A look at the science — by a nutritionist

Constipation is the most common digestive complaint in the United States, outnumbering all other chronic digestive disorders. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 16 out of 100 adults suffer from constipation.

Interestingly, constipation is more frequent in people who live in the Southern part of…

And Why Certain Oral Bacteria May Improve Health

Many people may be increasing their use of mouthwash during Covid-19, as major mouthwash brands are trying to make the case that mouthwash kills the virus that causes Covid-19.

Their claim? According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, these brands say that “mouthwashes dissolve the outer protective layer…

And Why Using Mouthwash is a Risk Factor for Hypertension

Approximately half of the adult population in the United States has high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension.

High blood pressure is a strong predictor of heart disease and stroke, even more so than the risk factors of being a smoker or having high cholesterol.

Blood pressure numbers of less…

Even with diets high in salt and low in leafy greens

The Kuna Indians living on a group of islands off the Caribbean Coast of Panama have a reduced incidence of stroke, diabetes, cancer, and heart attacks. They live longer than other people living in Panama.

Kuna islanders over the age of 60 experience low blood pressure, which on average is…

While Plant-Based or Pescatarian Diets have Lower Odds

Red meat

A new study published in the BMJ Journals, found that people who eat a plant-based diet had a 73% lower chance of getting moderate-to-severe COVID-19 compared to their meat-eating counterparts.

Pescatarians (people who do not eat meat but eat fish) had 59% lower odds.

These diets were higher in vegetables…

Rita Wilhelm

Nutritionist, Researcher, and Gardener

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