When Bad Breath Means Good News (For Your Lungs Anyway)

March 3rd, 2015
Researchers found a chemical that can improve your lung health in as little as one week. It’s stronger than an antibiotic cocktail. And it can be found naturally at your local grocer.

There’s a nasty bacteria that could be wrecking your lung health…especially if you have cystic fibrosis (CF). It’s called Burholderia cepacia complex (BCC).

This infection thickens the mucus in your lungs. The texture becomes like tar. Getting enough air into your lungs becomes harder and harder. But that’s not the worst part…

It can be fatal. And antibiotics won’t kill it. The best thing modern medicine can do is slow down how fast it spreads. That takes a combo of three to four different drugs…and it won’t even stop BCC from causing damage. But new research shows there’s a natural solution that can.

A study from the U.K. found a compound in a pungent vegetable stops BCC from growing. But it goes a step further… Higher doses of it can kill BCC altogether. That’s because it does what antibiotics can’t. It deactivates enzymes that keep the pathogen alive.

But whether or not you are harboring this bacteria—or suffering from CF—your lungs can still benefit from getting more of it.

Best of all, it doesn’t take much of it to see results. Researchers used a 3% solution of this compound to combat the bacteria. That’s less than one gram.

And it’s found in a vegetable we all love…

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Your Prescription Raises Parkinson’s Risk By 139%

These popular—and deadly—cholesterol-lowering drugs could be raising your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 139%. And your doctor could have no clue.

They’re one of the most popular prescriptions in the U.S. Their main benefit, or so they say, is lowering cholesterol. Yet doctors prescribe them to help treat surprising ailments…like Parkinson’s disease (PD).

But new research reveals taking them won’t save you from PD…

Five Ways Belly Fat is Killing You

It’s weighing you down...and suffocating your organs. This fat buildup is the most dangerous you can have. Here are five ways your belly bulge is killing you.

A pot belly doesn’t just look bad… It isn’t healthy. Visceral—belly—fat is the most dangerous kind. It could be sabotaging your health. That extra weight may even be taking years off your life. And you may not realize it.

Here are five ways excess belly fat is putting your health at risk:

1. Erectile Dysfunction: That’s right guys… Your belly fat could be preventing proper blood flow to where you want it most. And it’s not just circulation… Your testosterone levels can plummet because of stomach fat. But shrinking your midsection will help.

An Australian study found men who lost 5% to 10% of their body weight over two months helped fix this problem.1 So, let’s say you weigh 200 pounds. That means you’d have to lose about five pounds per month. You can do that without breaking a sweat.

The Most Important Beverage Women Need to Drink

A cup of this can reduce uterine cancer risks by 13%. But don’t stop at one. New research suggest drinking more of it can slash your risk in nearly half.

It could be one of the easiest things you ever do to prevent cancer… We recently told you drinking this helps cut your melanoma risk by 20%.1 It also slashes your risk of developing throat cancer in half.2 No surprise this drink is making headlines again. And ladies, you’ll want to listen up…

Drinking coffee might help reduce your risk of getting uterine cancer by up to 49%.3