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It Weakens Your Bones…and You Do It Every Day

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If you go to the doctor and your bone density is low, your physician is likely to give you the following advice…

Get more calcium in your diet. Take vitamin D. Do high-impact exercise. And you may be put on an osteoporosis drug like Fosamax (alendronate).

But a new study shows there is one bone-strengthening solution that may work better than any of these things.

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Common Food Additive Stops the Flu Shot From Working

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

Some people seem impervious to the flu. They never get it, even if they don’t get the flu shot.

For others, it’s the opposite. They get the flu despite getting the vaccine.

For years, this variability has been blamed on the unreliability of the flu shot. But a new study shows that another factor may be in play.

It found that a common food additive may stop the flu shot from working.

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What Happens When You Skip Breakfast? 2,000 Death Records Reveal the Answer

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

You’ve heard it before…

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Eating breakfast is linked to lower body weight, better cognitive performance, and healthier blood sugar levels.[i]

But it turns out that an early meal has an even more important benefit.[ii]

A new study shows that people who skip breakfast have a much higher risk of dying of heart disease.

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7 Things You Should Throw Away Immediately

In All Health Watch, Breast Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Immune Health, Sexual Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

“Waste not, want not” are wise words…but there are times when you shouldn’t follow them.  

If you hang on to certain items for too long, they can harm your health.

Here are seven things that you should toss before they hurt you:

1. Old sneakers. Paul Langer is a podiatrist and a clinical professor at the University of Minnesota. He points out that the cushioning on athletic shoes deteriorates quickly.

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Antibiotics Most Dangerous Side Effect: A Heart Attack

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

Mainstream doctors have known for years that they prescribe way too many antibiotics. A study by the Centers for Disease Control found they write 47 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions a year.

Physicians hand them out for minor infections that would clear up on their own. Or they prescribe them for patients with viruses. Of course, antibiotics have no effect on viruses.

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Ease Neuropathy Pain by Using Common Scents

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

It starts out as numbness or tingling in your hands or feet.

Gradually, it turns into a prickly sensation.

Eventually, you feel sharp, burning pain that impairs your ability to walk, grasp objects, and perform other basic physical tasks.

Neuropathy pain typically comes on slowly, but it can destroy your quality of life.

Other types of chronic pain such as arthritis, back, and migraine pain may get more attention.

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