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Ginkgo Does Not Prevent Alzheimer’s

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Ginkgo biloba is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. A new study nevertheless confirms that Ginkgo does not prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Antioxidants May Not Help Against Alzheimer’s Disease

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Following a diet rich in antioxidants such as the Mediterranean diet is associated with decreased risks for both cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease. But is it the case that taking antioxidant supplements is beneficial? In 2010, a NIH study concluded that such supplements do not lower risks of decline and Alzheimer’s. A recent, small but well designed, study went further and showed that these supplements do not help people who already have Alzheimer’s Disease. In some cases, they can even accelerate cognitive decline. Continue reading

Is Ginkgo Biloba Good for my Brain?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. But does Ginkgo really help improve memory? Continue reading