12 Subtle Signs There’s Something Wrong With Your Metabolism

You’ve probably heard people blame their inability to lose weight on their slow metabolism. But what you might not have heard is what the metabolic process really is: how your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. And one of the biggest factors in this daily cycle? Your thyroid. As the Obesity Action

10 Signs You’re Not Healthy (Even If You Think You Are)

Thinking that you’re healthy and actually being healthy are two very different things. You can go to the gym every week, floss after every meal, and go to sleep every night before 10 p.m., and still, you might be suffering in silence without even realizing it. But now is the time to learn about these

6 Signs of a Vitamin K Deficiency

When it comes to nutrients, vitamin K isn’t one we hear a lot about, but it’s an important one. There are two primary types of vitamin K: vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. “Vitamin K1 plays an important role in blood clotting, while K2 is more important for bone health, regulation of cell growth, and prevention

8 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease to Be Aware Of

With grim prognoses and very limited treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, early detection hasn’t been particularly advantageous. But that may be changing—fast. One of the hottest areas of Alzheimer’s research involves treating people with early signs of Alzheimer’s with drugs that decrease the production of amyloid beta (proteins that bunch together to form damaging plaques in

15 Signs of Diabetes to Watch Out For

While diabetes is manageable, it can shorten your life considerably. It can also up your risk of things like blindness, heart attack, and even loss of a foot. Check out our list of signs that add up to diabetes and then do the math – a trip to the doctor may be warranted.

10 Unusual Skin Problems That Could Be a Sign of a Serious Disease

As your body’s largest organ, your skin is a window into your health. “All of our organ systems are related,” says Whitney High, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. What’s going on in your organs affects your skin—and vice versa. The thing is, doctors don’t need special equipment

Lupus: 11 Silent Symptoms You Can’t Ignore

This autoimmune disease is tricky to diagnose because it mimics so many other illnesses. If you have more than four of any of these symptoms of lupus, it may be time to call your doctor. Read on to learn more about this condition! You feel like you have the flu, but you’re not getting better

6 Warning Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts

Eye cataracts, an eye condition that affects about one in six Americans past the age of 40, is one of the most common eye disorders in the world. Cataracts are a cloudy or opaque area on the crystalline lens of the eye that develops over time. Despite being so common, most cataract cases aren’t caught

4 Signs Your Back Pain Is Actually Arthritis

A backache that won’t quit may not just be from shoveling, lifting too-heavy weights, or wearing too-high heels. These telltale signs suggest it could be osteoarthritis, or arthritis of the spine: You wake up to pain If your back hurts when you first get out of the bed in the morning, the pain may caused

Warning Signs: Your Body Is Talking – Are You Listening?

From blistered skin to inflamed gums, minor ailments may be symptoms of more serious health issues. Make sure you can read your body’s silent signs. Silent signs that you might have gut issues: Damage to your teeth “When tooth enamel is very thin, we usually guess one of two things,” says Danyal Dehghani, a dentist

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