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The Importance of Routine Annual Exams

As the importance and value of annual exams has come under debate in recent years, it has many people asking the question – what is the benefit of an annual exam? For many patients, it is a preventative measure to help maintain a long and healthy life, and for others it is the reassurance that …


Unhealthy diet may be linked to depression

According to a recent study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, certain foods in your diet can actually make you feel depressed. Researchers at the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, followed more than 40,000 women, ages 50-77, for 12 years and found that those who ate foods such as red …


Study: spearmint and rosemary extracts improve memory

Published November 14, 2013 | Researchers from Saint Louis University discovered that compounds made from spearmint and rosemary reduced deficits caused by mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s and other aging related cognitive affects. In new laboratory research involving mice, the scientists found a novel antioxidant-based ingredient made from spearmint and …


Thanksgiving – Did you know?

Slow down on Alcohol & Sodas! Don’t forget that it is not just the food you are eating, but also the drinks we consume. Depending on the wine, one glass of wine can range between 110 – 300 calories. Not only does alcohol contain lots of calories, it can increase appetite and relaxes your willpower, …


Diet & Chronic Inflammation

The effects of diet on chronic inflammation Research shows that you can help reduce specific types of pain-and avoid the side effects of drugs – simply by choosing the right foods! Excess inflammation is a major cause of disease in our lives. It is linked to diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and even the aging …