Lemon Rx: 12 Evidence-Based Reasons Why it is a Powerful Medicine

You know lemon, right? It is a tart, exciting, delicious and indispensable ingredient in recipes and beverages. But did you know that scientists have identified it is as a powerful medicine as well? Continue reading

The Right Way to Get your Chocolate Fix

One can always cringe when we read a news report on the health benefits of cocoa — the takeaway is almost always “eat more chocolate.” Continue reading

Boost your Brain Power with an Apple

The outdated apple a day keeps the doctor away adage has been replaced with fresh apple juice three times a week. This new routine was discovered after a ten-year study determined it helped Alzheimer’s patients by greatly reducing the chance of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) from even occurring. Another study uncovered heart health benefits.

The benefits

Dr. Thomas Shea, a neurobiologist, and his research team at the University of Massachusetts topped off years of studying apples’ effects on brain health. They used test tubes, Petri dishes, and mice for years. Then recently, they confirmed their findings with a human clinical trial.

Twenty-one AD patients from ages 72 to 93 were fed four ounces of apple juice twice daily for thirty days. There were improvements with memory Continue reading