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Big Pharma’s Biggest Crime

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here’s a hard truth about the pharmaceutical industry… Drug addicts make the best customers.

Unless they want to go through withdrawal, addicts must buy drugs. So Big Pharma actually has a financial incentive to foster drug dependency in its customers. 

Lest you think they are above that, take a look at the current opioid crisis in the U.S. About 2.1 million Americans have become addicted to painkillers that drug companies claimed were perfectly safe.

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1,000 Steps Does This to Your Body

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Ambar Jones0 Comments

Professor Neil Alexander of the University of Leeds was a world-renowned pioneer in the study of biomechanics. This is the science of how living things move.

He noted that humans are the only mammals who walk on two legs (some apes do it for short periods of time).[1] [2] [3]

“Walking,” he said, “is the exercise man is naturally meant to do.”

The earliest doctors recognized this.

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Natural Relief for Artery Disease

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

People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) face a life-threatening dilemma. 

PAD causes artery blockages in the legs. This can lead to severe pain while walking. 

But guess what the most effective treatment for PAD is? 

That’s right…walking. 

When PAD patients stop walking because of the pain, their condition gets worse. They already have a high risk for heart disease. But without exercise, their chance of having a heart attack or a stroke becomes even greater.

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The Best Exercise for Everyone Over 50

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Why do you exercise?

If you do it to lose weight, you’re probably wasting your time. 

That’s because studies show little or no link between exercise and meaningful, long-term weight loss.

What you eat has far more impact on your body weight.

But that doesn’t mean exercise doesn’t improve your health. And the type of workout that gives you the most benefit is resistance training.

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The Better-Than-Coffee Morning Booster

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you’re like many people, you down a cup or two of coffee in the morning to clear mental fogginess and give your brain a jumpstart.

And science says it works.

Studies show the caffeine in coffee boosts cognition and helps your memory. That might be why the World Health Organization calls it “one of the most widely used psychoactive substances.”[1]

Coffee is beneficial in other ways as well.

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5 Best Ways to Lower Inflammation

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

What’s the biggest health scourge America faces today? 

Heart disease is a good answer. It kills more Americans than anything else. 

Cancer comes in a close second. 

Alzheimer’s is another good guess, especially since there is nothing doctors can do to stop it or even slow it down. 

Diabetes is also terrible and has reached epidemic proportions. Nearly half of American adults now have prediabetes or full-blown diabetes. 

The truth is, there’s one health condition that is far worse than any of these.

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