Due to rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in Texas, non-alcohol induced fatty liver disease is the number one need for transplant in young adults. We sat down with Dr. Poordad of the Texas Liver Institute to learn what is behind this epidemic. Even though Dr. Poordad himself pioneered the now FDA-approved treatment for Hepatitis C, he says we need to get to the root of the problem instead of relying on a pill to cure liver disease associated with obesity.
Plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the thick tissue that connects the heel to the bone, affects more than 3 million people a year. After initial onset, treatment is difficult. Mike Fuentes, Fitness Coach at Pure Austin, explains why this condition affects so many people and what we can do for prevention.
“The Importance of Probiotics” is a series of three articles on why probiotics support a healthy gut, how to incorporate them into your diet, as well as a no-nonsense shopping guide. This is the second installment, which delves into the probiotics and prebiotics consumer guide.
5 resilient plants that will make your air easier to breathe.
If you’re going to be hooked to your smartphone, at least use it in a way that will enhance mindfulness. Try any of these five meditation apps to bring more clarity and peace to your daily life.