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Bug Bites Driving You Crazy? Don’t Scratch. Do This Instead.

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Health Warning, Skincare by Garry Messick0 Comments

We’ve all been warned that we shouldn’t scratch bug bites because it can lead to infections. And you probably know from personal experience that scratching actually makes them itch even more.[1]

But in the moment, scratching feels so good. It’s hard to resist.

New research has found a way to get the satisfying feeling of scratching without increasing the itch or risking an infection.

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The #1 Factor for Healthy Aging

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Healthy aging largely depends on just one factor.

If you have this single crucial marker of wellness, chances are that you will not get heart disease or suffer a stroke. You’ll likely avoid dementia. If you’re a man, you won’t have to worry about erectile dysfunction.[i]   

The condition of your blood vessels affects virtually every aspect of your health.

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You Consume a Credit Card’s Worth of Plastic Every Week. Here’s What It’s Doing to Your Body.

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article, Health Warning, Sexual Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

When bodies are donated for medical research, scientists closely examine the cadavers. Lately, what they’ve been finding is disturbing. 

Professor Rolf Halden is an Arizona State University researcher. He and his colleagues are finding tiny bits of plastic throughout the bodies they look at. It is concentrated in the liver, kidneys, lungs, and spleen, but it’s in other organs as well.

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Walk This Way for Better Health

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Mental Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Walking is the nation’s most popular form of exercise. More than a third of us—111 million Americans—routinely go for walks to maintain our health and wellness.[1]

The benefits of walking are both profound and well-proven. Putting one foot in front of the other is linked to longer life, weight loss, stronger bones and muscles, better mood, improved lung function, and lower risk of Alzheimer’s.

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The Path to a Longer Life Is Clear…

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you can avoid heart disease and cancer, chances are you will enjoy longevity.

That’s because these illnesses are by far the biggest killers in the U.S. Just over 43% of Americans die from heart disease or cancer. They take more lives than all other medical conditions combined.[1] 

The ways to prevent heart disease are well known: Keep your weight, blood pressure, and bad cholesterol under control.

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He Meditates Every Day. Here’s What It Did to His Brain.

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a Buddhist monk. He meditates every day. He has done so since his early teens.

Scientists wondered if it had an impact on his brain. So they took MRI scans.

What they found astounded them.

Rinpoche did not have the brain of someone his age. His brain looked almost 10 years younger.

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

The study was published in the journal Neurocase.

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