Stomach Troubles? Never Let Your Doctor Give You This Drug

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

Instant relief.  

If you suffer from heartburn, that’s how you’ll feel the first time you take Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid. These big-selling drugs—called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—stop your stomach from producing acid. 

Without acid, the burning, often-excruciating pain of heartburn goes away. 

Problem solved, right? 

Actually, your problems are just beginning.

Studies have made it clear that the PPIs that many people pop without thinking have serious side effects.

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The ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Myth

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

There is one indicator that doctors look to more than any other to determine if you’re at risk for a heart attack. 

It’s LDL cholesterol. 

For decades, doctors have told us that the best way to prevent heart disease is to keep this so-called “bad” cholesterol low. That’s why, if you have an LDL reading above 150 mg/dL, chances are your doctor will put you on a statin drug to lower your levels.

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Cannabis Relieves Migraines, Study Finds

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

Migraine sufferers sometimes feel like someone tied to the railroad tracks.

They can see the train coming. But there’s nothing they can do to stop it.

Migraine patients often can tell when a headache is coming. They become sensitive to light. Or they get a dull ache on one side of their head.

Shortly after, the pain comes roaring through. It’s so excruciating that work or any other normal activity is impossible.

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Big Pharma’s Fish Oil Takeover

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For years, Big Pharma ignored fish oil. 

And when they weren’t ignoring it, they were disparaging it by saying that statin drugs and other prescription meds were more effective in preventing heart disease. 

But then study after study began showing fish oil’s effectiveness.

Large, high-quality trials showed that fish oil cut the risk of heart attack with few, if any, side effects.

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Is Your Doctor Accidentally Giving You Cancer?

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

X-rays…CT scans…PET scans…mammograms…fluoroscopy…

You’ve had a least some of these medical imaging procedures done to you. And the chances are good that you’ve had them done many times.

Doctors often order imaging tests routinely when trying to diagnose an illness or determine its severity.

We’ve known for a long time that the radiation exposure from these tests raises cancer risk. But doctors routinely warned us that the danger was slight.

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Intermittent Fasting Improves Heart Health

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

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days among people trying to lose weight. And justifiably so. 

Study after study shows it works better than traditional low-calorie diets. Not only does intermittent fasting help people drop weight, but it helps them keep it off. Intermittent fasters are far less prone to regaining lost weight than conventional calorie-cutters.[1]  

Now a new study shows that intermittent fasting’s benefits go beyond weight loss.

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