Can’t Sleep? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

We all know the frustration that comes with not being able to fall asleep. 

You lie awake, tossing and turning, your mind racing. You know you’ll be miserable the next day because you’ll be exhausted and unproductive.

This thought feeds your anxiety, making it even more difficult to fall asleep. 

It’s a vicious cycle. 

Here’s something that might break the cycle.

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The Simple Secret to Living Longer

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here comes the New Year, with hordes of folks looking for ways to become healthier.

Some of us will resolve to exercise more. Others will go on diets. Or we’ll cut out guilty pleasures like fast food. 

Most of us will fail miserably.

One study found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions die by mid-February.[1]

New research shows there’s a better way.

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Your Stomach Can Make You Stupid

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

When it comes to body fat, location counts. 

Each year brings new evidence that fat in and around the abdomen is more dangerous than extra pounds on other parts of your body. 

Researchers have found that people with belly fat are more likely to suffer heart disease, asthma, diabetes, breast cancer, and colon cancer.[1]

Now, a new study finds that belly fat damages your health in another, surprising, way.

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Playing Cards, Board Games Prevents Cognitive Decline

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

Computer brain-training games have soared in popularity in recent years as seniors look for ways to stay mentally sharp and prevent Alzheimer’s.

Lumosity, FitBrains, Elevate, and CogniFit are among the most popular of the cutting-edge digital mind exercisers.[1] 

But what about “old school” games such as cards, bingo, Scrabble, and chess?

Do they have the same brain health benefits as computer games? 

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K.

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Fish Oil is More Effective Than ADHD Drugs

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Big Pharma makes a fortune from ADHD. The number of adults taking drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder has skyrocketed by 53% in just four years.

More than 4.8 million adults now take ADHD medications.

Millions of children take the drugs, too—even those not much older than babies. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 10,000 American toddlers are taking ADHD drugs like Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall (amphetamine).

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The Secret of the ‘Island Where People Forget to Die’

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

On the Greek island of Ikaria, a bigger percentage of the residents live past 90 than anywhere else in the world.

Many live well past 100.

That’s why it’s known as the “Island where people forget to die.” 

The old folks on Ikaria aren’t frail and feeble. If you visit the island, you’ll see centenarians riding bikes, hiking, and bragging about their love lives.

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