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Is This the Cure for Autism?

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Gut Health, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Researchers have spent decades studying the brains of autistic children trying to figure out why they have trouble with things like communicating, socializing, and motor function.

Despite extensive research, little progress has been made in finding a cure for autism.

But what if scientists have been looking in the wrong place? What if the problem is not in the heads of autism patients…but in their stomachs?

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Why Brushing Your Teeth Could Save You From Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Regular brushing and flossing can help you keep your teeth into old age. A new study shows it may also help you keep your mental sharpness.

Scientists at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry infected the mouths of mice with P. gingivalis. This is a type of bacteria that causes periodontitis. It’s the most serious form of gum disease.

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Is This the End for Jimmy Carter?

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

Jimmy Carter made an astonishing recovery a few years ago from advanced melanoma that had spread to his brain. He beat terminal cancer by using a new cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment.

But we got the news this week that the ex-president is facing a new health crisis…one for which there is no high-tech solution.

Carter suffered a broken hip. And while that might not seem nearly as serious as cancer that has spread to the brain, the survival statistics are grim.

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Stressed? Take a Nature Pill

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Longevity, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

More than 20 million Americans feel so stressed that they feel they have to take anti-anxiety drugs to help them get through the day.

Xanax (alprazolam) is the most common one. It’s one of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (sometimes called benzos).

Although the opioid epidemic gets most of the headlines, benzos like Xanax are also highly addictive. Overdose deaths involving benzos increased more than sevenfold between 1999 and 2015.

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Doing This One Thing Makes Your Brain Younger

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Everyone knows you can’t turn back the clock, right?

When it comes to your brain, researchers recently discovered that you can.

Dr. Sara Lazar is a neuroscientist. Years ago, she injured herself while training for the Boston Marathon. Her physical therapist suggested she stretch. That led her to take a yoga class.

She took yoga for the physical benefits, but soon noticed positive mental and emotional side effects.

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The Best Arthritis Treatment Is the Opposite of What Mainstream Doctors Recommend

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

For decades, mainstream doctors have had a simple recommendation for patients suffering from osteoarthritis… Rest.

This advice seems to make sense. Resting gives painful, swollen joints a chance to heal, right?

New research shows the opposite is true.

The study was published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Researchers observed cartilage cells on a microscopic level to see what happens during physical activity.

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