We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Chris Cates, MD, a cardiologist and his son Andrew, a vineyard owner, founded the Wine RayZyn Company in Napa Valley, California. RayZyns are not your typical moist, seedless raisins. They are … Read More

Numerous news stories have reported that moderate drinking can help you live longer and lower your risk for heart disease. But, the scientific evidence may be shakier than we once believed. A recent study reviewed 87 previous studies that showed health benefits from moderate alcohol use. The current analysis of past studies did not support the idea that moderate drinkers, those … Read More

Everyone believes a little wine is good for the heart. Red wine contains resveratrol, a substance that may help protect the lining of blood vessels by increasing HDL cholesterol and reducing LDL cholesterol which contributes to blood clots. Most of the research done on resveratrol, however, has been done on animals, so the jury is … Read More

Have a glass of red wine and live longer? Sounds easy—and that sure would be a pleasant way to take an anti-aging remedy. A Harvard study found that when mice were supplemented with resveratrol, a polyphenol found in red grapes, and then fed a diet that could be equated with daily meals of coconut cream … Read More

Alcohol: Health in a Bottle

by admin on January 22, 2005 · 0 comments

Over the last few months many of you have asked us about alcohol. Here are our answers. Is drinking alcohol healthy for me? Yes and no. There is no question that too much leads to trouble. Alcohol acts as a depressant in the brain and central nervous system. It damages cells and increases the risk … Read More