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Sage Linked to Cognitive Health

Australian scientists report that sage appears to preserve memory by inhibiting changes to an enzyme that’s key in cognitive functions.

Aloe Vera Juice Allays Diabetes

Data from nine clinical studies found that oral doses of aloe vera reduced two common markers of Type 2 diabetes.

Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

Pile on the cranberry sauce. Women given 500 milligrams of cranberry powder daily for six months had significantly fewer UTIs.

Healing Recipe

At more than 20 medical schools, doctors-to-be are learning about healthy diets and food preparation, often in hands-on cooking classes.

Legumes Keep Colorectal Cancer at Bay

People who eat high amounts of nuts and beans slash their risk of colorectal cancer by a third, Korean scientists report.

Kiwis Boost Heart Health

Just one kiwi fruit a week significantly improved markers of heart health in Spanish subjects.

Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells

Rutgers University researchers report that a compound in virgin olive oil killed cancer cells while sparing healthy cells.

Mediterranean Diet Sustains More Youthful Brain Sizes

People over 80 that ate more fish and veggies than meat had brain sizes equal to those five years younger.

Green Tea, Apples and Cocoa Protect Against Cancer and Arterial Plaque

British scientists have discovered that a class of polyphenols found in some foods and herbs defends against cancer growth and blocked arteries.

Pistachio Nuts Help Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Artery Health

Adults with poor cholesterol that nibbled on 1.5 ounces of shelled pistachios a day for three months raised their HDL “good cholesterol” levels and reduced arterial stiffness.
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