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7 Things You Should Throw Away Immediately

In All Health Watch, Breast Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Immune Health, Sexual Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

“Waste not, want not” are wise words…but there are times when you shouldn’t follow them.  

If you hang on to certain items for too long, they can harm your health.

Here are seven things that you should toss before they hurt you:

1. Old sneakers. Paul Langer is a podiatrist and a clinical professor at the University of Minnesota. He points out that the cushioning on athletic shoes deteriorates quickly.

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Men’s Beards Have More Germs Than Dog Fur

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Immune Health, Men's Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Beards are fashionable these days, but there’s stuff lurking in them that can make you sick, a new study found.

The study was published in the journal European Radiology. Researchers took samples from the beards of men and the fur of dogs. They were looking for any dangerous bacteria. They wanted to see if it was safe for people to use the same MRI scanners that dogs are sometimes scanned in.

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Yes, Your ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Can Be Too Low

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Big Pharma, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Mainstream doctors have one message when it comes to “bad” LDL cholesterol: The lower, the better.

That’s why they pump you full of statins, hoping to decrease your LDL readings as low as they possibly can.

But new research shows they may be doing grave damage to your health.

The study was published in the journal Neurology. Scientists looked at the medical records of 27,937 subjects who were enrolled in the Women’s Health Study.

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One Simple Strategy Increases Your Chances of Quitting Smoking by 583%

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

Big Pharma has all kinds of products to help you quit smoking…

You can try chewing nicotine gum to reduce cravings. You can wear nicotine patches. Or you can try smoking cessation drugs like Chantix (varenicline) or Zyban (bupropion).

The problem is that none of these methods work very well.

A 2016 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that only 19-27% of smokers can successfully quit using nicotine replacement or medications.

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Why Brushing Your Teeth Could Save You From Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Regular brushing and flossing can help you keep your teeth into old age. A new study shows it may also help you keep your mental sharpness.

Scientists at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry infected the mouths of mice with P. gingivalis. This is a type of bacteria that causes periodontitis. It’s the most serious form of gum disease.

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Is This the End for Jimmy Carter?

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

Jimmy Carter made an astonishing recovery a few years ago from advanced melanoma that had spread to his brain. He beat terminal cancer by using a new cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment.

But we got the news this week that the ex-president is facing a new health crisis…one for which there is no high-tech solution.

Carter suffered a broken hip. And while that might not seem nearly as serious as cancer that has spread to the brain, the survival statistics are grim.

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