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Energize Your Travel Plans

I do a lot of traveling.  Planes, trains and automobiles isn't just a film I've watched, it's my way of life.  As the host of Wellness 101, and the director of my newly released film "WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer," I'm on the...

Cranberries may be key defense vs. superbugs

Research explores how flavonols in cranberries repel bacteria. By Shara Rutberg, New Hope Network Researchers have used super-high resolute atomic force microscopes to reveal how a compound in cranberries helps block bacterial infections and may be key to developing strategies to protect us against superbugs. "With the emergence...

More evidence resveratrol may fight Alzheimer’s

Resveratrol may help strengthen the blood brain barrier to defend against molecules that cause inflammation, recent research says. By Shara Rutberg, New Hope Network Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, dark chocolate and blackberries, appears to boost the brain’s defense against Alzheimer’s, according to new information...

Who controls what we eat?

The author of a new book on consolidation in the food industry explains the pros and cons of increased M&A activity By Rachel Cernansky, New Hope Network Michigan State University community, food and agriculture professor Phil Howard studies and teaches changes and trends in food systems around...

Nuts May Crack Inflammation

Nuts’ healthy powers may lie in their relationship with inflammation, according to new research. By Shara Rutberg, New Hope Network Previous research has suggested that people who eat more nuts are healthier than people who don’t eat nuts. Now researchers may have cracked the mystery around why this...

Who Got You Sick?

So when you have a health concern, even if it is just a cold, do you ever think about how you got it? Do you blame your five year old for getting to close to all the other kids in class, maybe they swapped some...