The Hidden Danger of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

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Mainstream medicine’s top weapons against inflammation are glucocorticoid drugs. They include cortisone and prednisone. 

These drugs are also called steroids. But they aren’t the kind that give you muscle. Instead, they change your metabolism to tamp down inflammation.

Doctors prescribe them for a wide variety of conditions. They include autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, psoriasis, and eczema.

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The Deadly Arthritis Lie

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For years, doctors treated arthritis patients this way…

First, they would recommend aspirin, ibuprofen or another NSAID medication to ease the pain. 

If that didn’t work, they would prescribe something stronger. If the patient had knee or hip arthritis, the choice was often an opioid drug.

Addiction? That wasn’t seen as a problem because doctors believed patients truly in pain did not become addicted. 

This, of course, turned out to be bunk.

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One Fruit Extract Boosts Insulin Sensitivity

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Avocados have become the darling of the natural health world. For good reason. They’re loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, antioxidants, and potassium.

The avocado is a unique fruit, in that it boosts your body’s absorption of fat-soluble nutrients…including vitamins A, K, D, and E. If you add avocado oil to a salad or salsa, it will actually make the food you’re eating more nutritious.

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Superbugs Are More Deadly Than We Thought. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

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Imagine a deadly infectious disease that spreads like wildfire. No drugs can stop it. 

Millions of Americans get it. Tens of thousands die in agony.

It sounds like an apocalyptic horror movie. But a new study shows it’s actually happening now. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just updated their comprehensive report on antibiotic-resistant infections. They found that 2.8 million people in the U.S.

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The Osteoporosis-Exercise Myth

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If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you may think, “My bones are fragile, so I should take it easy to prevent a fracture.” 

It’s a logical thought. But it’s completely wrong. 

A new study shows that exercise doesn’t lead to more fractures. It is actually one of the best ways to prevent them.

The research was published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

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One Surprising Factor Predicts How Long You’ll Live

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

What single factor determines how much longer you have to live? 

The obvious one is age. After all, if you’re 80, it’s likely you have less time left than someone who is 60. 

Genetics are big factor, too. If your parents and grandparents lived long lives, chances are you will, too. 

Whether you smoke makes a big difference as well.

But it turns out that there is another longevity factor that is more powerful than any of these. 

Physical activity is the number one predictor of lifespan, a new study shows.

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