Unbiased Perspective Of a Biochemist On Pesticide Toxicity: Glyphosate

Meenakshi Noll, MD Ph.D Controversy on Pesticides Of course there has been too much controversy on toxicity of pesticides, especially Glyphosate in recent years that led to 'Organic Foods'. Anything and everything that is labelled 'Organic' is considered to be healthier and of course the price can be ten…

Slippery Road to Pain Control: Cannabis and Opioids

Researchers continue to study both THC and CBD derived from Cannabis to see if they are effective for managing pain and can they be used as a substitute for opioid medications.The question is do they work for pain, does it work as well or better than Opioids for pain…

5 Dementia Myths

Dementia Aware: what you need to know about dementia myths and misconceptions Tracey Maxfield  Advances in health care and technology has enhanced longevity, and people are healthier and living   longer than ever before. This has resulted in an increased prevalence of dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease International & WHO, 2012). Dementia…

What You Need to Know About Intimacy, Sexuality and Behaviors in Dementia

Tracey Maxfield Dementia Awareness: What You Need to Know About Intimacy, Sexuality and Behaviors in Dementia There is a widespread assumption that as we age, we lose our sexual allure and desire. The thought of older people being sexually active is often joked about or thought of as just ‘icky…

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

By Dr. Anna Simon Introduction Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is important for metabolism, converting carbohydrates and amino acids to useable energy for the body, and as an antioxidant protecting against tissue damage from free radicals. The earliest recorded isolation of riboflavin was in 1879 by A.W. Blyth, who extracted…

Facts about Dietary Fats, Fatty Acids, and Health Consequences

By Dr. Neerja L. Bisht, MD Fats are essentially a form of lipids, which is a generic term given to compounds mainly found in tissues of plants and animals. Fats are the primary energy depots used for long-term energy requirements during periods of extensive exercise or during periods of…

The Increasing use of Dietary Supplements: Benefits and Dangers

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Aiman Bandali INTRODUCTION Over the last few years, particularly since 2010, there has been an increase in intake of dietary supplements. According to the new market report published by Persistence Market Research, the global dietary supplements market was valued at $109.8 billion and is…

The Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet on Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Risk

By Joanne P. Shelby-klein, BSN, RN Introduction: What is the Mediterranean diet? The Mediterranean Diet is currently thought of as the paradigm for healthy eating. The World Health Organization states that adopting the Mediterranean diet can prevent the onset of disease and improve the standard of living.7 Recent…