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The Role of Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer’s Disease

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by severe dementia. Like dementia, AD causes problems with memory loss, thinking and behavior which worsen over time until the patient is unable to respond to the environment. Unlike dementia, AD is not a normal part of aging...

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SuperFood Saturday: Beets

SuperFood Saturday: Beets

These gnarly yet vibrant vegetables have a sweet and powerful taste that can take the show in any dish. But its not only in the kitchen that this superfood shows its power. Beets pack a powerful punch in our bodies, providing us with vitamins and nutrients to promote good health...

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OPCs – Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins 101

OPCs – Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins 101

In the past couple of weeks we have been fortunate enough to have a guest series posted by Megan Kizer. Megan is a close friend of mine who is currently studying Biochemistry at Binghamton University.  In our last two Newsletter posts, Megan has done an excellent job in helping us...

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SuperFood Saturday: Eggs

SuperFood Saturday: Eggs

Eggs have a bad reputation for increasing cholesterol, but research shows that little of this cholesterol actually makes it into the bloodstream. This powerful protein source is an easy way to pack in a wealth of nutrients. To overcome an egg’s bad rap, here are some of the prominent nutrients...

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Antioxidants 101

Antioxidants 101

What are antioxidants? We learned about free radicals last week and the danger they pose to our aging bodies, but nature has compounds ready to offset the production of free radicals. These compounds are called antioxidants. They contain more electrons than they need, and thus can willingly give away electrons to a...

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