Are the Health Benefits of Acai Berry Overrated?

Health Benefits of Acai Berry
Health Benefits of Acai Berry

So you’re into exotic fruit – a culinary adventurer on a quest for the next “superfood.” You’ve seen the Acai berry advertised on TV and all over the internet. It purportedly does everything from slow aging to increase weight loss, and you are intrigued.

Heck, even Oprah Winfrey’s medical talk show prodigy Dr. Mehmet Oz has lauded the acai berry as a superfood with incredible health benefits.

But are the bombastic claims nothing more than hype from nutrition industry profiteers? [Read more…]

Can Using Aluminum Free Antiperspirant Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Aluminum Free Deodorant / Antiperspirant and Alzheimer's
Aluminum Free Deodorant / Antiperspirant and Alzheimer’s

So if you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard the rumors – that aluminum in deodorant is one of the more insidious causes of Alzheimer’s disease, right? Wrong. Well, probably wrong.

When I heard a buddy tell me that there was a correlation between the aluminum in my antiperspirant and Alzheimer’s, I was shocked. I had never heard this claim before, though it’s been around for decades. I guess I was just out of the loop. Regardless, I was obviously concerned considering this was a product I’ve been using since puberty – as with the rest of the hygienically minded post-pubescent world. Immediately I ran to the store to buy a stick of aluminum free antiperspirant.

Hah! Good luck finding one.
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