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One Fruit Juice Lowers Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

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

The average American senior takes more than five prescription drugs.

Among the most common are blood pressure and cholesterol medications.[1]

But new research shows that one type of fruit juice may be as effective as these drugs…without the dangerous side effects that come with hypertension meds and statins.[2]

The study was published in the journal Food Science & Nutrition.

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57% of Older Adults Are Low in One Crucial Vitamin, New Study Finds

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

We generally think of malnutrition as something that happens somewhere else…mostly in impoverished Third World countries.

Most of us living in developed nations have access to all the food we want (maybe too much of it).

On top of that, much what we eat is fortified with vitamins and minerals. And many of us take a multivitamin or other supplements to make sure our bodies get all the nutrition we need.

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8 Organic Foods That Aren’t Worth the Premium Price

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

Long-time Health Watch readers know that we strongly recommend eating organic foods.

But we also recommend common sense.

Organic foods are expensive. And in some cases, the cost isn’t worth the benefits. Here are eight foods whose organic versions aren’t worth the higher price:

  1. Bananas. The thick peel keeps out pesticides.
  2. Fish. It’s meaningless to label fish as organic because there is no official standard for organic seafood.
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One Fruit Can Save You From a Heart Attack

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

If you go to your doctor and discover you have heart disease, chances are that you’ll be given a statin drug to lower your cholesterol.

And you may be prescribed a blood pressure drug and perhaps a blood thinner.

But a new study shows that your doctor may help you more by prescribing a cup of blueberries a day.

A research team fromBritain’s University of East Anglia collaborated with Harvard University.

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6 Foods That Lower Testosterone

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

Men often look for ways to increase their testosterone as they get older.

The male hormone can diminish with age. That leads to weaker muscles, lower energy levels, and flagging libido.

Some men fight the shortage by using supplements that increase testosterone. Exercise can also help. And of course, testosterone medications will raise “low-T.”[1]

But guys might not realize that they can sabotage their efforts by eating certain foods that lower testosterone…

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Every Cancer Patient Should Take This Supplement

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

About three-quarters of American adults are deficient in a crucial nutrient: vitamin D.

Many experts say we don’t get enough vitamin D because of the widespread use of sunscreen and constant warnings about skin cancer from sun exposure.

But the risks of low vitamin D may be worse than those from sunburn. Deficits of the “sunshine vitamin” are linked to heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and low immunity.

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