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Another Case for Low Acid Coffee: Reflux Pills Could Lead to Dementia

March 26, 2016 Jim Couch

Another Case for Low Acid Coffee:  Reflux Pills Could Lead to Dementia

Long term use of acid reflux pills could lead to dementia.  A new study showed that the risk of developing dementia is some 44% greater from continued use of proton pump inhibitor pills.  Women are more at risk.  Earlier studies had shown that bone fractures and kidney damage could could result from taking these pills.  NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt recently had a story about this.  Click on this link for more information.  http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/popular-heartburn-drugs-linked-to-dementia-risk-study-shows-623341123665


Another Cirrhosis Avoidance Study Tied to Coffee Consumption

March 19, 2016 Jim Couch

Another Cirrhosis Avoidance Study Tied to Coffee Consumption

Here we go again!  Another new study points to the continuing reports that coffee may be an important therapeutic agent.  This study comes from the UK from a researcher by the name of Dr. OIiver Kennedy from Southampton University, who led a group of researchers who reviewed nine previous studies covering what happened to 430,000 people.  Researchers determined that people could cut the chances of developing cirrhosis of the liver by 65% if they consumed four cups of coffee per day.  Drinking one cup yielded a 22% percent less chance; two cups -- 43% less chance; and three cups --...


Add Avoidance of MS to the List of Potential Benefits of Coffee

March 13, 2016 Jim Couch

Add Avoidance of MS to the List of Potential Benefits of Coffee

Drinking 6 or more cups of coffee per day has been associated with a reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).  In a paper published on March 3rd in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, two studies -in California and Sweden reported that people who drank six or more cups of coffee had a significantly reduced risk of developing MS.  In the California study, there was a 31% reduced risk; in the Swedish study, similar findings at a 30% reduced risk.   While the study did not for certain indicate it was some aspect of the coffee other than...


For Those Who Add Sugar to Coffee

January 11, 2016 Jim Couch

For Those Who Add Sugar to Coffee

Coffee is the go-to for many people wanting a cognitive boost. While coffee by itself is a very healthful drink, many people add sugar either to reduce the bitterness or add additional flavor. For those who are trying to cut back on sugar who don’t enjoy the original taste of coffee, try adding salt instead.  The sodium chloride creates ions that can suppress bitterness and enhance flavor. In fact, several countries – Turkey, Hungary, and Sweden – all add salt to coffee as a matter of routine. Coffee has many health benefits, but only if you skip the cream and...


5 Common Myths about Food and Drink

December 12, 2015 Jim Couch

5 Common Myths about Food and Drink

The debate about health and what’s good for you and not good for you is growing louder. Here are some common bits of advice that have been disproven by recent studies: Low or Reduced-Fat Foods are Healthier. Foods that are low fat often have higher levels of sugar or other chemicals, and are therefore counterproductive. You Shouldn’t Drink Red Wine. One study suggests that resveratrol, an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes, can prevent age-related memory decline. Resveratrol was also found to prevent mice from gaining weight, leading scientists to believe it could have the same impact on...