A Prescription for Healthy Living

Ranya Elguendy, PharmD, BCOP. has been writing for Beliefnet since 2010 focusing on health. She is an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist who has worked, Volunteered and managed in different pharmacy fields.

Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine? Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements to stay sharp and maintain a healthy brain, and you’ll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function. […]

What do firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, factory workers, and office cleaning staff have in common? They all are at risk for shift work sleep disorder. If you work at night or often rotate shifts, you may share that […]

Dieting sucks! It tends to lead to cravings… and hunger.This generally causes people to give up on their diet and gain the weight back. For this reason, most conventional weight loss methods have a terrible success rate. Very few people […]

Can that afternoon Americano actually be good for you? Does that Red Bull have more or less caffeine than the same amount of coffee? Test your coffee knowledge with this coffee 101!   Can 3 cups of daily joe helps […]

Have ever experienced that very annoying headache you get when wake up late and decide to skip having your daily coffee? I have, and it seems as if almost everything goes wrong when it happens. Is this addiction? Am I […]

Few things feel more terrifying and random than a atroke, which can strike without warning. And fear of stroke — when a blood vessel in or leading to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot, starving brain […]

Everyone has a go-to the “hangover remedy”—burnt toast, greasy food, a Bloody Mary. I even know a guy who swears by the harrowing concoction called “The Bull’s Eye,” raw egg mixed into a glass of OJ. I’ll pass. While the […]

Ah, it’s that time of year again. It seems ironic that we make weight-loss resolutions in winter, when there’s no shortage of warm pies fresh from the oven or crock-pots full of comfort food, rather than in summer when we […]

We all experience random moments of forgetfulness at some point or another in our lives, but for the most part, we laugh it off and go on with our day. But what happens when sporadic episodes become more frequent? Could […]

I am often asked what vitamins are most effective when it comes to promoting and supporting optimal heart health. Unfortunately, most people believe that all vitamins are helpful in their own way, but there are certain vitamins that can actually […]

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