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One Nutrient Protects You (and Your Grandchildren) From Alzheimer’s

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

Watching a parent or grandparent suffer with Alzheimer’s is not only sad…it’s terrifying. That’s because you may be looking at your future.

Alzheimer’s can run in families. So if a relative has it, the chances are greater that dementia is in your future as well.

But now new research shows there may be a way to stop Alzheimer’s from being passed from one generation to the next.

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One Egg a Day Fights Diabetes

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

For decades, mainstream doctors told us we should avoid eggs. They warned that the cholesterol in eggs would clog our arteries, which could trigger a heart attack.

Researchers have now discovered this is nonsense.

Eggs are a rich source of bioactive compounds that have a wide range of beneficial effects on health. And it turns out that dietary cholesterol does not clog arteries.

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The Ancient Aztec Secret to Lower Blood Pressure

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

Aztec warriors were known for their bravery, fierceness, and fighting skills. But the people of ancient Mexico prized one quality in their warriors above all others…

Speed.

Not only were fast runners superior fighters, but to maintain their vast empire, the Aztecs needed fast runners to carry messages from one village to another. Running was considered so important that one of the Aztec gods is named Paina, which means “runner.”[1]

In letters to the Spanish crown, Cortez reported that teams of Aztec relay runners could carry information 260 miles in less than a day.

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There’s No Evidence No-Cal Sweeteners Help You Lose Weight

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

For decades, mainstream doctors told us that losing weight was simply a matter of calories…the fewer you ate, the less you would weigh.

So for people battling weight issues, choosing no-cal sweeteners seemed like a no-brainer.

Aspartame (NutraSweet or Equal), Sucralose (Splenda), Saccharin (Sweet ’N Low), and others have zero calories, yet they still have the sweetness many of us crave.

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5 Foods We Eat That Are Banned in Europe

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

As Americans, we might be wary about eating certain foods when we travel abroad. We tend to think of our food supply as being safe compared to other countries.

The truth is, the U.S. has less stringent food-safety rules than many other parts of the world.

Lisa Y. Lefferts is a senior scientist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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