Sign Me Up! Studies show that Dark Chocolate is chock full of nutrients like:  Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Protein just to name a few. Next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you don’t have to feel so guilty.  According to writings published in the Netherlands Journal of Medicine(1), our favorite sweet treat has some…

The older we get, the harder it is to move around. But, it becomes even more important!!!

William F. Balistreri, MD February 04, 2016 The question of whether to adopt a gluten-free diet is especially timely, given its impressive increase in popularity over the past decade. In fact, gluten avoidance has become the most popular dietary trend in the United States, with approximately 100 million Americans consuming gluten-free products last year. Presently,…

Peter Russell December 07, 2015 Young people who consume caffeinated energy drinks can experience a spike in their blood insulin levels. This could make them more prone to a condition which increases their susceptibility to type 2 diabetes later in life, according to early results from a small Canadian study. However, one UK expert says…

In a new analysis, researchers explore whether people live longer because they avoid disease or because they possess some anti-aging secret If you live to be 100, you’re in a special group, one that longevity scientists are eagerly studying for clues to battling aging. But are these centenarians long-lived because they don’t get the diseases…

The effects of having a few drinks can differ person to person, but often people may not realize just how risky their drinking patterns are, or what that alcohol is doing to them under the hood. There are two definitions for “safe” drinking. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines say moderate alcohol consumption is OK, which means…

NBC Nightly News (6/11, story 9, 2:10, Holt, 7.86M) reported on “a big wake-up call for the millions of Americans who take certain kinds of sleeping” medications. Correspondent Ann Thompson explained, “A new study…finds three sedatives nearly double the risk of vehicle accidents among new users.” In addition, “the study…finds the risk of accidents increases…

The rate of skin cancer has doubled over the last 30 years, according to new federal data. Melanoma, specifically—which is the deadliest kind of skin cancer—is on the rise, and according to the latest research, the yearly cost of treating it is estimated to triple to a total of $1.6 billion in the year 2030….

Bananas are good for you!

What is Marijuana? Marijuana is a drug made from the dry, shredded parts of the Cannabis sativa hemp plant. It is usually smoked in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints, in pipes, or in water pipes called bongs. It is also smoked in blunts, which are hollowed-out cigars filled with a mixture of tobacco and marijuana. Marijuana contains a potent…

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