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Study Uncovers the Key to Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

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

If you can avoid heart disease and cancer, you can expect to live a long life. That’s because these two conditions kill more Americans than all other illnesses combined.[1]

Now, a major analysis shows that one nutrient may be the key to preventing both.

The study comes from Edith Cowan University in Australia. It followed the diets of more than 53,000 people for 23 years.

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The Surprising Factor That Drives Longevity

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Doctors have known for decades that two major factors lead to a long life: genetics and a healthy lifestyle.

But a new study shows there’s something else that strongly influences how long we will live. 

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine analyzed mental outlook of more than 70,000 people. The scientists followed the subjects for up to 30 years.[1]

The researchers found that optimistic people had 11-15% longer lifespans.

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Scientists: One Strange Fruit Slows Aging

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Getting older isn’t all bad…

Most of us become more financially secure as the years go by.

And retirement means getting to spend more time doing the things we like to do rather than things we have to do.

The downside is what happens to our bodies. We get weaker, slower, and sicker.

But there’s nothing you can do about that, aside from the usual advice about eating right and exercising, right?

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What Happens When You Skip Breakfast? 2,000 Death Records Reveal the Answer

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

You’ve heard it before…

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Eating breakfast is linked to lower body weight, better cognitive performance, and healthier blood sugar levels.[i]

But it turns out that an early meal has an even more important benefit.[ii]

A new study shows that people who skip breakfast have a much higher risk of dying of heart disease.

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Stressed? Take a Nature Pill

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

More than 20 million Americans feel so stressed that they feel they have to take anti-anxiety drugs to help them get through the day.

Xanax (alprazolam) is the most common one. It’s one of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (sometimes called benzos).

Although the opioid epidemic gets most of the headlines, benzos like Xanax are also highly addictive. Overdose deaths involving benzos increased more than sevenfold between 1999 and 2015.

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5-Minute Breathing Trick Lowers Blood Pressure, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick1 Comment

Exercise has long been one of the go-to natural remedies for high blood pressure. Typically, people with hypertension are told to do cardio…the more, the better.

The problem is that the results are usually modest. You might get a couple of points lower. Some people don’t get any drop at all.

Now, a new study has found an exercise that is far more effective than cardio.

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