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  • 3 Personality Traits Stop Alzheimer’s (5/25/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Why do some people get Alzheimer’s and others don’t?  It’s a simple question that researchers are just starting to answer.[i]  Scientists know that heredity is a major factor. A gene called APOE4 can more than double your risk.[ii] On the other hand, not having diabetes, high blood pressure, hearing loss, depression, or a history of head injuries can protect you.  ...
  • 96% of People Who Died of Coronavirus In One Study Lacked This Vitamin (5/24/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Months ago, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, we advised you to take vitamin D.   At the time, because COVID-19 was so new, there were no studies showing that vitamin D was effective against it. But vitamin D had a strong track record against the flu and other viral respiratory illnesses. Therefore, researchers believed it was likely ...
  • 7 Weird COVID-19 Symptoms You Don’t Know About (5/22/2020) by Garry Messick -
    When the coronavirus outbreak began, we were told that a fever and cough were the two main signs that you were infected.  But as the pandemic continued, doctors began reporting other symptoms that seemed surprising. Some patients had toe lesions. Others lost their sense of smell. Seniors often had mental issues. Now, as the U.S. tops 1.5 million COVID-19 cases, ...
  • Coronavirus: Cell Phones Cause ‘Rapid’ Spread, Researchers Find (5/20/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Cell phones are “ideal vehicles” for spreading coronavirus. That’s the conclusion of researchers who completed a major new analysis of how the devices transmit germs. Researchers from Australia’s Bond University reviewed 56 studies focused on contamination of cell phones by pathogens including viruses. The data was extensive…gathered from 24 countries between 2006 and 2019.[1] Professor Lotti Tajouri was the study ...
  • Coronavirus: The More Comfortable Alternative to Masks (5/19/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Nobody likes wearing a face mask. They are hot, stuffy, and they make it difficult to breathe. They can fog up your glasses. You constantly have to adjust them to make them comfortable. In doing so, we wreck their effectiveness by contaminating them with our hands. But face masks are a fact of life during the pandemic. We’ll have to ...
  • Low-Carb Diet Reverses Brain Aging, Study Finds (5/18/2020) by Garry Messick -
    A major new study on brain aging has good news and bad news… The bad news is that your brain starts to decline much earlier than previously believed, in your late 40s.  The good news is that you can prevent and even reverse this decline by eating fewer carbohydrates.  The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National ...
  • Pandemic Support: 5 Ways to Improve Lung Health (5/17/2020) by Garry Messick -
    The condition of your lungs has never been more important. The coronavirus attacks the respiratory system. That means the strength of your lungs may determine if you live or if you die if you get COVID-19. When people are infected, the virus travels to the mucus membranes before spreading to the lungs. To control the infection, the body responds with ...
  • Coronavirus: Could This Be Why More Americans Are Dying? (5/15/2020) by Garry Messick -
    The U.S. has the highest obesity rate by far of any developed country. The vast majority of Americans—nearly three-quarters of us—are either obese or overweight. This would be a major health crisis in the best of times. But during the coronavirus pandemic, it is proving to be even more deadly. Four recent studies show that obesity may be the single ...
  • Coronavirus: 6 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves (5/13/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Most people who get coronavirus aren’t admitted to the hospital. They deal with the illness at home.  Are you equipped to do this? Do you have the things you need for COVID-19 self-care? Here are six medicine cabinet essentials every household should have during the pandemic. 6 COVID-19 Care Essentials Thermometer. Along with coughing and difficulty breathing, fever is one ...
  • Coronavirus: Don’t Use Cough Syrup (5/12/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Coughing is one of the main symptoms of COVID-19. So it’s not surprising that people with the illness are using cough syrup.  That could be a bad idea.   New research shows that dextromethorphan, a common active ingredient in dozens of over-the-counter cough syrups, capsules, and lozenges appeared to boost replication of the coronavirus when tested under laboratory conditions. This doesn’t ...