Plastic Is Quietly Killing Your Heart

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

Perhaps you remember the controversy a few years ago over the plastic chemical BPA. It was linked to a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hormone problems, and migraines.[1] 

In 2012, the FDA banned BPA (bisphenol A) from baby bottles and children’s sippy cups. The plastics industry started voluntarily removing the chemical from other products as well.

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Do You Know the 5 Signs of a Heart Attack?

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

You suddenly feel pain in your chest. Could it be a heart attack? 

You have no idea.

You have other symptoms, too. Do they mean you’re having a heart attack?

You don’t have a clue. 

You don’t want to call 911 if it’s something minor, like heartburn.

So, in terrible pain, you get on the internet and Google your symptoms. 

Your life hangs in the balance.

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The ‘Goldilocks Factor’ Stops Heart Attacks

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

Most of us think we know the things that lead to a heart attack…

They include lack of exercise, a bad diet, obesity, smoking, genetics, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes. 

But a new study shows that another factor may be just as important as any of these. 

The research was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Intermittent Fasting Improves Heart Health

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days among people trying to lose weight. And justifiably so. 

Study after study shows it works better than traditional low-calorie diets. Not only does intermittent fasting help people drop weight, but it helps them keep it off. Intermittent fasters are far less prone to regaining lost weight than conventional calorie-cutters.[1]  

Now a new study shows that intermittent fasting’s benefits go beyond weight loss.

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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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Yes, Fish Oil Is Good for Your Heart

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

The fish oil debate has raged back and forth…

The supplements became popular after researchers discovered in the 1970s that heart disease was virtually nonexistent among Greenland Inuits, who have a high intake of fish oil. 

Studies found that fish oil capsules were so effective in preventing heart attacks that the FDA approved two omega-3 prescription drugs. They are Lovasa and Vascepa.

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