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6 Foods That Lower Testosterone

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

Men often look for ways to increase their testosterone as they get older.

The male hormone can diminish with age. That leads to weaker muscles, lower energy levels, and flagging libido.

Some men fight the shortage by using supplements that increase testosterone. Exercise can also help. And of course, testosterone medications will raise “low-T.”[1]

But guys might not realize that they can sabotage their efforts by eating certain foods that lower testosterone…

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Puzzles Make Your Brain 8 Years Younger, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

The idea that puzzles can slow brain aging is controversial.

Some neurologists strongly recommend puzzles like crosswords and sudoku as a way to keep your mind sharp into old age. Others say they don’t help your brain do anything better…other than puzzles.

But major new research shows that crossword and sudoku puzzles are extremely effective in preserving mental sharpness.

The two studies were published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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Sunscreen Chemicals Get Into Your Bloodstream… Here’s a Safer Alternative

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Skincare by Garry Messick1 Comment

When we put sunscreen on, most of us figure that it provides an outside layer of protection against UV rays. Then, when we get back inside, we can wash it off.

But new research shows that it’s not that simple.

Scientists recently discovered that sunscreen chemicals penetrate your skin and get into your bloodstream.

The study was published in the JAMA Network.

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What Happens When You Skip Breakfast? 2,000 Death Records Reveal the Answer

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

You’ve heard it before…

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Eating breakfast is linked to lower body weight, better cognitive performance, and healthier blood sugar levels.[i]

But it turns out that an early meal has an even more important benefit.[ii]

A new study shows that people who skip breakfast have a much higher risk of dying of heart disease.

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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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