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One Food Protects Your Brain From Air Pollution

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Air pollution is an underrated killer.

Most of us don’t think of it as a major threat to our health. But it’s linked to heart disease, cancer, strokes, cognitive problems, lung disease, and diabetes.

It’s responsible for 107,000 American deaths a year, according to a University of Minnesota study. That’s more people than die in car accidents.[1]

Another recent study found that even if you’ve never lit a cigarette in your life, your lungs may be as badly damaged as someone who has smoked a pack a day for 29 years if you live in one of six major U.S.

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A New Way Sugar Is Terrible for You

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

There are good reasons nutritionists consider sugar public enemy number one.

Gary Taubes, author of the best-selling exposé The Case Against Sugar, says the sweet substance is nothing less than a toxin.

And science backs him up.

Studies link sugar consumption to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.[1]

Now, new research has found yet another way sugar is terrible for you.

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Coronavirus: Two New Alarming Facts

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

Amid all the sickness, death, and job losses, there were two pieces of information that provided some comfort in the early days of the coronavirus.

Initial statistics showed that serious cases were largely confined to people over 65. Younger people, it seemed, had little risk.

And if you did get COVID-19, once you recovered, it seemed your life would go on as normal.

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Big Fat Heart Lie Exposed

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

We’ve been fighting the wrong enemy.

In the war against America’s biggest killer, heart disease, doctors told us for decades that we needed to cut saturated fat.

This, it turns out, is nonsense spawned by bad science.

One of the worst offenders is the 1969 Los Angeles VA Study.[i]

It looked at 850 elderly veterans who were divided into two groups.

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Heartburn Drugs Increase Coronavirus Risk, Study Finds

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

Nature gave us stomach acid for a reason.

It helps our digestive system break down food and absorb nutrients. And it protects against germs.

When we eat something containing a virus or bacteria, our stomach acid kills it, stopping an infection before it starts.

But millions of Americans don’t have this protection.

Forty percent of older adults take heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that suppress stomach acid production.

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5 Healthy Habits That Prevent Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

Five behaviors lower your chances of Alzheimer’s disease. The more of them you follow, the lower your risk.

That’s the finding of major new study that was published in the journal Neurology.

The researchers analyzed lifestyle data from 2,765 older people. None had Alzheimer’s at the start of the study. After six years, 608 developed the disease.[1]

The researchers found these five healthy behaviors lowered Alzheimer’s risk:

  • A Mediterranean diet.
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