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The Best Exercise to Stop Hardening of the Arteries

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) may be the most common serious disease you’ve never heard of. About 10% of Americans have it.[1] 

PAD causes artery blockages in the legs. This can lead to severe leg pain.

But even worse, having PAD means you have about a 50% chance of also having heart disease.

Doctors typically recommend that PAD patients walk every day.

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The Surprising Cause of Your Allergies

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

More people have allergies than ever before.

More people are taking heartburn drugs than ever before.[1]

A new study shows it’s not a coincidence. 

Researchers from Austria’s Medical University of Vienna looked at health insurance data from more than 8 million people.

They found that patients who took stomach-acid inhibitors had a surge in anti-allergy prescriptions. They were twice as likely to need allergy medication.

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10 High-Fat Foods You Should Be Eating

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick1 Comment

For decades, mainstream doctors told us that fat was a four-letter word.

They warned that that eating high-fat foods was the fastest way to obesity and a heart attack.[1] 

Starting in the 1950s, they advised us to cut out eggs, butter, meat, nuts, and other fatty foods and replace them with low-fat diet foods.

The result?

Obesity soared to record highs in the U.S.

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Think Twice Before Taking Daily Aspirin

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

Daily aspirin does more harm than good in most people.

That’s the blunt message from Harvard doctors after a major new review. Some 29 million Americans take daily aspirin for heart health. But for the vast majority, aspirin is more likely to cause internal bleeding that leads to a stroke than it is to prevent a heart attack, the authors concluded.

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The Supplement That Promotes Weight Loss While Cutting Cholesterol

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

It seems like the Holy Grail of natural health products…

A completely safe supplement that:

  • Promotes weight loss
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Cuts inflammation
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Improves liver health

A new study finds that one probiotic has all those benefits.

In 2007, researchers found that the intestinal bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila were able to slow development of obesity and diabetes in mice. Recently, the same team from Belgium’s Louvain Drug Research Institute wanted to see if A.

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Low-Carb Benefits Go Beyond Weight Loss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Low-carb diets are popular because they are more effective for weight loss than traditional low-calorie, low-fat diets. And people often find they are easier to stay on. 

But new research shows cutting carbs has other important benefits.

The study comes from Ohio State University. It looked at  obese people with metabolic syndrome.[1]

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of conditions that, taken together, increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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