Coffee or tea? There's a growing body of research to suggest that both are probably good for you.
We've heard a lot about the health benefits of tea, especially green tea. It is high in polyphenols--compounds with strong antioxidant activity that in test-tube and animal models show anticancer and heart-protective effects. Good clinical studies are few, however, and although I and other physicians tell our patients to drink green tea, there hasn't been any definitive proof of the value of that advice.
Green Tea, Black Coffee
Coffee or tea? There's a growing body of research to suggest that both are probably good for you
Ask Dr. Weil
In this week's magazine, Dr. Weil looks at the power of the pomegranate. Have questions about health, diets or fruit? Submit them below and be sure to check back later this week for selected answers
Peddling the Pomegranate
Although it's a challenge to eat the raw fruit without getting a mouthful of seeds and astringent pith, pomegranates are everywhere now in the form of juice, concentrates and extracts, all heavily promoted for better health...
Why I Still Take My Daily Fish Oil
The benefits of fish oil are well established, not just for heart health but also for optimum functioning of both body and mind...
How To Curb Your Cravings
Food cravings are common and problematic, because they can lead to overeating that undermines health and promotes obesity. But there's not much agreement about what their cause may be or how to manage them...
Your Drug Was Discontinued
Eli Lilly was the last U.S. manufacturer of animal insulin, which is extracted from the pancreatic tissue of cows and pigs and has been used by diabetics for more than a half-century...
Bones of Contention
Confusion surrounds the subject of osteoporosis. That is especially troubling for women, who face the risk of bone loss decades earlier than men do...
Is Bird Flu Overhyped?
Anxiety about avian flu is spreading far faster than the disease...
That's why I was so interested in a report last week in the Journal of the American...
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