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The Russian Secret for Muscle Gain

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

Maybe Popeye was onto something…

A spinach extract is so powerful in building muscles that it should be banned in athletes, according to researchers. Russian athletes have reportedly been secretly taking it for decades.[1]

The World Anti-Doping Agency asked scientists to investigate ecdysterone. The agency is the group that tries to keep athletes from getting an unfair advantage by using performance-enhancing drugs.

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The Great Antidepressant Hoax

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

It’s no wonder Big Pharma loves antidepressants. 

About 13% of Americans over the age of 12 take them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Antidepressants can be very difficult to quit. Withdrawal is similar to that of addictive drugs. A quarter of the people on the medications have taken them for at least 10 years.

Now that’s a strong customer base!

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How to Get Out of the Hospital Alive

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

Hospitals have a phrase they use to describe their mistakes. It’s “preventable patient harm.”

That doesn’t sound so terrible.

But here’s what it really means: 

  • A woman underwent genetic testing and was told she was at high risk for developing the type of cancer that killed her mother. So she had preventive surgery. Her breasts, ovaries, and uterus were removed.

Follow-up tests revealed that her doctor had read her genetic test wrong.

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The Supplement That Promotes Weight Loss While Cutting Cholesterol

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

It seems like the Holy Grail of natural health products…

A completely safe supplement that:

  • Promotes weight loss
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Cuts inflammation
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Improves liver health

A new study finds that one probiotic has all those benefits.

In 2007, researchers found that the intestinal bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila were able to slow development of obesity and diabetes in mice. Recently, the same team from Belgium’s Louvain Drug Research Institute wanted to see if A.

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Memory Problems? This Diet Can Help

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

Low-carb diets have become wildly popular in recent years.

Studies show that they help people lose weight better than traditional low-carb, low-fat diets. And low-carb dieters are better able to keep off the weight. 

Now a new study shows that low-carb eating has another benefit. It may keep your mind sharper as you get older.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University enrolled 27 subjects with mild cognitive problems.

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New Scientific Evidence Proves Cannabis Relieves Pain and Insomnia

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

Many seniors swear by cannabis or CBD for easing chronic pain and insomnia. But up until recently, there was little scientific evidence that cannabis products worked for these conditions.

A major new study changes that.

The study was published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Researchers analyzed a survey of 1,000 people who take medical marijuana.[i]

Of the subjects who took cannabis for pain relief:

  • 80% rated it as “very or extremely helpful.”
  • 82% were able to reduce or stop taking over-the-counter pain medications.
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