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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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September is a very special month as we observe World Alzheimer’s Month. For the second year, Alzheimer’s organizations across the globe are uniting to raise awareness for a disease that affects over five million Americans and countless more worldwide. Currently, there is no known cure for this disease that is the sixth leading cause of death in the elderly, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. However, there are studies that are breaking new ground on understanding the disease. Recently, researchers at Brown University discovered Alzheimer’s acts as a Type 3 Diabetes in where the brain develops an insulin resistance. The study suggests […]

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The Difference Between Medium- and Long- Chain Fatty Acids

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There’s been some Twitter chatter lately about the lauric acid in coconut oil being a long-chain fatty acid. If you understand why we have an issue with this – we’re impressed with your coconut oil knowledge- if not, read on. Our biggest issue is, calling lauric acid a long-chain fatty acid or triglyceride (LCT). What makes lauric acid a uniquely composed saturated fat  is that lauric acid is actually a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) and acts completely different in your body. The New York University Langone Medical Centersays MCTs, like lauric acid, are used as an energy source similar to a carbohydrate. “Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are […]

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The Coconut Super Food Benefits

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We had the pleasure of hosting Fox 13 Tampa Bay’s resident medical reporter, Dr. Joette Giovinco, earlier this month to talk about the “new” super food: coconuts. From metabolism to anti-aging, extra virgin coconut oil has been found to have many health benefits. Add that in to a healthy diet, and you may be giving your body some real fighting power against many ailments, including the common cold! The story aired last night, you can watch it here, and talked about something new and every thrilling – a clinical trial focused on coconut oil and Alzheimer’s disease. “But there could […]

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