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Big Pharma’s Biggest Crime

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here’s a hard truth about the pharmaceutical industry… Drug addicts make the best customers.

Unless they want to go through withdrawal, addicts must buy drugs. So Big Pharma actually has a financial incentive to foster drug dependency in its customers. 

Lest you think they are above that, take a look at the current opioid crisis in the U.S. About 2.1 million Americans have become addicted to painkillers that drug companies claimed were perfectly safe.

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Simple Trick to Reduce Office Stress

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

You’ve tried deep breathing and all it did was make you dizzy. 

Fidget cubes left you bored. 

Squish balls? All they did was to make your hand tired. 

If you find yourself feeling like a nervous wreck at work despite trying the standard stress reducers, a new study may have the solution.

Researchers from Japan’s University of Hyogo looked at 63 office workers.

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Fish Oil is More Effective Than ADHD Drugs

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Big Pharma makes a fortune from ADHD. The number of adults taking drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder has skyrocketed by 53% in just four years.

More than 4.8 million adults now take ADHD medications.

Millions of children take the drugs, too—even those not much older than babies. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 10,000 American toddlers are taking ADHD drugs like Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall (amphetamine).

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Yoga Brings Long-Lasting Depression Relief

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

If you tell your doctor you’re depressed, chances are you’ll leave with a prescription for an antidepressant.

Doctors hand out these drugs like candy.

Antidepressant use has skyrocketed more than 400% since the late 1980s. Twelve percent of American adults are now on one of these medications.[1]

Depression should not be taken lightly. But neither should going on an antidepressant.

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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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The Anti-Depression Diet

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

If you go to your doctor complaining of depression, the chances are slim that he or she will ask you what you’re eating.

Instead, you’ll likely get a prescription for the first-line mainstream treatment…an antidepressant drug. 

These medications are often ineffective. And they can cause life-altering side effects such as erectile dysfunction and weight gain. What’s more, antidepressants are notoriously difficult to quit once you start taking them.

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