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5 Best Ways to Lower Inflammation

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cancer, Cognitive Health, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

What’s the biggest health scourge America faces today? 

Heart disease is a good answer. It kills more Americans than anything else. 

Cancer comes in a close second. 

Alzheimer’s is another good guess, especially since there is nothing doctors can do to stop it or even slow it down. 

Diabetes is also terrible and has reached epidemic proportions. Nearly half of American adults now have prediabetes or full-blown diabetes. 

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Keep Aluminum From Destroying Your Brain

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

Aluminum is almost everywhere.

It’s the third most abundant element on the planet (behind only oxygen and silicon). That’s why aluminum is cheap and used in so many products.

Besides being used to make things like airplanes and window frames, it’s also in products that come in direct contact with your body or the food you eat. Aluminum is widely used in food packaging, cookware, cosmetics, antiperspirants, medications such as antacids, and even toothpaste. 

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If Alzheimer’s Runs in Your Family, You Need to Do This

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

There are few things more horrible than watching a loved one die of Alzheimer’s. Each day they lose more of themselves. 

Not only does the disease destroy their memory and intelligence, but it wipes out their personality. It takes away the very essence of who they are. 

Alzheimer’s can run in families. So while watching a blood relative sink into the abyss of the disease, you can’t help but wonder if you’re seeing your own future. 

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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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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? 

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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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