The Seasonal Fruit That Can Help You Fight Allergies (And Boost Immunity)

by Jonathan Galland Nothing screams spring and summer like luscious ripe strawberries. From the basket of irresistibly bright red berries at your local market to refreshing smoothies and juices, strawberries add a little burst of sunshine to your day. But while you probably don’t need another excuse to eat this deliciously sweet treat, there’s one Read More »

Leptin Fights Alzheimer’s Disease

A study in the December 16, 2009 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that higher levels of the hormone leptin protected people from developing Alzheimer’s disease. The analysis came from the famed Framingham heart study, which has been following the residents of Framingham, Massachusetts, for decades. When they grouped people according to their sex and level Read More »

Worse Than Sugar: High – Fructose Corn Syrup

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is back in the news. A research team from Princeton has concluded that high-fructose corn syrup outdoes sugar when it comes to increasing body fat. Just to be clear, sugar causes a lot of trouble–raising inflammation and contributing to insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity. But according to some research, high-fructose corn syrup is even Read More »

Zinc Boosts Recovery from Stroke

Zinc is known to have significant effects on neurological and immune function. But for vegetarians and the elderly, zinc intake is often lower than the recommended daily allowance. Physicians at a rehabilitation hospital in Italy looked at how zinc could impact victims of stroke.  They studied recovery from recent stroke among patients who were adequately Read More »