Fighting Dementia with the Green-Med Diet

Dementia affects tens of millions of people worldwide. Some experts predict that number will grow to more than 150 million by 2050. That’s a frightening statistic for anyone who has seen the way Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can undermine life, and actually steal the sense of who someone is.      Unfortunately, we’ve… Continue reading Fighting Dementia with the Green-Med Diet

Avocados for Heart Health

No food is a magic bullet, but some come closer than others to truly earning the title “superfood.” Avocados are the latest addition to that group, given new research recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.     The in-depth, thirty-year study tracked more than a hundred thousand health professionals. The research… Continue reading Avocados for Heart Health

Misunderstanding Melatonin

A recent study published in the journal JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) has raised concerns about a supplement commonly used as a sleep aid. The research concluded that the dosage of melatonin users regularly take has increased significantly over the last ten years. The levels some users are currently ingesting may cause… Continue reading Misunderstanding Melatonin

The LIFE Diet and Migraine Control

The medical community has long known that certain foods—including common items like chocolate, baked goods, and cultured dairy products—can trigger migraines. New research, though, has uncovered specific foods that just might provide some relief for migraine sufferers (even if your migraines are drug-resistant).     A case study published in BMJ Journals discussed a 60-year-old… Continue reading The LIFE Diet and Migraine Control

Baby Aspirin and Heart Health

Doctors have long recommended their middle-aged adult patients take a daily low-dose (81mg) “baby” aspirin to help protect against heart disease and some forms of cancer. Until this year, it seemed like a small, relatively harmless step to take for what experts said were potentially significant benefits.  Turns it out it may not provide the… Continue reading Baby Aspirin and Heart Health