquitous in the American diet. In fact, according to a 2018 consumer survey, more than half of all Americans age 18 to 49 drank at least one Diet Coke at some point in the past four weeks. So it's hardly surprising that epidemiologists are studying the effects the zero-calorie sweeteners have on our health. The most recent study, published this week in the journal Stroke, drew conclusions that sound worrying: In postmenopausal women, drinking two or more of these beverages a day were linked to an earlier risk of stroke, heart disease, and early death.The study collected diet and health information from more than 80,000 women between the ages of 50 and 79 as part of the Women’s Health Initiative, a longitudinal health study created in 1991 by the National Institutes of … [Read more...] about People who drink diet soda may be at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke and early death
Opinion PUBLISHED: 13:16 31 December 2018 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis Make your own overnight oats Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto nata_vkusidey Food and drink editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reveals how she’ll (try) to be a bit healthier this year. As I write it is New Year’s Eve. I feel like a dumpling. A big, squishy, mallowy dumpling, filled with cheese, cake, chocolate, panettone, crisps, crackers…oh and more cheese.And I didn’t even indulge that much this year! I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to stay on top of my weight. In my pre-children years I managed to somehow run three times a week, swim, go to the gym and cram in a few exercise classes in between, all while working full time.The Millennial obsession of ‘prepping’ was my jam. Of course I had time to batch cook loads of meals for two. To fill Tupperware with salads, crudites and fruit for the week.These days climbing the stairs to … [Read more...] about 9 ways I’m going to eat healthier in 2019
By Sandra Barrera | PUBLISHED: December 11, 2018 at 10:36 am | UPDATED: December 11, 2018 at 10:37 am Samuel West was singling out some food exhibited at the Disgusting Food Museum when he caught a whiff of something strong. “What stinks over there?” he called out. Across the room, a group was gathered at the tasting bar for select samples of the 80 foods now on display at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in downtown Los Angeles through Feb. 17. First displayed in Sweden last month, the museum – a follow-up to West’s runaway pop-up hit Museum of Failure now a permanent fixture in Hollywood – challenge peoples’ views on what is and isn’t disgusting because these foods are enjoyed in other cultures. Take the strikingly pungent smell of stinky cheese that filled the air, but was, in fact, the Icelandic delicacy of buried, rotten, fermented and dried Greenland shark meat. It was available on this day for visitors to sample (if they dared). … [Read more...] about 5 top foods to sample at the Disgusting Food Museum