Understanding the Highs and Lows of Triglycerides

You have triglycerides. So do we. Sometimes a lot, sometimes not, sometimes too many. They’re formed by combining glycerol with three molecules of fatty acid, which can be the same or different.…

Blood Pressure and…

There is no naturally normal value for blood pressure (BP), but if yours is higher than that level deemed risky, you need to do something about it or face the possibility of some nasty consequences,…

Neuro-Transmission In Overdrive?

If ever there was a commonality among the senior crowd, lack of sound sleep is a top contender. An enigma of the twenty-first century—based on hustle and bustle, multiple job and social obligations,…

The Rumors on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aunt Martha’s mother was the kindest, gentlest soul you’d ever meet. She went out of her way to make you feel at home. Food and drink were hallmarks of her cordial greeting. But she couldn’t open a…

You Expect Me To Believe That?

Some things just belong together. Not too many of us eat only the meringue from the lemon pie. Sauerkraut on a bun without the sausage isn’t quite the same gustatory delight. And sometimes the aunt…

The Super Enzyme Nattokinase

There probably is more than one way to skin a cat, but why would you do that in the first place? What do you do with the pelt, make a coat? or the flesh? Stew? Nah. Still there is more than one way…

Anxious About Anxiety?

You’re not anxious about going on vacation or performing a pleasant task. You’re enthusiastic (but not enthused). You could be anxious about going to the dentist or to defend your last income tax…

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

What is AMD? When given a checklist to rank their greatest health-related fears, most adults didn’t choose cancer or heart disease as number one. Of more than ten thousand people surveyed during an…