Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine? Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements to stay sharp and maintain a healthy brain, and you’ll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function. But do they really work? There’s no denying that as we age, our body ages…

What do firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, factory workers, and office cleaning staff have in common? They all are at risk for shift work sleep disorder. If you work at night or often rotate shifts, you may share that risk. Working at night or irregular shifts can keep you from getting the regular snooze…

Dieting sucks! It tends to lead to cravings… and hunger.This generally causes people to give up on their diet and gain the weight back. For this reason, most conventional weight loss methods have a terrible success rate. Very few people succeed in the long run. This is where a popular weight loss supplement called Garcinia…

Can that afternoon Americano actually be good for you? Does that Red Bull have more or less caffeine than the same amount of coffee? Test your coffee knowledge with this coffee 101!   Can 3 cups of daily joe helps boost your memory? In November 2005, Austrian researchers confirmed that caffeinated coffee cantemporarily sharpen your focus…

Dr.Ranya Elguendy
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Ranya Elguendy

Ranya Elguendy, PharmD, BCOP. has been writing for Beliefnet since 2010 focusing on health. She is an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist who has worked, Volunteered and managed in different pharmacy fields.

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