From the monthly archives:

October 2013

There’s a reason people have traditionally used actual silverware, silver plates, and copper pans (besides the fact that they’re classy and copper conducts heat really well): germs die on them. Modern research has also confirmed that silver and copper are both effective at killing Norovirus and MRSA—two problems that can still plague your kitchen. MRSA […]

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Between current headlines, the coming onset of short winter days, holiday stress and a national trend toward depression, it might be a good idea if we all take some preventative steps against SAD this year. First: try not to let your Vitamin D levels drop as the seasons change. If it’s too cold to go […]

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Scientists have pinned down how exercising leads to the growth of new brain cells. Not only is this a great reason to get moving, it may lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. When work up a sweat—whether it’s a brisk walk or you’re training for a marathon–it triggers one protein […]

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Losing Sleep To RLS?

October 14, 2013

Restless leg syndrome is different for different people. When, how, how long, and even where (RLS can affect more than just legs!) can all vary. Some people experience tingling, others an ache, throb, or pull. But one thing that people with RLS often have in common is that they don’t sleep as well as they’d […]

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Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors has a 30% lower likelihood of breast cancer mortality when they took a multivitamin with minerals, according to new research. That’s a big number, so while a confirmation study is needed, it’s a safe bet there’s a benefit to supplementing. Headlines seem to go back and forth on vitamin & mineral […]

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