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He Ate Nothing but Junk Food. Here’s What Happened.

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

He couldn’t stand most kinds of meat. He never ate fruit. And vegetables? Forget about it. 

The teenager ate nothing but French fries, Pringles potato chips, white bread, and processed ham and sausage. He took the Western diet to its extreme.  

The result? He suffered a severe deficiency that caused him to go blind. 

The tragic case is the subject of a case study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Why Einstein Walked to Work

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

It was a familiar sight around Princeton University… The man with the world’s most powerful brain was walking on the side of the road. 

People in cars would often stop and ask if he wanted a ride.

But Albert Einstein always refused. He insisted that the daily mile-and-a-half walk from his home to his university office was crucial to his thinking skills.

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Liquid Death

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

Just about every health-conscious person knows that soda is bad for you.

But what is surprising is just how bad.

In recent years, studies have found that sweetened, carbonated drinks drive obesity, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even lung disease.

But an exhaustive new analysis shows that the dangers may be far worse than anybody suspected.

Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer looked at 451,000 people.

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Protect Yourself from Heart Disease While You Sleep

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

Heart health has never been easy. The most proven methods are things that few people look forward to…strenuous exercise and drastic diet changes. 

But a new study reveals the lazy man’s way to heart attack prevention.

Researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland tracked 3,462 people for five years. They found that those who napped once or twice a week had a 48% lower chance of heart attack, stroke, or heart failure.

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The Great Plastic Water Bottle Scam

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

For years, we were told that BPA (bisphenol A) was the harmful ingredient in plastic bottles.

BPA and its chemical cousins, BPS (bisphenol S) and BPF (bisphenol F), are linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hormone problems, and migraines.[1]

Get rid of BPA, and plastic food and beverage containers would be perfectly safe, the plastics industry and the FDA said.

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Here’s What Happens When You Read Every Day

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

People read for all kinds of reasons.

We pick up a newspaper because we want to stay informed. We look at a magazine to be entertained. Or we read a book to get knowledge and insights we can’t get anywhere else. 

But studies show that reading has other benefits that are less obvious but just as profound: 

  • Sharper mind. Regular reading increases your vocabulary.
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