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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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All Seniors Need One Thing to Stay Healthy

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

As we get older, almost all of us have aches and pains.

Your hips might hurt when you get out of a chair. Your knees may be stiff when you wake up in the morning. You may feel a twinge in your shoulders when you raise your arms.

All of these things are signs you have osteoarthritis.

In the back of your mind, you wonder if and when it will turn into a full-blown disability that will mean you won’t be able to do the things you love…or even care for yourself and live independently.

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Second Flu Wave Strikes… This Fruit Extract Can Protect You

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

This flu season was shaping up to be short and mild. But then something happened that surprised scientists…

A second viral wave hit.

At a time when the flu season is normally long over, people are still getting sick. This has made it the longest flu season since the government started tracking flu 20 years ago.

Dr. Arnold Monto is a University of Michigan researcher who has studied the flu for 50 years.

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Study: The Blueberry Blood Pressure Solution

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

Blueberries have long been known as a “superfood” because they contain high levels of antioxidants which help prevent heart disease and cancer.

But a new study shows that they lower blood pressure as much as prescription drugs. And the effect is almost instant… They improve blood vessel function right after you eat them.

The research was conducted by a team from King’s College London.

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This Japanese Plant May Hold the Key to Staying Young

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

The Japanese have long believed that a plant called ashitaba is important in supporting health and well-being.

Its name in Japanese means “tomorrow’s leaf.”[i]

The idea is that if you take the herb, you’ll have many tomorrows.

Now, researchers have discovered there’s truth to that. They’ve found that a compound in ashitaba boosts cellular health and prolongs youth.

Our bodies go through a beneficial process called autophagy.

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