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You Consume a Credit Card’s Worth of Plastic Every Week. Here’s What It’s Doing to Your Body.

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

When bodies are donated for medical research, scientists closely examine the cadavers. Lately, what they’ve been finding is disturbing. 

Professor Rolf Halden is an Arizona State University researcher. He and his colleagues are finding tiny bits of plastic throughout the bodies they look at. It is concentrated in the liver, kidneys, lungs, and spleen, but it’s in other organs as well.

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Daily Aspirin Raises Seniors’ Cancer Risk, Study Finds

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

At first glance, it makes sense to take a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease.

Aspirin thins the blood. This should reduce your risk of a blood clot that could lead to a stroke or heart attack.

But this benefit comes at a high price.

A study in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that daily aspirin reduces risk of a heart attack or stroke by 17%.

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Coronavirus: The Most Dangerous Public Place

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

These days, risk assessment is a calculation all of us make every time we go out the front door.

Wherever we are headed, we think about the chances that we may be exposed to the coronavirus.

But not even experts can tell us with any certainty which public places are safe and which are not. A new study reveals one place you should absolutely avoid if you possibly can.

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The Natural Solution to Chronic Dizziness

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

Chronic dizziness is a common condition that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

Dizziness, or vertigo, strikes up to 56% of Americans at some time in their lives. And it makes normal living impossible.[1]

Victims may find it difficult to keep their balance, making it dangerous to drive or even walk. Patients often can’t work.

Recent research found that dizziness that occurs right after a person stands, increases the chances of dementia.

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New Natural Mosquito Repellent Works Better Than DEET

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

Americans used to think of mosquitoes and other bugs as mere pests. The itchy bites were annoying, but nothing that could cause any real damage to our health.

Those days are over.

Mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas in the U.S.—as in many other parts of the world—have become major carriers of serious diseases. Zika, West Nile, Lyme disease, Dengue, Chikungunya, and the plague are now well established on our shores.

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The Great Statin Myth

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cholesterol, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

The number one most-prescribed drug in America is atorvastatin (Lipitor). More than 21 million people in the U.S. take it to lower their LDL cholesterol.

Nearly 15 million more take other statins such as simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and lovastatin (Mevacor).[1]

With these kind of numbers, you’d think there would be clear and convincing evidence that the drugs worked.

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