14 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

One in three American adults has high blood pressure. And millions of us take drugs for it.[1]

But blood pressure medications often don’t work well. And the side effects can be nasty. They include headaches, nausea, fatigue, and sexual problems in men.[2]

On top of that, they increase your risk for pancreatic and skin cancers.[3] [4]

You have other options.

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The Antidote to a Failed New Year’s Diet

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

As we head into the New Year, many of us have made resolutions to eat healthier. 

Perhaps we want to lose weight. Or we want to lower our blood pressure or cholesterol. 

But staying on a healthy diet is easier said than done. Perhaps you’ve already fallen off the wagon. If so, you’re not alone.

One study found that 95% of people fail to stay on their diets long enough to make a difference to their health.

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9 Exercise Myths…and What Science Says About Staying in Shape

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

There’s no doubt that exercise is good for your health.

It lowers your blood pressure, helps manage your weight, reduces your risk of cancer, diabetes, and falls. It wards off fatigue and is linked with a longer lifespan.

Most people are aware of all this. Still, misinformation about exercise is rampant.

Let’s take a look at nine common myths…

  1. Eventually, you’ll get too old to exercise.
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Drinking One Type of Coffee Cuts Diabetes Risk by 60%

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

Coffee used to be a guilty pleasure. That’s because for decades, doctors told us it caused heart problems. 

This goes back to a 1946 study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that people who drank lots of coffee had a 300% higher risk of heart disease.[1] 

It turns out the research was nonsense. The scientists didn’t control for smoking.

Back in the day, many people drank coffee while smoking cigarettes.

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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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