Testing for Alzheimer’s with Peanut Butter?

VIDEO: Here’s a brilliant use of peanut butter…. to diagnose early stage Alzheimer’s disease. According to University of Florida Health researchers, all you need is a tablespoon of peanut butter and a ruler.

Why Test Your Nose for Alzheimer’s?

brain_content_600x386The ability to smell is associated with your first cranial nerve (the olfactory nerve) which is one of the first parts of your brain to deteriorate in Alzheimer’s disease. This nerve is located in your temporal lobe and that’s also where new memories are formed. Being unable to capture new information and remember it later is characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

Why Peanut Butter?   

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Clif Bar v. PowerBar

Q:  I read your comparison between Clif Bar and the Nature Valley Granola Bar.  How does Clif Bar compare to PowerBar? ~ S.G., San Francisco, CA

PowerBar Peanut ButterA: PowerBar® makes slightly smaller bars than Clif Bar.  A PowerBar is 2.29 oz. (64.8g) as compared to Clif Bar which is 2.4 oz. (68g).  For this side-by-side comparison, the PowerBar nutritional information was calculated to match the larger 2.4 oz serving.   Continue reading “Clif Bar v. PowerBar”