Could Your Morning Coffee Ward Off Skin Cancer?

cup of coffeeIs coffee a health elixir or an addictive toxin?  The evidence goes both ways. But a study from Rutgers University now casts another vote for the health benefits of coffee.  It finds that in addition to drinking that morning cup, you may even want to bathe in some coffee as a way of preventing harmful sun damage or skin cancer. Continue reading

Household Chemical Could Ruin your Joints

I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who enjoys housework — and I’m guessing I never will. From scrubbing dishes to mopping floors, it’s just about as much fun as getting a root canal while doing your taxes.

And if you’ve ever wondered whether all that housework was shaving years off your life, Continue reading

Could Your Sense of Smell Help with Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Improve Your Sense of Smell and Prevent Alzheimer’s

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is often the first stage of Alzheimer’s development and a primary symptom is the inability to differentiate between scents. Continue reading

How Eating a Grapefruit Could Kill You

Grapefruit is one of the healthiest foods you can eat—except that it could kill you.

The familiar citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. It is recommended not just as a food for optimum health, but also for weight loss. Not surprisingly, this has led to an increased popularity in grapefruit. But, Continue reading

The Drink That Could Shield Against Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is sure making the health news rounds lately. What’s promising about this scary illness is how much we are able to help shield our minds from it. A brand new health breakthrough proposes that coffee could help older adults avoid dementia.

A new study Continue reading

Two Fruits That Could Kill Cancer

Texas researchers have found that extracts from peaches and
plums killed breast cancer cells, even the most aggressive kinds.
Not only did the cancerous cells die, but also no nearby healthy
cells were affected. A targeted kill by fleshy fruit.

The study suggests that Continue reading

The Drink That Could Shield against Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is sure making the health news rounds lately. What’s promising about this scary illness is how much we are able to help shield our minds from it. A brand new health breakthrough proposes that coffee could help older adults avoid dementia.

A new study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that those Continue reading

Drinking This Could Protect You against Cancer

A huge piece of health news has added further weight to the argument that coffee may be a food cure. Researchers found that caffeine could be at the heart of a reduced risk for basal cell carcinoma risk due to consumption of coffee.

The prospective study examined the risks of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma in connection with coffee consumption and found a decreased risk for basal cell carcinoma only.

There are nearly one million new cases of basal cell carcinoma diagnosed each year in the United States. Small dietary factors that could help protect against it can have great public health impact. In this case, it’s java. Continue reading