Protect yourself from Alzheimer’s while you sleep

by Fred Pescatore, M.D. I can’t stress this enough: Sleep is a critical component of your health. The health benefits go well beyond just feeling physically alert on a daily basis. Unfortunately, sleep is often overlooked in our always-on-the-go world. But the quality of your sleep is just as important as the quantity. And getting […]

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Improve blood sugar control with tree nuts

from the OmniVista Health Learning Desk The science on nuts keeps getting better and better.  A study presented at the European Congress on Obesity reveals how men and women at risk for developing Type II diabetes benefited from eating a handful of nuts each day. Researchers followed 137 adults with an elevated risk for diabetes. […]

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Use it or lose it

from the OmniVista Health Learning Desk It’s not just physical exercise that makes the difference down the road…An active mind is just as important. A recent study published in the journal Neurology does a fine job of underscoring that fact. Researchers looked at data from close to 300 older subjects. They were all participants of […]

Fat fights pain

by Fred Pescatore, M.D. Nothing makes me cringe more than when a patient tells me they’re cutting fat from their diet. I’m fine with cutting some fats. Like the ones that hide out in cupcakes, crackers, margarine, and other processed, packaged foods. (You can spot these notorious trans-fats by looking for the terms “hydrogenated” or […]

Type III diabetes–the brand new, DEADLY epidemic no one saw coming

Type III diabetes–the brand new, DEADLY epidemic no one saw coming By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. You’ve probably heard the old saying “bad things come in threes.” And after nearly a century of research, it appears that may be the case with diabetes. You’re likely familiar with Type I and Type II diabetes. But […]

The brain-boosting benefits of a brisk walk

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Going for a walk doesn’t just clear your brain…it can actually make it healthier. According to a study published recently in the journal Neurology, people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease who routinely walked for exercise experienced some impressive benefits. For six months, participants walked three times a week for 45 […]

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The pine bark secret to a sharper brain

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk A new study shows Pycnogenol, an extract derived from French maritime pine bark extract, can improve memory, focus, and decision-making ability. Researchers in Italy looked at 59 men and women between the ages of 35 and 55. One group took 150 milligrams of Pycnogenol per day, the other […]

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Statin scandal hits high note—and a new low

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. I have been writing about the dangers of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for years—warning anyone who would listen. Of course, the problems with statin drugs became obvious as soon as the FDA approved the first one in the late 1980s. The drugs’ hypothetical “benefits” were supposed to outweigh these problems. […]

The super-antioxidant growing under our noses for thousands of years

By Fred Pescatore, M.D. Any of my patients will tell you that I’m not one to jump on every new health bandwagon as it rolls by. I like to be sure the research on any new discovery is solid before I give it my thumbs-up and start recommending it. But that’s what makes this particular […]

Mind-body medicine

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk It’s time to trade the couch for the mat, in more ways than one. At least, that’s the takeaway of one recent study on the mental healing power of yoga. Researchers reviewed 16 trials examining the link between yoga practice and a long list of psychological conditions. These […]