Diagnosis:Diet Blog

Get answers to common questions about cranberries and health. Does cranberry juice prevent urinary tract infections? Why are cranberries sour?

As fall approaches, let's take a look at our favorite pumpkins and squashes. Are they really the vitamin-A-rich, cancer-fighting powerhouses we are told they are?

Can people with gout eat meat? What is the best diet for gout? In this post we take a closer look at purines, alcohol, and sugar in the management of gout.

Public health officials and nutrition experts love to sing the praises of the virtuous cruciferous vegetable family. But could crucifers have a dark side?

Could your diet prevent mania, mood swings, depression, or anxiety? Sound far-fetched? Maybe not. Dietary changes can have very powerful effects on brain chemistry—especially low carb diets.

People are often told that bipolar disorders are the result of a “chemical imbalance” that must be corrected with medications . . . but what causes this chemical imbalance? 

Dancing in the dark? Your diet may be causing your restless legs syndrome. Here are seven specific recommendations for how to treat RLS without medications.

Constipation can cause significant inconvenience, discomfort, and even disability for some individuals, but can usually be alleviated by knowing which foods are gumming up the works.

What makes a carbohydrate refined and at what point of refinement does it become unhealthy? Refined carbohydrates are forms of sugars and starches that are not found as is in nature.

Meat-phobia is sweeping the country. Alarming headlines proclaim that meat, especially red meat, will kill us. How did a food we have eaten for millennia become so dangerous?

Isn’t it interesting how we are told that dairy products are vital to our health and well-being, yet we shouldn’t eat them in their natural, unprocessed form because that would be dangerous to our health?

A 20-question carbohydrate sensitivity quiz to help you discover whether you might have pre-diabetes or insulin resistance and what you can do about it.

Fascinating facts about cholesterol—what it is, where it comes from, what it does in the body, and how it is connected to heart disease.