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the caffeinator

I once said “I feel naked without a coffee cup in my hand” … and being a grad student, I always feel I can justify it. … but what do we really know about caffeine? – History 2737 BC, CHINA : Chinese Emperor Shen Nung boiled drinking water and leaves from a nearby bush, the first pot of tea 9th century, ETHIOPIA : shepherd began consuming… Read more »

coffee, cigarette, pills and risk of Parkinson’s disease (part1)

The cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown. What we do know is that it is a combination of environmental and genetic factors that lead to its development. Research (link here) shows coffee, cigarettes and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. ibuprofen) are associated with lower risk of developing PD… BUT, becoming a quad-americano regular with a pack-a-day habit is probably going to… Read more »

the ABCs of yoga benefits

the research on yoga in academic journals is limited… however, science is starting to catch up with what yoga practitioners have known for years.     yoga benefits (click on link to read the original research)…   Arthritis & hand-grip strength (Dash & Telles, 2001) Balance (Schmid, 2010) Cancer care (DiStasio, 2008) Depression (Pilkington, 2005) Effective stress management (Granath, 2006) Fall-risk (Brown, 2008) Gait (DiBennedetto) Heart rate (Cowen) Inflammation… Read more »