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Your brain on chocolate

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Study after study has shown that the antioxidants in cocoa and chocolate are abundant. In fact, an impressive review of chocolate’s antioxidant benefits appeared recently in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. The researchers examined data from 100 different studies, looking specifically at chocolate’s potential brain benefits. They found […]

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CoQ10 boosts the body’s antioxidant defenses

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Coenzyme Q10 is a well-known nutrient in the natural medicine world for its heart health benefits. A recent study published in Nutrition backs up that long-held stance—and shows even more good news about CoQ10. This particular study involved 65 patients with serious heart problems. Some had just been diagnosed […]


B vitamins from head to toe

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. A few months ago, a colleague of mine told me a story about a middle-aged patient named Bill. One evening, Bill broke out in a sweat, began to feel nauseous and short of breath. Then suddenly, his legs began to shake and jerk uncontrollably. Feeling like something was terribly […]


The common toxin that quadruples your risk of Alzheimer’s

by Fred Pescatore, M.D. A disturbing new study found that high levels of a pesticide metabolite called dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) come with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. More than four times as high, in fact. Yet the powers that be (and that includes the public health departments) continue to doubt the truth of findings like […]

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Got inflammation? Walk it off

From the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk There have been lots of reports lately on strength training and its importance for weight loss and blood sugar control. But a new study shows that aerobic exercise still has its place. Aerobic exercise is any type of activity that gets your heart rate up. Even something as […]


Big DNA protection in a tiny package

From the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk There’s no doubt that blueberries are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. But when you can get your hands on wild blueberries, you’ve really got something special. A new study shows that wild blueberries far surpass regular blueberries in their potential health benefits. Primarily because […]

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The supermarket secret to curbing dangerous inflammation in as little as six weeks

By Fred Pescatore, M.D. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. At no time has that saying been more appropriate. Because a new study has shown that dietary changes can be remarkably effective in reducing inflammation—and in as little as six weeks, too. Inflammation is a driving force behind a long list […]

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7 simple tips for spotting early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. If you’re like me and you fondly remember Bob Hope singing, “thanks for the memories” to sign off every show, you too may be getting to the age when you’re concerned about memory. And recent research indicates you are the best expert there is when it comes to early […]

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Common anxiety drugs increase Alzheimer’s risk

From the OmniVista Health Learning news desk According to a new study, long-term use of benzodiazepines–a class of drug commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness–is linked to a greater risk of Alzheimer’s. And not just a slightly increased risk—but as much as 51 percent higher. The researchers analyzed six years of data, and noted 1,796 […]

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Vitamin deficiency fuels inflammation

From the OmniVista Health Learning news desk A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that low levels of one specific vitamin can fuel chronic inflammation. A group of researchers from Boston’s Tufts University conducted the study. They tested blood levels of vitamin B6 in 2,229 men and women. They also looked at 13 […]