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.

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The Simple Secret to Living Longer

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here comes the New Year, with hordes of folks looking for ways to become healthier.

Some of us will resolve to exercise more. Others will go on diets. Or we’ll cut out guilty pleasures like fast food. 

Most of us will fail miserably.

One study found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions die by mid-February.[1]

New research shows there’s a better way.

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Do You Know the 5 Signs of a Heart Attack?

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

You suddenly feel pain in your chest. Could it be a heart attack? 

You have no idea.

You have other symptoms, too. Do they mean you’re having a heart attack?

You don’t have a clue. 

You don’t want to call 911 if it’s something minor, like heartburn.

So, in terrible pain, you get on the internet and Google your symptoms. 

Your life hangs in the balance.

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Your Stomach Can Make You Stupid

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

When it comes to body fat, location counts. 

Each year brings new evidence that fat in and around the abdomen is more dangerous than extra pounds on other parts of your body. 

Researchers have found that people with belly fat are more likely to suffer heart disease, asthma, diabetes, breast cancer, and colon cancer.[1]

Now, a new study finds that belly fat damages your health in another, surprising, way.

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The Surprising Natural Hay Fever Solution

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

Probiotics are all the rage right now in the natural health world. For good reason. 

Many studies show they improve digestion. The good bacteria they provide can treat constipation, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and other common stomach conditions.[1]

Probiotics are also linked to better immunity and mental health. 

Now, a new study shows that probiotic supplements have another surprising benefit.

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Hot Peppers Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

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

We all know the foods and drinks that are supposed to be good for heart health.

They include olive oil, red wine, leafy green vegetables, fatty fish, dark chocolate, garlic, and nuts. 

A recent study adds another one that might surprise you: chili peppers

Researchers from Italy’s Mediterranean Neurological Institute tracked the health and eating habits of 22,811 people for eight years.

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