The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to
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Most of the time, memory blips are due to normal age-related changes, but sometimes memory complaints can herald the development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—a stage of memory loss that represents the first signs of dementia in many individuals. Taking a memory loss test can help determine whether you or
7 Things Soda Does to Your Body: Soda, Pop, Cola, or Fizz—Whatever You Call It, It’s Time to Kick the Habit
While the debate rages on about whether or not sodas should be banned in schools and major cities, one thing is for certain: Each individual can make a personal choice to limit or quit drinking sodas altogether. What about you? Are you ready to kick the colas and discover how to
Having an occasional memory lapse or fuzzy memory is normal, especially as you age. Most of the time, memory blips are due to typical age-related changes. Yet sometimes, memory complaints can herald cognitive changes to come.
In a study published in the journal Neurology, people in their 70s who complained of
Researchers, health professionals, and consumers are more aware than ever that it is the type of dietary fat and not so much the total amount of fat that affects health. One type of fat that still elicits confusion is a class of polyunsaturated fats called omega-6 fatty acids, found in
Including whole-grain oats in your diet can contribute to better digestive, cardiovascular, and metabolic health, according to scientific reviews published in the October 2014 supplement issue of the British Journal of Nutrition.
Beta-glucan, a specific type of fiber found in oats, appears to be a key factor in the
Few foods are as delectable as chocolate, and also good for you. “Studies have shown that dark chocolate may help protect your cardiovascular system by raising HDL (good) cholesterol and decreasing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, as well as by lowering blood pressure,” says Lauren Manganiello, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical
For the 3.5 million Americans over the age of 65 who smoke, here is yet another reason to stub out that cigarette: Researchers have discovered that smoking shrinks your brain!
A comparison of brain scans of smokers with those of non-smokers revealed that the tobacco habit causes atrophy in the brain’s
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in this country, but you can take steps to protect yourself. The first one lies in your kitchen.
“There are many everyday foods that provide excellent heart-health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol levels, improving heart function, increasing blood flow, and reducing inflammation,”