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The #1 Way to Rid Yourself of a Major Coronavirus Risk Factor

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

By now, most of us know that older people are at greater risk from coronavirus. And so are people who are obese, diabetic, or have lung or heart disease. 

But there’s another risk factor that may be more dangerous than any of these.

Smokers are 14 times more likely to develop pneumonia and get severely sick from COVID-19, according to a study from China[1]

This isn’t surprising when you consider that COVID-19 is primarily a disease of the lungs.

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3 Potential Coronavirus Research Breakthroughs That Could Help End the Pandemic

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

We sit at home and wait. We watch friends, family, and the famous fall ill.

And still we wait.

As coronavirus spreads, the world is impatiently anticipating a medical game changer…something that will reliably cure or prevent COVID-19. Something that will allow us to get back to normal.

Two drugs used to treat malaria and lupus, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, have gotten a lot of media attention as potential COVID-19 treatments.

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Coronavirus Hope: One Vitamin Helps Patients Recover Faster, Study Finds

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

Coronavirus treatment is a race against time.

So many people have gotten sick so quickly that our healthcare system is stretched to the breaking point in many places.

We face a critical shortage of ventilators, hospital beds, and healthcare worker protective gear.

That’s why it is vitally important that doctors figure out a way to get patients to recover faster, so precious medical resources are available to all who need them. 

But coronavirus recovery can be a long, drawn out process.

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The Worst Food for People With High Cholesterol

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

For decades, doctors had one main message for patients with high cholesterol: Stay away from saturated fat. 

Meat, dairy, and eggs, they told us, were the worst things to eat if you want to avoid a heart attack.

This advice was not based on any solid evidence. But it seemed to make sense. If you ate foods high in cholesterol, wouldn’t that cholesterol end up in your arteries?

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Coronavirus: Will Summer Save Us?

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

As winter ends, cases of seasonal flu and colds dwindle. Could the same thing happen with COVID-19?

Viruses surge in winter for three reasons:[1]

  1. Viruses are more stable in cold, dry conditions with low levels of sunlight.
  2. People spend more time together indoors during the colder months. This allows viruses to spread from person to person easier.
  3. Our immune systems may be weakened due to a vitamin D deficiency caused by lack of sunlight.
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The Coronavirus Guide for Getting Food

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

Most of us could survive quarantined in our homes for weeks except for one thing…

We have to eat. 

There’s no way to avoid buying groceries or ordering takeout. For many of us, getting food is our only contact with the world outside our homes.

And that makes it the most likely way we could catch coronavirus. 

Here are seven ways to reduce the risk…

5 Coronavirus Rules for Getting Food

  1. Go to the store as early in the day as possible.
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