• Moderate coffee drinking lowers the risk of dying from heart disease and all cause mortality

    Oct 15, 2014
    Researchers from the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Sweden’s world renowned Karolinska Institute combined the results of twenty-one prospective studies in a meta analysis to judge the safety and benefits of coffee consumption.
  • Rare ingredient in Turmeric may stimulate brain healing

    Oct 14, 2014
    The curry herb Turmeric has well known anti-inflammatory activities and is regarded as very safe making it an ideal supplement for joint tenderness. These pain reducing effects are provided by the curcuminoids content of the plant. However, scientists have recently found that the essential oil component may be very effective in rejuvenating brain tissue, an activity which is important for the brain diseases seen in aging. Unfortunately, most turmeric supplements lack these essential oil components.
  • Lacking Vitamin B1 can cause permanent brain damage and death

    Oct 08, 2014
    According to neurologists at Loyola University Health System being deficient in a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy. Symptoms can include confusion, hallucinations, coma, loss of muscle coordination and vision problems such as double vision and involuntary eye movements. Untreated, the condition can lead to irreversible brain damage and death.
  • Zinc supplementation may be very important for the elderly

    Oct 07, 2014
    Many chronic diseases of the elderly including atherosclerosis, diabetes, neuro-degenerative disorders, Parkinson's disease and age related macular degeneration are related to chronic inflammation and increased oxidative stress.
  • Fish and Fish oils may protect hearing in women

    Oct 06, 2014
    Acquired hearing loss is common and often disabling. It can also contribute to social isolation and possibly, according to some research, dementia.