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Is Your Mattress Poisoning You in Your Sleep?

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

Your bed is supposed to be a safe haven. Most of us spend a third of our lives there. Restorative sleep keeps your mind sharp and your body strong. 

But new research shows that many of us are sleeping on a mattress that may be harming our health.

Chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are the problem.

Mattresses have long been known to emit them in gaseous form.

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The Russian Secret for Muscle Gain

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

Maybe Popeye was onto something…

A spinach extract is so powerful in building muscles that it should be banned in athletes, according to researchers. Russian athletes have reportedly been secretly taking it for decades.[1]

The World Anti-Doping Agency asked scientists to investigate ecdysterone. The agency is the group that tries to keep athletes from getting an unfair advantage by using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Memory Problems? This Diet Can Help

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

Low-carb diets have become wildly popular in recent years.

Studies show that they help people lose weight better than traditional low-carb, low-fat diets. And low-carb dieters are better able to keep off the weight. 

Now a new study shows that low-carb eating has another benefit. It may keep your mind sharper as you get older.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University enrolled 27 subjects with mild cognitive problems.

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New Scientific Evidence Proves Cannabis Relieves Pain and Insomnia

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

Many seniors swear by cannabis or CBD for easing chronic pain and insomnia. But up until recently, there was little scientific evidence that cannabis products worked for these conditions.

A major new study changes that.

The study was published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Researchers analyzed a survey of 1,000 people who take medical marijuana.[i]

Of the subjects who took cannabis for pain relief:

  • 80% rated it as “very or extremely helpful.”
  • 82% were able to reduce or stop taking over-the-counter pain medications.
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Simple Way to Make Workouts Easier

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

When you go to the gym these days, it seems that most people are using earbuds or headphones.

Some listen to podcasts. Others favor books on tape. And, of course, many listen to music. 

For years, we’ve been telling you about the advantages of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) over other forms of exercise. And now new research shows that you can make these types of workouts easier and more enjoyable by making the right listening choice…especially if you’re new to exercising.

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Toothpaste Chemical Doubles Osteoporosis Risk

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

It makes absolutely no sense…

In 2016 the FDA banned the chemical triclosan from hand sanitizers. It was found to disrupt hormones and promote antibiotic-resistant “superbug” germs. 

But in a moment of brain-dead bureaucracy, the agency decided that triclosan could continue to be used in toothpastes and mouthwash.

In other words, even though it was too dangerous to put on your hands, it was perfectly fine to put it in your mouth.

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