Sugar Kills…But Not the Way You Think

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

Sugar has become perhaps our biggest dietary villain. It’s linked to virtually all the biggest killers that plague Americans: obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes… The list goes on and on.

Most of us think we know why sugar is harmful: It is packed with empty calories. It makes us fat while providing no nutrition. But new research shows there’s another way sugar damages our bodies and cuts our lives short.

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3 Coronavirus Facemask Myths

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

There’s a health danger that is spreading even faster than the coronavirus.

Misinformation about COVID-19 is rampant.

Hundreds of Facebook posts and YouTube videos have gone viral with claims about the pandemic that have no basis in fact. 

A study published online in BMJ Global Health has attempted to gauge the problem.[1]

The researchers focused on YouTube. They searched the website for the most popular videos having to do with coronavirus and COVID-19.

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6 Ways You’re Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Lungs

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

The coronavirus pandemic has us all thinking more about our lungs. 

What many of us don’t know is that it’s easy to damage your respiratory system without knowing it. Potential lung dangers lurk where you’d least expect it. 

Here are six ways you may be unknowingly hurting your lungs.

Avoid These Stealth Respiratory Dangers During the Pandemic

  1. Vacuuming and sweeping. Running a vacuum along the floor or sweeping kicks up dust.
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3 Personality Traits Stop Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia by Garry Messick0 Comments

Why do some people get Alzheimer’s and others don’t? 

It’s a simple question that researchers are just starting to answer.[i] 

Scientists know that heredity is a major factor. A gene called APOE4 can more than double your risk.[ii]

On the other hand, not having diabetes, high blood pressure, hearing loss, depression, or a history of head injuries can protect you. 

A new study shows there’s something else that may determine whether you are headed for Alzheimer’s.

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96% of People Who Died of Coronavirus In One Study Lacked This Vitamin

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

Months ago, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, we advised you to take vitamin D.  

At the time, because COVID-19 was so new, there were no studies showing that vitamin D was effective against it. But vitamin D had a strong track record against the flu and other viral respiratory illnesses. Therefore, researchers believed it was likely to work against coronavirus as well.

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7 Weird COVID-19 Symptoms You Don’t Know About

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

When the coronavirus outbreak began, we were told that a fever and cough were the two main signs that you were infected. 

But as the pandemic continued, doctors began reporting other symptoms that seemed surprising. Some patients had toe lesions. Others lost their sense of smell. Seniors often had mental issues.

Now, as the U.S. tops 1.5 million COVID-19 cases, doctors are discovering even more symptoms that had not been previously associated with the illness. 

Here are seven surprising signs of COVID-19. 

7 Little-Known Coronavirus Signs

  1. Multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MSIS).
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