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Resveratrol: Is Wine Really Good for Your Heart and Health?

“Step right up ladies and gentlemen and try the world’s most amazing elixir. It gives you energy, melts wrinkles away, and even makes your children do their homework!”

Sounds like the barking pitch of yesterday’s medicine man, doesn’t it? Or does it?

Today, these sideshow vendors have moved their elixir wagons to the Internet, selling promises of better vision, better hearts, better sex, heck, a better life.

Some of the pitches are obvious fabrications (“Lose 20 pounds in 20 minutes!”) while others make you stop and pause. Like resveratrol.

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Dietary Supplements And The Dangerous Differences

Purchasing dietary supplements you can trust can be tricky. Many manufacturers of nutraceuticals put their efforts into marketing and fancy labels, instead of placing the majority of their resources into creating a product of quality. The simple truth is that not all vitamins are created equal, and this article is intended to make you aware of some of the factors to keep in mind when making a purchasing decision.

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“Don’t Take Supplements, but Feel Free to Electrocute Your Stomach!”

The FDA’s obesity “logic” hurts Americans—and endangers supplements. Action Alert!

On June 17, an FDA advisory panel moved closer to full FDA approval on VBLOC—a new implant designed to curb appetite by electrocuting stomach nerves. The device is implanted under the skin of the chest, and delivers electrical shocks down the two trunks of the vagus nerve(the nerve that controls the digestive system, heart, lungs, and some glands). The jolts stun nerves around the stomach, decreasing hunger pangs and simulating a feeling of fullness.

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Omega-3 supplements and antioxidants may help with preclinical Alzheimer's disease

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that clinical trials of omega-3 and antioxidant supplementation should be undertaken for people with Alzheimer's disease with mild clinical impairment

FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY

What Are 7 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Brain?

Daniel G. Amen, 10 May 2016
In July 2007, Anthony Davis came to see us. AD, as his friends call him, is a College Football Hall of Fame running back from the University of Southern California, who played professional football for 8 years.

Stop Throwing Away Your Veggie TOPS! This is What No One Told You About Them

You use the beets and carrots, but there is still a great deal you throw away. It may surprise you, but there are many hidden gems right in your refrigerator.