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Soda’s Biggest Health Danger Is Not What You Think

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By now we all know that soda and other sugary beverages are just about the worst thing you can drink.

Study after study shows that soda—diet or regular—makes you obese. 

But new research shows that getting fat is not the worst health effect. 

The study was published in The BMJ’s Clinical Research Edition. Researchers analyzed health data from 100,000 people. Scientists tracked the participants’ foods, drinks, and medical information for nine years.

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Big Pharma’s Diabetes Lie

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

A blood sugar test is part of every standard check-up. And if your readings are elevated into a range that classifies you as prediabetic, it’s understandable to be worried. 

Diabetes puts you at high risk for heart attack or stroke. And it makes you prone to a slew of other problems such as neuropathy, blindness, and kidney disease. 

Prediabetes is rampant in the U.S.

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Simple Way to Make Workouts Easier

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

When you go to the gym these days, it seems that most people are using earbuds or headphones.

Some listen to podcasts. Others favor books on tape. And, of course, many listen to music. 

For years, we’ve been telling you about the advantages of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) over other forms of exercise. And now new research shows that you can make these types of workouts easier and more enjoyable by making the right listening choice…especially if you’re new to exercising.

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Coffee Wakes Up Obesity-Fighting Brown Fat

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

Can coffee help you lose weight??

Plenty of dieters use coffee or other caffeinated drinks to curb their appetites. But researchers have found that coffee works through another mechanism to help make you thinner.

A new lab study shows that when you drink coffee, you activate brown fat in your body. It promotes a process called thermogenesis, which generates heat.

And it does another thing as well… It burns calories.

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Common Antidepressant Drugs Linked to Dementia

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Big Pharma, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s not surprising that antidepressants are among the biggest-selling prescription drugs.

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders. About 17 million American adults have a major depressive episode each year. And doctors often prescribe antidepressants for other conditions like menopause, hot flashes, nerve pain, and insomnia.[i] [ii]

About 13% of Americans over 12 take these drugs. That’s a 65% increase since 1999.

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Toothpaste Chemical Doubles Osteoporosis Risk

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

It makes absolutely no sense…

In 2016 the FDA banned the chemical triclosan from hand sanitizers. It was found to disrupt hormones and promote antibiotic-resistant “superbug” germs. 

But in a moment of brain-dead bureaucracy, the agency decided that triclosan could continue to be used in toothpastes and mouthwash.

In other words, even though it was too dangerous to put on your hands, it was perfectly fine to put it in your mouth.

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