Daily Archives: December 28, 2010

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Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts – Indole 3 Carbinol

A substance the body produces after eating Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts, indole-3-carbinol (I3C), can block the growth of cancer cells, Ohio State University scientists have found. IC3 destroyed a molecule that is important to cell division and proliferation. When lab mice with tumors were fed IC3, the tumors shrank by up to 65%. For more information on indole 3 carbinol.  

Bees and Their Honey

A protein found in honey can kill bacteria, Dutch scientists have discovered. Bees make a protein with antibacterial properties, which the scientists say could form the basis for new drugs that combat antibiotic-resistant infections. The discovery also could lead to the breeding of bees with stronger immune systems that produce more potent antibacterial proteins. Learn more benefits of bee pollen.

Cherries for Cherry Juice

The Surprising Benefits of Cherry Juice for Better Sleep

According to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Rochester, tart cherry juice helps to alleviate insomnia and can reduce the amount of time sleep is interrupted. Tart cherries contain high amounts of melatonin. Melatonin is an antioxidant known to help improve your body’s sleeping cycle. The people who participated in this study showed, on average, 17 fewer minutes of wakefulness after initially falling asleep. Read the full article. Cherry Juice and Sleep Cherry juice is widely known […]

Memory Loss Linked to Weight Gain in Women

Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago have found a link between memory loss and weight gain in post-menopausal women (ages 65-79). Normal memory on a 100 point memory test is between 90-100. After 8,475 post-menopausal women took the memory test. Their scores were compared to their Body Mass Index (BMI). For every one point increase in BMI the associated memory score dropped by one point. The study excluded other conditions like high blood pressure, elevated […]

Brain Health and Wellness

Below are the Orr Center’s 10 Pillars to Brain Wellness. Socialize – volunteer, join a club, take a class, interact with others. Exercise – moderate physical activity protects against cognitive decline. Rest – the brain needs rest so try to take one day a week that is largely stress-free. Manage Stress – stress contributes to many chronic diseases and chronic painful stress can lead to shrinkage of the memory centers of the brain. Practice Moderation […]