14 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

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

One in three American adults has high blood pressure. And millions of us take drugs for it.[1]

But blood pressure medications often don’t work well. And the side effects can be nasty. They include headaches, nausea, fatigue, and sexual problems in men.[2]

On top of that, they increase your risk for pancreatic and skin cancers.[3] [4]

You have other options.

Read More

Can’t Sleep? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

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

We all know the frustration that comes with not being able to fall asleep. 

You lie awake, tossing and turning, your mind racing. You know you’ll be miserable the next day because you’ll be exhausted and unproductive.

This thought feeds your anxiety, making it even more difficult to fall asleep. 

It’s a vicious cycle. 

Here’s something that might break the cycle.

Read More

The Antidote to a Failed New Year’s Diet

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

As we head into the New Year, many of us have made resolutions to eat healthier. 

Perhaps we want to lose weight. Or we want to lower our blood pressure or cholesterol. 

But staying on a healthy diet is easier said than done. Perhaps you’ve already fallen off the wagon. If so, you’re not alone.

One study found that 95% of people fail to stay on their diets long enough to make a difference to their health.

Read More

Slash Your Risk for 7 Types of Cancer

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

Why do you exercise?

Chances are it’s for one or all of these reasons:

  • It helps you stay thinner.
  • You feel better after you do it.
  • It helps prevent heart disease and diabetes.
  • It helps you sleep better. 
  • You enjoy doing the activity.

A new study shows that working out has another, perhaps unexpected benefit. It lowers the risk for seven types of cancers. 

The research was a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Harvard T.H.

Read More

9 Exercise Myths…and What Science Says About Staying in Shape

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

There’s no doubt that exercise is good for your health.

It lowers your blood pressure, helps manage your weight, reduces your risk of cancer, diabetes, and falls. It wards off fatigue and is linked with a longer lifespan.

Most people are aware of all this. Still, misinformation about exercise is rampant.

Let’s take a look at nine common myths…

  1. Eventually, you’ll get too old to exercise.
Read More

Drinking One Type of Coffee Cuts Diabetes Risk by 60%

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

Coffee used to be a guilty pleasure. That’s because for decades, doctors told us it caused heart problems. 

This goes back to a 1946 study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that people who drank lots of coffee had a 300% higher risk of heart disease.[1] 

It turns out the research was nonsense. The scientists didn’t control for smoking.

Back in the day, many people drank coffee while smoking cigarettes.

Read More