Category Archives: Diet

More Vegetables, Less Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Spinach, kale, and collards These plants contain beneficial bioactive compounds A series of studies by researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found links between diet and cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Participants included about 900 Chicago-area residents free of dementia at baseline with an average age of about 80 years. Follow-up…
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Avoid Diverticulitis

A painful and threatening intestinal condition Eat more fiber each day to keep the doctor away Decades ago, I lived downstairs from an older couple. Both of them suffered from a painful intestinal condition called diverticulitis. In the evening, I often heard my friends moaning from the pain in their bellies. Believe me, you don’t…
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Soft Drinks

Sugar and sugar-free? How about avoiding both? There’s little doubt that high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages predicts adverse health outcomes. But the links between artificially sweetened beverages and health remain unsettled. Researchers at Harvard and elsewhere recently reported results from 80,647 women followed for 34 years in the Nurses’ Health Study and 37,716 men followed…
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A Dozen Ways to Eat Better

A smorgasbord of possibilities Pick one and make it your own Abundant scientific and medical research confirms that Eat Better is one of the best ways you can improve your health and well-being. But what does Eat Better mean in practice? The following list gives you practical, evidence-based recommendations from which you can pick one.…
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