The demon drink poses a devil of a conundrum. Good doc says alcohol is medicine, and a shot of brandy or whisky will calm nerves, alleviate shock and provide a tonic when under the weather. Self-medication seems a responsible approach. Bad doc says alcohol is poison and causes disease and even death. Temperance is the truth and the way.Read more
This week, we learned:
That a Spanish company has created a low-fat avocado. Seriously. The whole point of an avocado is its fat content, most of which is monounsaturated – just like olive oil.
Alzheimer’s and diabetes are so closely linked that researchers now refer to Alzheimer’s as type 3 diabetes. Here’s how to reduce your risk of both.Read more
Although diet plays a crucial role in the normal functioning of the brain, it is often overlooked as a major cause of depression, despite all the evidence. This article describes how certain nutrient deficiencies can lead to depression. Find out how to ensure you are eating the right foods for a healthy brain.Read more
Insulin may be an essential hormone, but produce too much and you risk putting on more weight. Nothing stimulates insulin quite like carbohydrate consumption. Carbohydrates are broken down to sugar (glucose), and any extra sugar in the blood is converted into fat. Your goal, therefore, is to limit insulin production.Read more