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The Houseplant-Clean Air Myth

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

For years, we were told that houseplants helped purify indoor air. This makes sense since plants consume the pollutant carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.

The strongest evidence for the ability of potted plants to improve the indoor environment came from a NASA study. In 1989, the space agency ran an experiment that showed plants could remove cancer-causing toxins from the air.

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5 Ways Your Dog Improves Your Health

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

Dogs are America’s new children. 

Before you dismiss this statement as an exaggeration, consider this: America’s birth rate is now at a 32-year low. Dog ownership is at an all-time high.

There are now more dogs in the U.S. (90 million) than children (74 million). 

One of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they make us feel better.

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Prescription Drugs Are Now the 4th Leading Cause of Death

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Ambar Jones0 Comments

Taking prescription drugs has become a roll of the dice…

Some 128,000 Americans a year now die from the effects of medications prescribed to them. This number doesn’t include overdose deaths—only people who took their drugs as prescribed.[1]

Prescription drugs have become the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. They kill more Americans than breast cancer, prostate cancer, homicide, and suicide combined.

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The Anti-Depression Diet

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

If you go to your doctor complaining of depression, the chances are slim that he or she will ask you what you’re eating.

Instead, you’ll likely get a prescription for the first-line mainstream treatment…an antidepressant drug. 

These medications are often ineffective. And they can cause life-altering side effects such as erectile dysfunction and weight gain. What’s more, antidepressants are notoriously difficult to quit once you start taking them.

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Scientists Discover the Best Exercise for Your Brain

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

Researchers have known for years that exercise is one of the best ways to keep your brain strong as you get older. 

Which kind of exercise works best? 

They had no idea…until a recent study was published. 

Scientists from Canada’s McMaster University recruited 64 sedentary people between the ages of 60 and 88. They divided them into three groups.[1]

Each group did one of the following routines, three times a week for 12 weeks:

  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT).
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How Fast-Food Chains Rank in Antibiotic Use

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

When you eat at a restaurant these days, you’re often getting a side order of antibiotics. 

That’s because many chains continue to serve meat from animals raised in such crowded, unsanitary conditions that they must be dosed with drugs to keep them from getting sick. 

This practice is one of the main contributors to antibiotic resistance, which is become deadlier every year.

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