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Friday, December 09, 2005

How Acetyl-L-Carnitine prevents Alzheimer's disease and dementia while boosting brain function

Popular Alzheimer's Drug Found to Be All But Worthless in Independent Study - but this natural product works!

Surprised? We're not!

5:10:08 PM    comment []

Yesterday's quackery - today's cutting edge medical technique


Here's another one:  

The leech is making a comeback.

Medicine has come a long way in a very short space of time.  It seems only yesterday that our forefathers were putting leeches on patients.  Perish the thought!  Today, after billions of dollars of research, we have sophisticated drugs and therapies to treat the patient.  Oh yes, and leeches, too.

Yup, leeches are making a big comeback, and doctors reckon they are the best way of getting rid of a massive hematoma, or major blood clot.  Thirteen of the little blood-suckers went to work on one patient with a hematoma in his right forearm, and they removed 145 ml of blood in no time at all.  The patient made an instant recovery.

This is great news for everyone except the drugs companies, whose billions of dollars of research have resulted in trillions of dollars of profit.  They need to patent the leech immediately.  How about Leecho as a possible name?  Just trying to help out.

(Source:  Journal of Neurological and Neurosurgical Psychiatry, 2005; 76: 1465).

4:50:55 PM    comment []

After being warned for years...yes, years - that drinking coffee was bad, bad, bad - guess what? Newly released research confirms the healthiest - and perhaps happiest way to start - or end - every day is....(drum roll please)...
enjoy a real cup of coffee.

Here's why:

According to a 2005 study by researchers at the University of Scranton, Americans now get more healthy, cancer-fighting antioxidants from coffee than from any other dietary source. Overwhelmingly so, in fact. This includes the litany of largely needless (and sometimes downright harmful) vegetables, grains and fruits the mainstream pundits seem always to recommend INSTEAD of a cup or three of delicious Java.

The research, presented at a recent national meeting of the American Chemical Society (the world's largest scientific society, according to Medical News Today), compared the relative antioxidant content of 100 different food items and beverages in the American diet - including mainstream darlings corn, grapes, and beans. Interestingly enough, dates topped the list from an antioxidants-per-serving standpoint. But since dates are not widely considered a staple of American eating habits, the top honors went to the much more commonly consumed coffee (more than half of Americans drink it). It wasn't clear from the research summary whether red wine or dark beer was considered in the study. These are the only two popular items one might think of that might give java a run for its money antioxidant-wise.

4:40:23 PM    comment []

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