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The Simple Secret to Living Longer

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here comes the New Year, with hordes of folks looking for ways to become healthier.

Some of us will resolve to exercise more. Others will go on diets. Or we’ll cut out guilty pleasures like fast food. 

Most of us will fail miserably.

One study found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions die by mid-February.[1]

New research shows there’s a better way.… Read More

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Your Stomach Can Make You Stupid

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

When it comes to body fat, location counts. 

Each year brings new evidence that fat in and around the abdomen is more dangerous than extra pounds on other parts of your body. 

Researchers have found that people with belly fat are more likely to suffer heart disease, asthma, diabetes, breast cancer, and colon cancer.[1]

Now, a new study finds that belly fat damages your health in another, surprising, way.… Read More

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The Big Artificial Sweetener Lie

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

If you ask most people why they use artificial sweeteners, they’ll give you one of two answers…

They’ll tell you they use them to lose weight. 

Or they’ll say they use them because they are worried about diabetes.

What they don’t know is this…

Artificial sweeteners make you fatter, not thinner. And as a result, they raise, instead of lower, your risk of type 2 diabetes. … Read More

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To Lose Weight, Use the Clock, Not the Scale

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

There’s one device you’ll find in the home of almost every dieter…a scale.

But what if a clock did a better job promoting weight loss than a scale??

New research shows that it does. 

The study was published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Scientists had 19 overweight, prediabetic people do all their daily eating during a span of just over 10 hours.… Read More

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The Superfood You Already Eat (But Need More Of)

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Health websites are full of information about “superfoods.”

Often they come from strange plants grown in exotic places. Goji berries from China, maca root from the Andes Mountains, and spirulina from Mexico are three examples. 

But the most powerful superfood is one that you are familiar with.

You probably eat it regularly. But recent studies show that more is better.

Researchers have found that it prevents heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and extends lifespan. … Read More

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6 Best Exercises for People With ‘Fat Genes’

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

It’s not easy to fight genetics. Especially when it comes to body weight. 

If your grandparents, parents, and siblings are obese, is there any chance that you can maintain a healthy weight?

A new study provides hope. It shows how you may be able to overcome “fat genes.” 

The research was published in the journal PLOS Genetics. Researchers analyzed data from 18,424 people, looking at how their exercise habits affected their genetic predispositions to obesity.… Read More