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The Path to a Longer Life Is Clear…

In All Health Watch by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you can avoid heart disease and cancer, chances are you will enjoy longevity.

That’s because these illnesses are by far the biggest killers in the U.S. Just over 43% of Americans die from heart disease or cancer. They take more lives than all other medical conditions combined.[1] 

The ways to prevent heart disease are well known: Keep your weight, blood pressure, and bad cholesterol under control.

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Meditation Linked to 51% Reduction in Heart Disease

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

For centuries, meditation has been used to treat mental conditions. It has been shown to reduce stress, slow brain aging, and even restore memory loss.

Now a new study shows that the ancient technique has powerful effects not only on your brain, but your body as well. Specifically, meditation is linked to a dramatic reduction in heart disease and the factors that contribute to it.

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CBD May Help Lungs Resist COVID Destruction, Study Finds

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CBD may help the lungs resist the devastating effects of COVID-19, a new study has found.

“Our laboratory studies indicate pure CBD can help the lungs recover from the overwhelming inflammation, or cytokine storm, caused by the COVID-19 virus, and restore healthier oxygen levels in the body,” said Dr. Jack Yu. He is co-author of the research, which was published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

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Why Coffee Is Better Than Energy Drinks

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

Drinking coffee has gone from a vice to a virtue.

Once seen as harmful to health, nutritional researchers now view coffee as a true superfood. Studies show it helps with weight loss, prevents diabetes, reduces artery calcification that leads to heart attacks, lowers Alzheimer’s risk, and improves cognition and mood.

Most of the research links coffee’s health effects to caffeine.

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Why Flossing Is More Important than Ever

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

Many dentists’ offices have started to reopen. However, wary patients are staying away.

They rightly fear that sitting with their mouths wide open for long stretches is not a risk worth taking as the coronavirus continues to rampage through the country. Many of us have decided to skip checkups and routine cleanings for now.

The American Dental Association reports that patient volume is less than 60% of what it was before the pandemic.

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Why More Coronavirus ICU Patients Are Making It Out Alive

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

In the early days of the pandemic, most COVID-19 patients who went into intensive care units did not come out alive.

About 60% of them died.

But a new study shows that by the end of May, things got better. ICU mortality for coronavirus fell to 42%.

That may not seem like much improvement. But it translates to tens of thousands of lives saved.

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