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  • Can’t Sleep? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry (1/19/2020) by Garry Messick -
    We all know the frustration that comes with not being able to fall asleep.  You lie awake, tossing and turning, your mind racing. You know you’ll be miserable the next day because you’ll be exhausted and unproductive. This thought feeds your anxiety, making it even more difficult to fall asleep.  It’s a vicious cycle.  Here’s something that might break the ...
  • The Antidote to a Failed New Year’s Diet (1/17/2020) by Garry Messick -
    As we head into the New Year, many of us have made resolutions to eat healthier.  Perhaps we want to lose weight. Or we want to lower our blood pressure or cholesterol.  But staying on a healthy diet is easier said than done. Perhaps you’ve already fallen off the wagon. If so, you’re not alone. One study found that 95% ...
  • Slash Your Risk for 7 Types of Cancer (1/15/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Why do you exercise? Chances are it’s for one or all of these reasons: It helps you stay thinner. You feel better after you do it. It helps prevent heart disease and diabetes. It helps you sleep better.  You enjoy doing the activity. A new study shows that working out has another, perhaps unexpected benefit. It lowers the risk for ...
  • 9 Exercise Myths…and What Science Says About Staying in Shape (1/14/2020) by Garry Messick -
    There’s no doubt that exercise is good for your health. It lowers your blood pressure, helps manage your weight, reduces your risk of cancer, diabetes, and falls. It wards off fatigue and is linked with a longer lifespan. Most people are aware of all this. Still, misinformation about exercise is rampant. Let’s take a look at nine common myths… Eventually, ...
  • Drinking One Type of Coffee Cuts Diabetes Risk by 60% (1/13/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Coffee used to be a guilty pleasure. That’s because for decades, doctors told us it caused heart problems.  This goes back to a 1946 study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that people who drank lots of coffee had a 300% higher risk of heart disease.[1]  It turns out the research was nonsense. The scientists didn’t control for smoking. Back in ...
  • The Simple Secret to Living Longer (1/12/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Here comes the New Year, with hordes of folks looking for ways to become healthier. Some of us will resolve to exercise more. Others will go on diets. Or we’ll cut out guilty pleasures like fast food.  Most of us will fail miserably. One study found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions die by mid-February.[1] New research shows there’s a ...
  • Do You Know the 5 Signs of a Heart Attack? (1/10/2020) by Garry Messick -
    You suddenly feel pain in your chest. Could it be a heart attack?  You have no idea. You have other symptoms, too. Do they mean you’re having a heart attack? You don’t have a clue.  You don’t want to call 911 if it’s something minor, like heartburn. So, in terrible pain, you get on the internet and Google your symptoms.  ...
  • Your Stomach Can Make You Stupid (1/8/2020) by Garry Messick -
    When it comes to body fat, location counts.  Each year brings new evidence that fat in and around the abdomen is more dangerous than extra pounds on other parts of your body.  Researchers have found that people with belly fat are more likely to suffer heart disease, asthma, diabetes, breast cancer, and colon cancer.[1] Now, a new study finds that ...
  • The Surprising Natural Hay Fever Solution (1/7/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Probiotics are all the rage right now in the natural health world. For good reason.  Many studies show they improve digestion. The good bacteria they provide can treat constipation, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and other common stomach conditions.[1] Probiotics are also linked to better immunity and mental health.  Now, a new study shows that probiotic supplements have another surprising ...
  • Hot Peppers Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk (1/6/2020) by Garry Messick -
    We all know the foods and drinks that are supposed to be good for heart health. They include olive oil, red wine, leafy green vegetables, fatty fish, dark chocolate, garlic, and nuts.  A recent study adds another one that might surprise you: chili peppers.  Researchers from Italy’s Mediterranean Neurological Institute tracked the health and eating habits of 22,811 people for ...