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Dec 30, 2019

Closing Out 2019

  • 3 new items of interest to bring 2019 to an end.
  • Green Tea Extract (GTE) as a supplement has been used by a lot of postmenopausal women to try and lower their breast cancer risk. A NIH-funded study found that instead of reducing cancer risk GTE actually raised the risk when compared to a group taking a...

Dec 23, 2019

Meditation for Calming Fearful Memories

Volunteers trained in Mindfulness Meditation were able to break their "anxiety habit" caused by fearful memories. In this study the researchers used "safety memories" to help the participants in conjunction with the mindfulness meditation to do this.

They also learned through...

Dec 16, 2019

Breast Cancer and Hormones

  • New research in the Lancet show a stronger connection between Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and Breast Cancer.
  • The risks go up starting the first day of going on MHT. Expert recommends a limit of only 1-2 years on MHT and then don’t just stop them, gradually lower the dosage
  • Women should...

Dec 10, 2019

Food & the Brain

Listen to the podcast to learn about the info below and a lot more...

Willpower may not be the reason that many overweight or obese people can't stop overeating. There are many studies that show a relationship between the brain and what are called "food cues". 

Advancement in genetic tests, brain scans,...

Dec 2, 2019

Berries for the Holidays

  • Information about Cranberries, Blueberries, and Vitamin A
  • The Pilgrims used cranberries to prevent scurvy and we use it these days to help with urinary tract infections (UTI's) - both from Vitamin C
  • Cranberries are native to North America (new info to me)
  • Cranberries and Blueberries have...