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Managing a medical condition or chronic disease can seem overwhelming. Healthy eating promotes and supports social, physical, and mental wellbeing. A healthy lifestyle can help you feel your best. These resources provide you with information to help you make healthy choices while you are managing a medical condition or chronic disease.
Physical Activity and Disease Prevention
Regular physical activity can improve your health and help prevent chronic diseases. Learn more about disease prevention and keeping active.
Healthy eating and meeting nutrient needs can help prevent anemia. Learn more about types of anemia
Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Healthy eating and physical activity can help keep you strong and help you manage symptoms of arthritis and osteoporosis.
A cancer diagnosis can make it challenging to eat well. These resources can help you make healthy food choices if you are living with cancer or are a cancer survivor.
Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
Healthy eating is an important part of managing blood sugar levels and maintaining your health while managing diabetes. These resources can help you feel your best and manage your diabetes. See Diabetes and Hypoglycemia to learn more.
Some conditions can affect your ability to digest food well. These resources can help you make healthy food choices that work best for your condition.
Eating disorders are serious and complex diseases, which require treatment by a health care provider. Learn more about eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia.
If you have a food allergy, choosing foods can be a challenge. Learn more about food allergies and reducing severe reactions.
Physical activity is one of the most important treatments for fibromyalgia. Regular exercise will strengthen your muscles, increase blood flow to the muscles, and increase your endurance.
Learn more about Exercise and Fibromyalgia.
Keep your heart strong and healthy. Eat a variety of nutritious foods and get enough daily activity. Learn more about heart health and healthy eating. Also, read about how one woman added activity to her lifestyle to improve her heart health: Sally's Story: Avoiding Metabolic Syndrome.
Kidney and Liver
Whether you are managing kidney disease, kidney stones, chronic hepatitis or liver disease, healthy food choices can help you manage your kidney or liver condition.
A healthy eating pattern of nutritious foods may make it easier to manage symptoms of lupus. Learn more about lupus and healthy eating.
Multiple sclerosis, often called MS, is a chronic condition that affects your central nervous system. The disease gradually damages the protective covering of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This can cause problems with muscle control and strength. It also affects vision, balance, feeling and thinking. Physical activity is an important part of home treatment for people who have multiple sclerosis. It has benefits in both early and advanced stages of the disease. A healthy eating pattern is also important. Vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein foods can help you meet your nutrition needs, support digestive health, and improve your energy level.
Physical activity is an important part of home treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease. It has benefits in both early and advanced stages of the disease. Learn more about Parkinson's Disease and Exercise.
Last Updated: June 2021