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How to Get Out of the Hospital Alive

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

Hospitals have a phrase they use to describe their mistakes. It’s “preventable patient harm.”

That doesn’t sound so terrible.

But here’s what it really means: 

  • A woman underwent genetic testing and was told she was at high risk for developing the type of cancer that killed her mother. So she had preventive surgery. Her breasts, ovaries, and uterus were removed.

Follow-up tests revealed that her doctor had read her genetic test wrong.

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The Supplement That Promotes Weight Loss While Cutting Cholesterol

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

It seems like the Holy Grail of natural health products…

A completely safe supplement that:

  • Promotes weight loss
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Cuts inflammation
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Improves liver health

A new study finds that one probiotic has all those benefits.

In 2007, researchers found that the intestinal bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila were able to slow development of obesity and diabetes in mice. Recently, the same team from Belgium’s Louvain Drug Research Institute wanted to see if A.

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Memory Problems? This Diet Can Help

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

Low-carb diets have become wildly popular in recent years.

Studies show that they help people lose weight better than traditional low-carb, low-fat diets. And low-carb dieters are better able to keep off the weight. 

Now a new study shows that low-carb eating has another benefit. It may keep your mind sharper as you get older.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University enrolled 27 subjects with mild cognitive problems.

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New Scientific Evidence Proves Cannabis Relieves Pain and Insomnia

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Pain Relief, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Many seniors swear by cannabis or CBD for easing chronic pain and insomnia. But up until recently, there was little scientific evidence that cannabis products worked for these conditions.

A major new study changes that.

The study was published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Researchers analyzed a survey of 1,000 people who take medical marijuana.[i]

Of the subjects who took cannabis for pain relief:

  • 80% rated it as “very or extremely helpful.”
  • 82% were able to reduce or stop taking over-the-counter pain medications.
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Soda’s Biggest Health Danger Is Not What You Think

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

By now we all know that soda and other sugary beverages are just about the worst thing you can drink.

Study after study shows that soda—diet or regular—makes you obese. 

But new research shows that getting fat is not the worst health effect. 

The study was published in The BMJ’s Clinical Research Edition. Researchers analyzed health data from 100,000 people. Scientists tracked the participants’ foods, drinks, and medical information for nine years.

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Big Pharma’s Diabetes Lie

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Diabetes, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

A blood sugar test is part of every standard check-up. And if your readings are elevated into a range that classifies you as prediabetic, it’s understandable to be worried. 

Diabetes puts you at high risk for heart attack or stroke. And it makes you prone to a slew of other problems such as neuropathy, blindness, and kidney disease. 

Prediabetes is rampant in the U.S.

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