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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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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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Doing This One Thing Makes Your Brain Younger

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Everyone knows you can’t turn back the clock, right?

When it comes to your brain, researchers recently discovered that you can.

Dr. Sara Lazar is a neuroscientist. Years ago, she injured herself while training for the Boston Marathon. Her physical therapist suggested she stretch. That led her to take a yoga class.

She took yoga for the physical benefits, but soon noticed positive mental and emotional side effects.

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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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Yes, You Can Grow More Brain Cells

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You’ve probably heard this scientific “fact”: You cannot grow new brain cells. Once they die because of injury, disease, or age, brain cells are lost forever.

It’s a depressing thought.

Fortunately, it’s completely wrong.

In 1999, scientists confirmed that adult human neurogenesis is possible. Neurogenesis is the creation of new neurons or brain cells.[1]  

This discovery had a profound effect on the field of neurology.

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