Three to four cups of coffee a day linked to longer life

New research reported in the British Medical Journal is likely to cause debate among health practitioners–as research on coffee always does. According to the BMJ, “Drinking coffee is “more likely to benefit health than to harm it.” In this study, researchers gathered evidence from more than 200 earlier studies. The researchers found that drinking three […]

Testosterone is the man’s hormone: what it is and why it’s important

Testosterone is the man’s hormone: what it is and why is it important: Testosterone is produced by cholesterol and is a precursor hormone that relies on fat to form. It is an androgen produced in the bodies of males, and has many functions besides its well-known sexual and reproduction tasks. Testosterone supports healthy bone density, oxygen-carrying […]

Newest evidence on the aluminum/Alzheimer’s link confirms earlier research

The newest evidence on the link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s only confirms what has been suspected for decades—that aluminum accumulation in the brain can have a devastating effect. However, there has been no consensus in the scientific community (and probably still won’t be) about the role of aluminum buildup on brain function. The recent research […]

Cannabis oil classified as Schedule I drug amidst outcry by natural health advocates

The Drug Enforcement Agency has struck again. Even though tens of thousands of consumers across the country can testify to the safe and effective benefits of cannabis oil, the DEA has moved to classify it as a Schedule I narcotic. Considering that cannabis oil is a non-hallucinogenic substance with hundreds of years of proven safety, […]

Probiotics lower blood pressure, according to multiple-study research

Probiotics provided via yogurt and supplements appear to lower blood pressure, according to research from Australia that included a review of nine earlier studies. The blood pressure-lowering effect from probiotics was greatest among people with elevated blood pressure, and was demonstrated only after use for at least eight weeks. As with all such studies, researchers […]

Are statins a Scam? Do some research and decide for yourself

People have been taking statins for a long time now—Liptor, Zocor, Crestor and new ones on the market—but are statins a scam? Or are they a well-meaning mistake because of lack of knowledge about cholesterol? Statin drugs to control cholesterol were a big part of the $374 billion spent on prescription drugs in 2014. It seems […]

Thiamine (vitamin B1), “the morale vitamin”

Thiamine (vitamin B1), the “morale vitamin,” got its nickname because of its positive impact on our nerves. It is also referred to as the “anti-stress vitamin,” as it helps the body withstand the stress we are all subjected to at different times of our lives. So, how does thiamine (vitamin B1), the “morale vitamin,” work […]

City life and Alzheimer’s disease

How are city life and Alzheimer’s disease connected? According to The Week, quoting a recent study, breathing air polluted by traffic fumes may be harmful not only to your heart and lungs, but also to your brain. A 15-year study conducted by the University of Umea in Sweden, in conjunction with other study groups such […]

Calcium supplements/dementia?

Calcium supplements/dementia? Calcium supplements are used widely these days to ward off age-related bone loss. But a new study suggests that for some women they may also bring a significantly higher risk for dementia. Researchers in Sweden tested the memory and thinking skills of 700 older women and tracked their use of calcium supplements. Women with […]

What is so great about parsley?

What is so great about parsley? I was thinking about that this morning as I admired it popping up all over the garden like a weed. Many people consider it an afterthought, a garnish pushed aside after you eat your real meal. But the fact is, what is so great about parsley is that it […]