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Breathing Is Making You Fat

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

If you have weight issues, you may have joked that you get heavier merely by looking at food. Of course, that’s impossible.

But a new study shows that simply breathing can actually cause you to pack on weight.[1]

The study was published in the journal Environment International. It found that breathing a certain kind of pollution can trigger obesity.

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Coronavirus: Supplements Are an Important Weapon, Study Finds

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

The news from the labs has not been good…

Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug once thought to be the best hope for a coronavirus treatment, was found to have serious drawbacks.

A study using 368 Veterans Affairs patients showed that using hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 sufferers didn’t reduce the need for ventilators. And it was associated with higher risk of death.[1]

Another study found hydroxychloroquine led to potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms in coronavirus patients.

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Takeout Food Is Safe…If You Do This

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

The coronavirus crisis has left us with two food options: We can cook at home or we can order prepared takeout/delivery food. 

But is the second option safe? What if the restaurant cook has the virus? Could it be passed on to us?

Professor Don Schaffner specializes in microbial risk assessment at Rutgers University. He ordered Thai takeout recently. And he intends to continue to do it throughout the pandemic. 

Professor Schaffner says it’s safe to eat food prepared at restaurants “if you take the proper precautions.”

He agrees with the FDA that coronavirus cannot be transmitted through food—takeout or otherwise.

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Coronavirus Hope: One Vitamin Helps Patients Recover Faster, Study Finds

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

Coronavirus treatment is a race against time.

So many people have gotten sick so quickly that our healthcare system is stretched to the breaking point in many places.

We face a critical shortage of ventilators, hospital beds, and healthcare worker protective gear.

That’s why it is vitally important that doctors figure out a way to get patients to recover faster, so precious medical resources are available to all who need them. 

But coronavirus recovery can be a long, drawn out process.

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The Worst Food for People With High Cholesterol

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

For decades, doctors had one main message for patients with high cholesterol: Stay away from saturated fat. 

Meat, dairy, and eggs, they told us, were the worst things to eat if you want to avoid a heart attack.

This advice was not based on any solid evidence. But it seemed to make sense. If you ate foods high in cholesterol, wouldn’t that cholesterol end up in your arteries?

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The Coronavirus Guide for Getting Food

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

Most of us could survive quarantined in our homes for weeks except for one thing…

We have to eat. 

There’s no way to avoid buying groceries or ordering takeout. For many of us, getting food is our only contact with the world outside our homes.

And that makes it the most likely way we could catch coronavirus. 

Here are seven ways to reduce the risk…

5 Coronavirus Rules for Getting Food

  1. Go to the store as early in the day as possible.
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