Can’t Sleep? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

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

We all know the frustration that comes with not being able to fall asleep. 

You lie awake, tossing and turning, your mind racing. You know you’ll be miserable the next day because you’ll be exhausted and unproductive.

This thought feeds your anxiety, making it even more difficult to fall asleep. 

It’s a vicious cycle. 

Here’s something that might break the cycle.

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Slash Your Risk for 7 Types of Cancer

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

Why do you exercise?

Chances are it’s for one or all of these reasons:

  • It helps you stay thinner.
  • You feel better after you do it.
  • It helps prevent heart disease and diabetes.
  • It helps you sleep better. 
  • You enjoy doing the activity.

A new study shows that working out has another, perhaps unexpected benefit. It lowers the risk for seven types of cancers. 

The research was a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Harvard T.H.

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9 Exercise Myths…and What Science Says About Staying in Shape

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

There’s no doubt that exercise is good for your health.

It lowers your blood pressure, helps manage your weight, reduces your risk of cancer, diabetes, and falls. It wards off fatigue and is linked with a longer lifespan.

Most people are aware of all this. Still, misinformation about exercise is rampant.

Let’s take a look at nine common myths…

  1. Eventually, you’ll get too old to exercise.
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Drinking One Type of Coffee Cuts Diabetes Risk by 60%

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

Coffee used to be a guilty pleasure. That’s because for decades, doctors told us it caused heart problems. 

This goes back to a 1946 study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that people who drank lots of coffee had a 300% higher risk of heart disease.[1] 

It turns out the research was nonsense. The scientists didn’t control for smoking.

Back in the day, many people drank coffee while smoking cigarettes.

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The Simple Secret to Living Longer

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here comes the New Year, with hordes of folks looking for ways to become healthier.

Some of us will resolve to exercise more. Others will go on diets. Or we’ll cut out guilty pleasures like fast food. 

Most of us will fail miserably.

One study found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions die by mid-February.[1]

New research shows there’s a better way.

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The Surprising Natural Hay Fever Solution

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

Probiotics are all the rage right now in the natural health world. For good reason. 

Many studies show they improve digestion. The good bacteria they provide can treat constipation, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and other common stomach conditions.[1]

Probiotics are also linked to better immunity and mental health. 

Now, a new study shows that probiotic supplements have another surprising benefit.

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