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Depressed? Constipated? One Supplement Helps Both

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

People suffering from depression often complain of stomach problems. It’s bad enough to suffer dark moods. But the complication of constipation can make it even worse.

Now a new study has found that the two conditions may have the same cause…low serotonin.

The research comes from Columbia University Irving Medical Center. It was led by Dr. Kara Gross Margolis. She explained that the gut “is often called the body’s ‘second brain.’” That’s because it uses many of the same neurotransmitters as the brain.

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Daily Aspirin Guidelines Reversed

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

American doctors have long advised people at risk for a heart attack to take a daily low-dose aspirin.

The idea is that aspirin makes the blood thinner. This prevents clotting, which in turn prevents a heart attack or stroke.

But major new research reveals that daily aspirin hurts more than helps many of the people who take it.[i]

The study was published in the journal JAMA Neurology.

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The Hidden Cause of Your Stomach Troubles

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

Heartburn…bloating…diarrhea…cramps…gas…constipation…pain…

Some 70 million Americans suffer with these digestive problems every day of their lives.[1]

The worst part is that many of them don’t know what causes it. So they can’t find lasting relief.

Now, a new study shows that a common food additive may be to blame.

Researchers from Australia’s University of Sydney investigated the food additive E171. It’s a whitener that’s used in more than 900 processed foods.

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Sunscreen Chemicals Get Into Your Bloodstream… Here’s a Safer Alternative

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Skincare by Garry Messick1 Comment

When we put sunscreen on, most of us figure that it provides an outside layer of protection against UV rays. Then, when we get back inside, we can wash it off.

But new research shows that it’s not that simple.

Scientists recently discovered that sunscreen chemicals penetrate your skin and get into your bloodstream.

The study was published in the JAMA Network.

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Chemical Whiteners Can Damage Your Teeth… Here’s the Safe Way to a Brighter Smile

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

There’s no doubt about it… We love white teeth.

Teeth whitening products are a huge business. They bring in more than $5 billion a year.[i]

But a new study found they come with a downside… They can damage your teeth.

The research was presented at the Experimental Biology 2019 meeting.[ii]

The scientists investigated whitening strips…probably the most popular method of over-the-counter dental whitening.

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Is This the Cure for Autism?

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

Researchers have spent decades studying the brains of autistic children trying to figure out why they have trouble with things like communicating, socializing, and motor function.

Despite extensive research, little progress has been made in finding a cure for autism.

But what if scientists have been looking in the wrong place? What if the problem is not in the heads of autism patients…but in their stomachs?

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