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The Heart Healthiest Way to Make Coffee

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

For decades, coffee got a bad rap from mainstream doctors. It started with bad science…

A 1946 Johns Hopkins study found that people who drank lots of coffee had a 300% higher risk of heart disease.[1]

The research was nonsense.

The scientists didn’t control for smoking. Back in the day, many people smoked cigarettes with coffee. Subsequent studies discovered it was the smoking, not the coffee, that was causing heart disease in coffee drinkers.

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The Full-Fat Dairy Myth Debunked

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

For decades, mainstream doctors warned us to stay away from fatty dairy products. Butter, whole milk, and cheese would clog our arteries, they said.

So those of us worried about heart disease opted for skim milk, if we drank milk at all. And we chose other low-fat dairy products whenever possible.

In recent years, researchers have started to question this conventional “wisdom.”

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If You’re Taking Daily Aspirin, You Need to Read This

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

For years, doctors recommended that seniors take a baby aspirin every day to prevent heart disease. The advice seemed to make sense because aspirin is a blood thinner.

Doctors and patients figured it could stop the blood clots that lead to heart attacks and strokes.  

The only problem is that there were no large, well-designed studies that showed this to be true.

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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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