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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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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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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Scientists Discover the Best Exercise for Your Brain

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

Researchers have known for years that exercise is one of the best ways to keep your brain strong as you get older. 

Which kind of exercise works best? 

They had no idea…until a recent study was published. 

Scientists from Canada’s McMaster University recruited 64 sedentary people between the ages of 60 and 88. They divided them into three groups.[1]

Each group did one of the following routines, three times a week for 12 weeks:

  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT).
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One Supplement May Hold the Key to Preventing Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Mainstream medicine has no answers for Alzheimer’s.

Five different prescription drugs have been approved to treat the disease. But they are virtually useless. They don’t do anything to stop—or even slow down—the disease. At best, all they do is temporarily make the symptoms less severe.[1]

And prevention? 

Conventional doctors don’t have the first clue, short of telling you to avoid getting concussions.

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Hearing Going? You Need to Do This.

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

When your hearing starts going, it’s more than just a matter of not being able to hear people or needing to turn up the volume on the TV. 

Studies have established that hearing loss affects you in other ways. It is strongly linked to dementia, anxiety, depression, falling, and problems walking.

Now, new research has found a simple way to lower your risk of having these issues.

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