Tag: aging

Prunes for Osteoporosis

“Prunes for Osteoporosis” We are in an epidemic of osteoporosis. 10 million Americans have it and one in three older women will get it. We urgently need public health strategies to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis. Might fruits and vegetables be the unexpected natural answer to the question of osteoporosis prevention? Evidence from a…


Foods to Improve Eye Health

Hi, I’m Jordan Rubin and welcome to Ancient Medicine Today. We have a great topic that you will want to keep your eyes on. We’re going to talk about eye health, and if you’re interested in eye health, which believe it or not, most people as they age are more concerned with the health of…


Tart Cherries for Insomnia

we know that not sleeping enough is associated with changes in diet people 10d worse but what about the opposite question can food affect sleep we saw from the kiwifruit study that this seemed possible but the mechanism they suggested for the effect that serotonin levels and kiwifruit doesn’t make any sense and serotonin can’t…


Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart

“Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart” I’ve talked previously about the anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of various phytochemiclas in beans, but there are protective effects on the cardiovascular system as well. Plant-specific compounds can have a remarkable impact on the health care system and may provide therapeutic health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment…


Tea and Artery Function

“Tea and Artery Function” Our endothelium, the inner lining of our blood vessels that controls the function of every artery in our body, appears to play a critical role in a variety of human disorders, including peripheral vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, and blood clots. Unfortunately, endothelial cells only live about…


Eggs and Diabetes

“Eggs and Diabetes” Type 2 diabetes is becoming a world pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases… what about diabetes? Researchers found a stepwise increase in risk the more and more eggs people ate. Eating just a single egg a week appeared to increase the…


#16.1 Mealtime, Food and Senior Nutrition (1 of 5)

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Flax Seeds for Hypertension

“Flax Seeds for Hypertension” A recent article in the journal Meat Science acknowledged that a sector of the population perceives meat as a food that is detrimental to their health because of studies associating meat consumption with heart disease and cancer. For these reasons, these meat consumers look for healthier food alternatives as a means…


Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?

“Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?” Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory pain killer in the form of willow tree bark extract, which Hippocrates used to treat fever and to alleviate pain during childbirth. It became trademarked as a drug in…


Heart Healthy Aging with Nutrition

The cardiovascular system is made up by our heart, blood vessels, and blood that support our organs and tissues. Every minute, our heart pumps out about five liters of blood around our vast network of arteries, capillaries, and veins–supplying the body with oxygen. Maintaining this complex system, and delivering a normal and healthy blood flow,…