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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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One Exercise Prevents Falls Better Than All Others

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

Every 11 seconds an American over 65 is treated in an emergency room for a fall. Every 19 minutes, a senior dies from a fall.

Although cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s get more attention, falling is a major killer of older people. Falls are the number one cause of fatal injury in the U.S.[1]

Broken bones from falls are a primary reason that many seniors lose the ability to live independently.

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One Little Seed Holds the Key to a Thinner Body

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Flaxseeds have been big in the natural health world in recent years. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can prevent heart disease. And they are a great source of fiber and help fight inflammation.[1]

New research shows that flaxseeds may also be a powerful weapon against obesity and diabetes.[2]

The study was published in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Alzheimer’s Creeps Into Your Brain in the Dead of Night

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Longevity, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the greatest failures of mainstream medicine. An estimated 5.7 million Americans suffer from it. And by 2050 that number is expected to more than double.[i]

But conventional doctors don’t have a clue about how to treat the disease…or even what causes it.

Now, a new study shows that Alzheimer’s creeps into your brain in the dead of night.

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Deep-Fried Death

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

We’ve always known that fried foods were unhealthy. But we’ve never really known exactly how much damage they did…until now.

A new study quantifies the health damage done by eating fried foods regularly.

Existing evidence makes it clear that fried foods can trigger heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But researchers at the University of Iowa found  a clear link between fried foods and premature death.

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It’s in Your Mouth and it Gives You Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Longevity by Ambar Jones0 Comments

There’s one major reason researchers have made little progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s…

They haven’t been able to find what causes it.

Some studies point to genetics. Others say it may be due to brain injuries or even viruses.

Now, a new paper published in the journal Science Advances shows that Alzheimer’s may come from a completely unexpected source.[i]

Scientists took samples of saliva, spinal fluid, and brain tissue from dead and living people.

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