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A recent study1 has found that Alzheimer’s patients supplementing with gingko biloba had results comparable to patients taking the drug donepezil, commonly used to improve mental clarity and functioning in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Drop it into a conversation, and you're likely to spark a discussion defined by opposing viewpoints and conflicting information.
Every few months I spot a headline questioning the value of dietary supplements (“Billions Wasted on Supplements…”, “Are Supplements a Big Waste of Money?”), but as someone who has spent nearly 15 years reporting on the science of supplements, these headlines baffle me.
Aren’t you a delicious sight! Your bright, crisp air; the way you paint the countryside in vivid color, making us want to ditch our responsibilities and go adventuring; the evening chill that has us dreaming of a crackling fire and a cup of tea… you make us feel so many things. We want to dust off a favorite book and crack it open the old-fashioned way.
Strip away the frills and thrills of the latest “it” supplement and you’ll find something surprising—our bodies were made to function with just the essentials—essential vitamins and minerals that is. And at the seat of health, you’ll find the tried-and-true B vitamins.
As the hot summer days unfold into a crisp fall, we begin to crave those warming autumnal spices, perhaps none more beloved than ginger.
All life is essentially a series of chemical reactions. If we look inside the individual cells that make up our bodies, we see that all the work a cell does, from growing to repairing, fighting infection, detoxifying, creating energy, and so on, is done through chemical reactions, collectively referred to as metabolism. But these reactions don’t just happen by chance.
Celebrate Organic Month with some of these great products in this edition of Think Wisely.
“A greater danger to human health than regulators previously thought…”
Recent research suggests that eating more fruits and vegetables may improve attention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Though the vibrant red cranberry is mostly associated with the holidays, when it comes to our health, they are a true superfood—in fact, native to North America, they are America’s original superfood!
Have you ever wondered why older folks are more vulnerable to infections, or have a harder time fighting them? Why a virus like SARS-CoV-2 or the flu can kill an older adult, while only causing minor symptoms in someone younger? It’s called immunosenescence, and in simple terms, it’s the aging of the immune system.