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The Ancient Aztec Secret to Lower Blood Pressure

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

Aztec warriors were known for their bravery, fierceness, and fighting skills. But the people of ancient Mexico prized one quality in their warriors above all others…

Speed.

Not only were fast runners superior fighters, but to maintain their vast empire, the Aztecs needed fast runners to carry messages from one village to another. Running was considered so important that one of the Aztec gods is named Paina, which means “runner.”[1]

In letters to the Spanish crown, Cortez reported that teams of Aztec relay runners could carry information 260 miles in less than a day.

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There’s No Evidence No-Cal Sweeteners Help You Lose Weight

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

For decades, mainstream doctors told us that losing weight was simply a matter of calories…the fewer you ate, the less you would weigh.

So for people battling weight issues, choosing no-cal sweeteners seemed like a no-brainer.

Aspartame (NutraSweet or Equal), Sucralose (Splenda), Saccharin (Sweet ’N Low), and others have zero calories, yet they still have the sweetness many of us crave.

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‘Almost Everybody I Know Is Using It’

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

They call it the Canna Bus.

So many seniors in the retirement community of Laguna Woods, Calif., use cannabis products for various  health conditions that a local marijuana dispensary provides free shuttle bus service for residents.[1]

Shari Horne is one of them. She is mayor of the village. She broke her toes in an accident about a decade ago. “I have plates and pins and screws in my feet,” she said.

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5 Foods We Eat That Are Banned in Europe

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

As Americans, we might be wary about eating certain foods when we travel abroad. We tend to think of our food supply as being safe compared to other countries.

The truth is, the U.S. has less stringent food-safety rules than many other parts of the world.

Lisa Y. Lefferts is a senior scientist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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The Hollywood Depression Cure

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

The middle of winter can be the worst time of the year for people suffering from depression. Shorter days and lack of sun exposure can lead to seasonal affective disorder.

It’s one of the leading causes of mood disorders.

But a new study suggests a simple, drug-free solution to the winter blues—one that will make not only you happier, but Hollywood as well…

Researchers from University College London analyzed data from 2,000 subjects.

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