Americans were shocked and saddened when Robin Williams committed suicide following a long history of depression. Another shock followed; the beloved comic was fighting Parkinson's disease, a devastating condition that causes tremors and problems walking.
There is no cure for Parkinson's, but a common spice — cinnamon — may be able to help stop its progression.
Cinnamon has been used for flavoring everything from toothpaste to herbal teas— including mom's apple pie — and it has been a staple in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to help improve circulation and digestion. Modern studies are finding even more uses for the versatile spice, including putting the brakes on Parkinson's disease.
According to studies, cinnamon's healthy effects may be due to its ability to reduce inflammation and to have antioxidant effects, or that it may fight bacteria. Below are studies that show some of the conditions cinnamon can help combat: Read more
Friday, August 29, 2014
Researchers Discover Spice Stops Parkinson's Disease Progression
Researcher''s have discovered that cinnamon helps treat not only Parkinson's disease, but also several other serious diseases.