Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Updates from Today's Guest Blogger...and Coffee Helps Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Happy summer! Finally, school has ended, the pools have opened and the barbecues have begun in earnest. It has been a season of celebrations---July 4th, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, and graduations. The drink of choice for many of these events has been iced coffee! 

And based on all available evidence, that’s a good thing…
According to an article in the New York Times, published on June 6, 2013, coffee not only reduces the risk of diabetes, prostate cancer, oral cancer and breast cancer recurrence, but new data shows that having circulating caffeine in the bloodstream reduces the risk of full-blown Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with mild cognitive impairment.

Also, let’s be honest about one of the major benefits of coffee---a sense of rejuvenation. Coffee keeps us young! And there is nothing quite like the exuberance of a young spirit….like that of one of my best friends, Noah, who is 13 years old, and looking forward to when he gets to start drinking coffee. He is today’s Guest Blogger.

“Lots of good news from last week, like my teacher is going to be the principal, I just had my bar mitzvah back in early June, and I got to meet my aunt Ruth Hauser with my aunt Maddi---who she has not seen in 18 years. There have been a lot of fun activities already….Going to Rhode Island in late June, my friend Josh Rapoport’s bar mitzvah, and the end of school. Here’s what’s coming up: I am having a Bastille Day Party on July 13th, and I am going to be a Junior Camp Counselor this summer.
However the bad news is I hated Sleepaway Camp.”

---Special thanks to Noah for his honesty, enthusiasm and beautiful writing. Happy summer!