To Your Health: Cinnamon, Spice of Life?

To Your Health: Cinnamon, Spice of Life?

Part-time Telluride local, Dr. Alan Safdi, is a world-renowned internist and gastroenterologist with encyclopedic knowledge of mind-body wellness and preventative medicine. He posts regularly on Telluride Inside… and Out under the banner of “To Your Health.” Dr. Alan’s blogs feature the most current information in his fields: health, wellness and longevity.

Links to Dr. Alan’s other podcasts and narratives on COVID-19 and more are here.

This week, Dr. Alan weighs in on one of the many spices meant to enhance our health. Is cinnamon more than fragrant? Is it a medicine for the brain, heart, and body?

Dr. Alan’s podcast on cinnamon here.

There are lots of potential benefits of cinnamon including helping with glucose control and lowering blood sugar in people with diabetes. More benefits can be found in the podcast.

What about brain health and improving brain function?

Cinnamon turns poor learners into good ones – among mice, that is.

For example, poor–learning mice took about 150 seconds to find the right hole in the Barnes maze test. On the other hand, after one month of cinnamon treatment, poor–learning mice were finding the right hole within 60 seconds.

Again, more news you can use in the podcast.

Dr. Alan Safdi:

Dr. Alan Safdi is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology and is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. A proven leader in the healthcare arena, he has been featured on the national program, “Medical Crossfire” and authored or co-authored numerous medical articles and abstracts.

Safdi, a long-time Telluride local, has been involved in grant-based and clinical research for four decades. He is passionate about disease prevention and wellness, not just fixing what has gone wrong.

Dr. Alan is an international lecturer on the subjects of wellness, nutrition and gastroenterology.

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