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A New Way Sugar Is Terrible for You

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

There are good reasons nutritionists consider sugar public enemy number one.

Gary Taubes, author of the best-selling exposé The Case Against Sugar, says the sweet substance is nothing less than a toxin.

And science backs him up.

Studies link sugar consumption to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.[1]

Now, new research has found yet another way sugar is terrible for you.

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Coronavirus: Two New Alarming Facts

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

Amid all the sickness, death, and job losses, there were two pieces of information that provided some comfort in the early days of the coronavirus.

Initial statistics showed that serious cases were largely confined to people over 65. Younger people, it seemed, had little risk.

And if you did get COVID-19, once you recovered, it seemed your life would go on as normal.

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Big Fat Heart Lie Exposed

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

We’ve been fighting the wrong enemy.

In the war against America’s biggest killer, heart disease, doctors told us for decades that we needed to cut saturated fat.

This, it turns out, is nonsense spawned by bad science.

One of the worst offenders is the 1969 Los Angeles VA Study.[i]

It looked at 850 elderly veterans who were divided into two groups.

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Heartburn Drugs Increase Coronavirus Risk, Study Finds

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

Nature gave us stomach acid for a reason.

It helps our digestive system break down food and absorb nutrients. And it protects against germs.

When we eat something containing a virus or bacteria, our stomach acid kills it, stopping an infection before it starts.

But millions of Americans don’t have this protection.

Forty percent of older adults take heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that suppress stomach acid production.

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5 Healthy Habits That Prevent Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

Five behaviors lower your chances of Alzheimer’s disease. The more of them you follow, the lower your risk.

That’s the finding of major new study that was published in the journal Neurology.

The researchers analyzed lifestyle data from 2,765 older people. None had Alzheimer’s at the start of the study. After six years, 608 developed the disease.[1]

The researchers found these five healthy behaviors lowered Alzheimer’s risk:

  • A Mediterranean diet.
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The Secret of People Who Are Doing Great During the Pandemic

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s entirely reasonable during the coronavirus crisis to feel stressed, anxious, lonely, and depressed. Yet, despite the circumstances, some people are doing just fine.

They are able to go about their lives and be happy, feeling gratitude for what they have, love for others, and joy in the small things.

How do they do it?

University of North Carolina scientists set out to find the secret of people who have been able to adjust to the pandemic.

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