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One Simple Strategy Increases Your Chances of Quitting Smoking by 583%

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Big Pharma has all kinds of products to help you quit smoking…

You can try chewing nicotine gum to reduce cravings. You can wear nicotine patches. Or you can try smoking cessation drugs like Chantix (varenicline) or Zyban (bupropion).

The problem is that none of these methods work very well.

A 2016 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that only 19-27% of smokers can successfully quit using nicotine replacement or medications.

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5-Minute Breathing Trick Lowers Blood Pressure, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick1 Comment

Exercise has long been one of the go-to natural remedies for high blood pressure. Typically, people with hypertension are told to do cardio…the more, the better.

The problem is that the results are usually modest. You might get a couple of points lower. Some people don’t get any drop at all.

Now, a new study has found an exercise that is far more effective than cardio.

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Nighttime Bathroom Trips Are a Sign of This Serious Health Condition

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular, Sleep Health by Garry Messick1 Comment

Having to get up repeatedly at night to use the bathroom is more than an annoyance. It can destroy your chances for restful sleep. Of course, that means you’ll be tired and less productive during the day.

But a new study shows that nocturnal bathroom trips may signal something more serious.

The research was performed at Japan’s Tohoku Rosai Hospital. Scientists examined 3,749 subjects.

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Legs Hurt? One Supplement Can Help

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

Peripheral artery disease can make your life miserable.

Every time you move, your legs hurt. But that’s just the beginning…

Because of the pain, you become sedentary. So you gain weight and lose muscle. Your risk for a heart attack or a stroke increases.

If you’re a man, you suffer erectile dysfunction.

In severe cases, it can lead to chronic leg sores and, eventually, amputation.

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Study Uncovers the Hidden Dangers of E-Cigarettes

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

About one out of 20 Americans now uses e-cigarettes. Sales have increased 14-fold in the last decade.

Many people figure they are not as bad as tobacco cigarettes.

But the fact is, until now, no one has really known what they do to your body.

A major new study quantifies the risks.

E-cigarettes or vapes are electronic devices that contain a combination of liquids and chemicals.

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It Gives You High Blood Pressure…and It’s in Your Medicine Cabinet

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

Mainstream doctors often blame high blood pressure on obesity, lack of exercise, too much salt, smoking, stress, or other lifestyle factors.

But many people with hypertension have none of these issues.

Now, a new study shows the culprit may be in your medicine cabinet.

The research was published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. Scientists wanted to see what effect antiseptic mouthwashes have on blood pressure.

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