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The Fruit that Works Better than Statins

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

More Americans take statin drugs than any other prescription medication. 

This is true even though study after study shows these cholesterol-lowering drugs have little benefit for the vast majority of people who take them. And they often cause serious side effects such as memory loss, muscle pain, and diabetes.[i]

Statins are supposed to work by lowering your “bad” LDL cholesterol.

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One Vitamin Keeps You Strong as You Get Older

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

Vitamin D is required for just about all aspects of human health. You need it for bone strength, immunity, insulin regulation, heart health, brain function, and more.[1]

And now a new study shows that the sunshine vitamin may be the key to preserving muscle strength as you get older.

The research was conducted at Trinity College Dublin. The investigators looked at 4,157 people over 60.

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Poison in Your Turmeric

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick1 Comment

The spice turmeric is extremely popular in natural health circles…and justifiably so. The bright yellow-orange curry ingredient is one of the healthiest things you can put in your body.

Since antiquity, it has been used in Asia to treat a wide range of illnesses. 

Modern research confirms that turmeric and its extract, curcumin, are perhaps nature’s most potent anti-inflammatory substances. They have been shown to relieve arthritis pain, fight heart disease, improve cognition, and even treat cancer

But a new study reveals a major problem.

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Study Uncovers the Key to Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

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

If you can avoid heart disease and cancer, you can expect to live a long life. That’s because these two conditions kill more Americans than all other illnesses combined.[1]

Now, a major analysis shows that one nutrient may be the key to preventing both.

The study comes from Edith Cowan University in Australia. It followed the diets of more than 53,000 people for 23 years.

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The Surprising Reason You Should Always Buy Organic Chicken

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

Buying organic food sometimes seems like a leap of faith.

Organic and conventional foods often look the same. And they taste pretty much the same. But buying organic is far more expensive.

We do it because we have faith that foods raised without pesticides, chemical preservatives, hormones, or antibiotics are better for us. 

A new study shows that spending extra for organics is especially justified when it comes to chicken. 

Researchers from the Pennsylvania Department of Health tested 2,500 samples of ground beef, pork chops, and poultry.

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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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