Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • quit smoking

Could this bacteria be the key to quit smoking?

By |September 30th, 2015|

The US Surgeon General has said:
Smoking cessation represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives.
It’s hard to quit smoking, but you can do it.  To […]

  • alcohol

Alcohol: Do you personally think that it is heart healthy?

By |September 29th, 2015|

Despite the equipoise regarding alcohol’s cardiovascular effects and absence of relevant rigorous controlled trials, the lay press frequently portrays it as being “heart healthy”.  This isn’t anything new, as throughout the 10,000 or so years that humans have been drinking fermented […]

  • pain

Got pain? You’re not alone!

By |September 28th, 2015|

» Importance
Pain can be described as a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body.  Because pain is a complex and subjective phenomenon, an adequate definition is difficult to develop.  The International Association for the Study of Pain’s widely […]

  • trans fat

Trans fat may increase your risk of death

By |September 26th, 2015|

Importance
Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and lowers your HDL (“good”) cholesterol.  A high LDL cholesterol level in combination with a low HDL cholesterol level increases your risk of heart […]

  • sleeping position

“Clean” your brain by this sleeping position

By |September 25th, 2015|

Importance
How you sleep – on your side, on your back, or face down – is usually thought of as a personal preference, but body position might actually affect how efficiently the brain clears waste, according to new research […]

  • spicy food

Eat SPICY foods … and live LONGER?

By |September 24th, 2015|

» Importance
Whether food has an impact on your overall health is abundantly clear … however, the importance of spicy food on health has not been established.
» Aim
This particularly study assesses the fundamental question of whether eating spicy foods has any effect on mortality.
» Results
This study was published […]

  • sex pill

Is a sex drug for women finally here?

By |September 23rd, 2015|

» BACKGROUND
The Food and Drug administration (FDA) just recently approved Addyi  (flibanserin) for treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in pre/menopausal women.  Women with HSDD usually have low sexual desire which may not only affect themselves, but also their […]

  • vitamin d

Low Vitamin D levels may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Vitamin D seems to be in the news constantly – in fact, only last week, we mentioned that low vitamin D levels may be associated with Multiple Sclerosis.  New research suggests people with very low levels of vitamin D […]

  • green tea

10 AMAZING benefits of Green Tea … could it be the SECRET to Japanese longevity?

By |September 21st, 2015|

Green Tea is arguably the healthiest drink on planet Earth.  Native to China and India, it has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries around the world, yet is only now gaining favor and popularity here in […]

  • black tea

Black Tea REDUCES incidence of Type 2 Diabetes 

By |September 18th, 2015|

Who drinks black tea?  We’ve heard good things about green tea, but what about the black variety?  Well, a new study published in the British Medical Journal finds that consumption of black tea is associated with a lower risk of type […]