Pomegranate’s Cancer-Fighting Potential

The seeds are jewel red, stain everything they touch, and taste absolutely delicious. If that weren’t enough to entice you to the realm of pomegranates, consider the latest research that indicates pomegranate may have a role to play in preventing and fighting colon cancer.     This shouldn’t be surprising. Nutritionists, dietitians, and medical professionals… Continue reading Pomegranate’s Cancer-Fighting Potential

The Dangers of Night Noshing

It’s two hours after dinner and you’re feeling hungry. You’re not alone. Nighttime snacking is common, and even more so for people who are stressed, or in the habit of eating after dark. Unfortunately, that 8 pm bowl of ice cream, handful of chips, or leftover sandwich half is likely making it difficult to maintain… Continue reading The Dangers of Night Noshing

New Drug for Alzheimer’s Patients

The results of a recently concluded drug trial may offer hope for Alzheimer’s patients. The drug lecanemab appeared to slow cognitive decline by 27 percent in trial participants (early-stage Alzheimer’s patients), compared to a group that received a placebo. That is considered a significant impact and could potentially be groundbreaking, leading to further drug development. … Continue reading New Drug for Alzheimer’s Patients

Processed Foods and Brain Health

Do you shop exclusively in the center of the supermarket? You know, all those aisles jam-packed with boxes, bags, and cans of chemical-laden, ready-to-eat taste treats? Is your idea of a meal opening a can of readymade pasta in sauce, or shaking out cereal into a bowl?      You’re not alone. Healthy eating can… Continue reading Processed Foods and Brain Health

Memory and Exercise in Older Adults

Does an elderly woman’s water aerobics class do her any good? Is the septuagenarian helping himself at all by power walking three times a week? Is the local senior pickleball league anything more than a social gathering?   Turns out the answer in all these cases, is a resounding, “Yes.”     A recent metanalysis… Continue reading Memory and Exercise in Older Adults

When Should You Start Colonoscopy Screening?

Nobody looks forward to a colonoscopy. Although modern technology has made the procedure pain-free and simple for the patient, preparing for the exam can be unpleasant and uncomfortable. Those physical aspects are only one part of the picture, though. A colonoscopy involves a certain amount of anxiety over what might be found—most pointedly, cancer. It’s… Continue reading When Should You Start Colonoscopy Screening?

New Research Links Sugary Drinks and Liver Cancer

New research recently presented to the American Society for Nutrition (but yet to be peer reviewed and published) may be bad news for soda drinkers. Led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the study analyzed data from more than 90,000 women, aged 50 to 79. The data showed a significant… Continue reading New Research Links Sugary Drinks and Liver Cancer

Are Your Pain Relievers Actually Causing Pain?

Every so often, scientific inquiry comes up with some surprising twists in what we consider settled medical knowledge. A recent study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine appears to do just that. The research looked at the relationship of the body’s inflammatory response with the development of long-term, chronic pain. One of the conclusions… Continue reading Are Your Pain Relievers Actually Causing Pain?

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