Blog archive

A Delicious Way to a Healthier Heart

A Mediterranean diet has always been known as “heart-healthy,” but now it’s a proven, scientific fact! Drizzling olive oil over your meal is okay, as long as the meal is prominently fish and vegetables. “Mediterranean meant lots of fruit, fish, chicken, beans, tomato sauce, salads, and wine and little baked goods and pastries.” That sounds good to me! A diet to stick to.

The study was conducted over five years on people ages 55-80. Over half of them were women, and while they were all at risk for heart disease (overweight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure), they were all disease-free. Their […]

MRIs Allow for Communication with Vegetative Patients

Scott Routley, 39, was in a car accident that left him in a vegetative state more than 12 years ago. Today, Scott still shows us that he has a “conscious, thinking mind.”

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans show that he is answering the doctor’s questions. He says he is not in any pain. Adrian Owen, the British Neurologists, says, “We believe he knows who and where he is.”

The team of doctors, led by Owen, is located at the University of Western Ontario at the Brain and Mind Institute. Their original, traditional tests say that Routley was left in a vegetative […]