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The Full-Fat Dairy Myth Debunked

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

For decades, mainstream doctors warned us to stay away from fatty dairy products. Butter, whole milk, and cheese would clog our arteries, they said.

So those of us worried about heart disease opted for skim milk, if we drank milk at all. And we chose other low-fat dairy products whenever possible.

In recent years, researchers have started to question this conventional “wisdom.”

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Sugar Kills…But Not the Way You Think

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick2 Comments

Sugar has become perhaps our biggest dietary villain. It’s linked to virtually all the biggest killers that plague Americans: obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes… The list goes on and on.

Most of us think we know why sugar is harmful: It is packed with empty calories. It makes us fat while providing no nutrition. But new research shows there’s another way sugar damages our bodies and cuts our lives short.

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The Worst Food for People With High Cholesterol

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

For decades, doctors had one main message for patients with high cholesterol: Stay away from saturated fat. 

Meat, dairy, and eggs, they told us, were the worst things to eat if you want to avoid a heart attack.

This advice was not based on any solid evidence. But it seemed to make sense. If you ate foods high in cholesterol, wouldn’t that cholesterol end up in your arteries?

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The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Myth

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

We all know that olive oil is good for us. Especially the more expensive extra virgin kind. 

Studies have found that it leads to healthy aging, prevents heart disease, wards off Alzheimer’s, cuts the risk of diabetes, fights arthritis, and contributes to a healthy body weight.[1]

Despite extra virgin olive oil’s status as a superfood, it has always had one drawback.

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1,000 Steps Does This to Your Body

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Ambar Jones0 Comments

Professor Neil Alexander of the University of Leeds was a world-renowned pioneer in the study of biomechanics. This is the science of how living things move.

He noted that humans are the only mammals who walk on two legs (some apes do it for short periods of time).[1] [2] [3]

“Walking,” he said, “is the exercise man is naturally meant to do.”

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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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