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One Simple Strategy Increases Your Chances of Quitting Smoking by 583%

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Big Pharma has all kinds of products to help you quit smoking…

You can try chewing nicotine gum to reduce cravings. You can wear nicotine patches. Or you can try smoking cessation drugs like Chantix (varenicline) or Zyban (bupropion).

The problem is that none of these methods work very well.

A 2016 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that only 19-27% of smokers can successfully quit using nicotine replacement or medications.

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Is This the End for Jimmy Carter?

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Jimmy Carter made an astonishing recovery a few years ago from advanced melanoma that had spread to his brain. He beat terminal cancer by using a new cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment.

But we got the news this week that the ex-president is facing a new health crisis…one for which there is no high-tech solution.

Carter suffered a broken hip. And while that might not seem nearly as serious as cancer that has spread to the brain, the survival statistics are grim.

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Stressed? Take a Nature Pill

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Longevity, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

More than 20 million Americans feel so stressed that they feel they have to take anti-anxiety drugs to help them get through the day.

Xanax (alprazolam) is the most common one. It’s one of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (sometimes called benzos).

Although the opioid epidemic gets most of the headlines, benzos like Xanax are also highly addictive. Overdose deaths involving benzos increased more than sevenfold between 1999 and 2015.

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Common Food Additive Stops the Flu Shot From Working

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Some people seem impervious to the flu. They never get it, even if they don’t get the flu shot.

For others, it’s the opposite. They get the flu despite getting the vaccine.

For years, this variability has been blamed on the unreliability of the flu shot. But a new study shows that another factor may be in play.

It found that a common food additive may stop the flu shot from working.

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Study Uncovers Secret of People Who Lose Weight and Keep It Off

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

As most dieters know, the hardest part is not losing weight. It’s keeping it off.

When your body gets thinner, it goes into starvation mode, ratcheting up your appetite in an effort to make you eat more.

Mainstream doctors have one answer for this problem: willpower.

They urge you to stay disciplined and fight through the hunger pangs.

A new study shows there’s a better way.

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Walnuts Suppress Breast Cancer

In All Health Watch, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Regular Health Watch readers know that tree nuts are a true superfood. We’ve told you about studies showing they fight weight gain, diabetes, brain aging, and more.

Now, new research shows that walnuts may provide an even more important health benefit…they suppress cancer.

The study came from Marshall University. It was based on previous knowledge that eating walnuts lowers breast cancer risk and slows its growth.

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