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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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Breathing Is Making You Fat

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Health Warning, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you have weight issues, you may have joked that you get heavier merely by looking at food. Of course, that’s impossible.

But a new study shows that simply breathing can actually cause you to pack on weight.[1]

The study was published in the journal Environment International. It found that breathing a certain kind of pollution can trigger obesity.

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Coronavirus: Stay in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ for Better Health

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Scientists call it the “Goldilocks Zone.”

As you might expect, it originated with the old tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

It’s when a dose of something is effective not when it’s too small or when it’s too large…but when it’s just right.

So it is with exercise.

Researchers have found that during outbreaks of viral diseases such as coronavirus, not exercising is harmful.

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The Diet That Keeps You Young

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

Few people talk about frailty as a major disease. But it’s what destroys the quality of life for millions of seniors.

Those affected can no longer live independently or be physically active. Simple tasks like opening a jar or walking up stairs become impossible. They may became painfully thin. Their energy evaporates.

And frailty does not just mean losing your quality of life.

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5 Ways Walking Can Change Your Life

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

There was a time when walking was a standard medical treatment.

In her book Your Brain on Nature, Dr. Eva Selhub of Harvard Medical School notes that health resorts and “sanitariums” sprang up in newly urbanized America during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s.[1]

There, doctors would treat patients with long nature walks. They saw walking as an antidote to sedentary city living. 

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The Hidden Danger of Sunscreen Chemicals

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

Most of us slather sunscreen on our bodies without giving it a second thought. 

We figure we’re being diligent by avoiding sunburn. And after the sunscreen has done its job and we shower it off, it’s gone. 

Except it’s not. 

A new study shows that our bodies absorb alarming amounts of sunscreen chemicals. 

The research was conducted by the FDA. Scientists had 48 healthy volunteers use one of four sunscreen sprays or lotions.

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