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What’s a Healthy Eating Pattern?

f you stick with a “healthy diet” you can lower your risk of heart disease. We know that. What’s a healthy diet? The Harvard Nurses’ Study followed 1922 women starting in 1980. Every four years these nurses were given questionnaires about their...

Brain Health, Exercise and BDNF

We got it! It’s BDNF! Brain derived neurotrophic factor. That’s the key to preserving memory and brain health as we age. It’s a name we all need to become familiar with as I’m certain new research will blossom from this paper. This is the link with...

Fish Builds Brains – But Not if It’s Fried

Brain health is important. Fifty percent of us will have Alzheimer’s by the time we are 85 if we don’t do something about it. Eating fish just once a week may help with that, according to new research reported on in USA today this week. But there is...

Lyme Disease in Iceman and Birds

Iceman, or Otzi, had a bad day. He had just gotten away from his chasers and stopped at the very top of the pass on the border of what is now Italy and Austria in 3200 BC. He had made it all the way to the top of the mountain and was now stopping...

Are Vitamins Innocuous? Maybe Not!!

Two reports this week about vitamins and extra risk for early mortality. This is sort of a surprise and takes some thinking what it might mean. First, in the very prestigious Archives of Internal Medicine is a report following 38,000 plus women in...

Bones, Sugar and Sex: The Mystery Who-Dun-It

And you thought bones were all just dry old support systems filled with boring calcium! Ha! Not nearly so. It’s back to the osteocalcin story. We’ve known for a couple of years that bones put out osteocalcin that is a critical player in keeping your...

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