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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 Messick1 Comment

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

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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

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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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