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Berries, apples and tea can do wonders for your brain

If you'e looking for an easy way to keep your brain healthy, consider eating more berries, consuming more applies and drinking tea. There's good science to support the benefits of getting started early eating a healthy diet for preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. 
Alzheimer's risk significantly lower for older adults who consume these foods
Tufts University scientists looked at Alzheimer's disease risk among older adults and compared those that consumed scant amounts of apples, tea and berries that are loaded with antioxidants; published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 
The study finding was based on conclusions extracted from dietary questionairres submitted during medical exams among heart disease risk patients participating in the Framingham Heart Study. 
One of the important highlights of this study, compared to others is that the risk of the brain disease was analyzed over a 20 year period, versus short term studies that have been pub…

Another reason skipping vaccines is a bad idea: Measles wipes out immunity

Vaccine safety has become a hot topic for parents who insist on not having their children vaccinated. As an RN I'm openly opposed to anyone that thinks skipping childhood vaccinations is a good idea. A new study highlights the ongoing harm to a child's immune system once they're infected with the measles.

Measles destroys pre-existing antibodies

The finding that is published today in the journal Sciencedescribes how the measles virus destroys immunity a child has against other bacteria and viruses. In essence, getting the measles makes your child more susceptible to chicken-pox because the virus destrtoys pre-existing antibodies. But that's not all.

The study, led by a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health revealed measles can make children 11 to 73 percent more susceptible to everything from the flu to infections of the skin; including the herpes virus.

Taking a chance that a c…

Gut Bacteria could be the reason childhood obesity continues to soar

If your child is overweight or obese It could be the result of bacteria that lives in the gut, a new study has found.

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health share it’s not just calories that leads to
overweight children.

Since the1970s obesity rates among children have tripled, according to the CDC
and the statistics continue to rise each year.

The conclusion, published in the journal Obesity Reviews, is the
result of published research  from multiple animal and human studies.

Calories might not be the culprit 

Yadav, assistant professor of molecular medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine,
shared that over the past decade studies have increaqsingly pointed to the bacteria living in
our gut being not just associated with obesity, but also one of the causes.

A Penn State study has also linked bacteria in the mouth of children as a potential predictor of

obesity.

Yadav, Ph.D who led the review said:
“The medical community used to think that obesity is a result of consuming toomany calorie…

Lung cancer prevention another reason to eat yogurt and a high fiber diet

A new study suggest lung cancer could be prevented by eating more yogurt
and fiber. The study is considered strong and highlights the ageless wisdom that ‘food is medicine’.

We already know high-fiber and yogurt are good for the gastrointestinal system
and can help prevent heart disease as well as colon cancer.

If you aren’t eating yogurt and plenty of fiber you’re missing out on the
previously mentioned important health benefits.

Vanderbilt researchers highlight how a high fiber diet that includes
yogurt could actually help prevent lung cancer.

Most of us don’t give enough credence to the power of food for preventing disease.

The suggestion that a yogurt and high-fiber diet can prevent lung cancer
came from a study that included 1.4 million adults in the United States, Asia and
Europe and lead by Xiao-Ou Shu, MD, PhD, MPH who shared
the finding is “robust” and “strong” for a 33% reduced lung cancer risk
even among former and current smokers, male and female.

The findings, published in JAMA O…