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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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Common Food Additive Stops the Flu Shot From Working

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

Some people seem impervious to the flu. They never get it, even if they don’t get the flu shot.

For others, it’s the opposite. They get the flu despite getting the vaccine.

For years, this variability has been blamed on the unreliability of the flu shot. But a new study shows that another factor may be in play.

It found that a common food additive may stop the flu shot from working.

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Yes, You Can Grow More Brain Cells

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

You’ve probably heard this scientific “fact”: You cannot grow new brain cells. Once they die because of injury, disease, or age, brain cells are lost forever.

It’s a depressing thought.

Fortunately, it’s completely wrong.

In 1999, scientists confirmed that adult human neurogenesis is possible. Neurogenesis is the creation of new neurons or brain cells.[1]  

This discovery had a profound effect on the field of neurology.

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All Seniors Need One Thing to Stay Healthy

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

As we get older, almost all of us have aches and pains.

Your hips might hurt when you get out of a chair. Your knees may be stiff when you wake up in the morning. You may feel a twinge in your shoulders when you raise your arms.

All of these things are signs you have osteoarthritis.

In the back of your mind, you wonder if and when it will turn into a full-blown disability that will mean you won’t be able to do the things you love…or even care for yourself and live independently.

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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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Study Uncovers Secret of People Who Lose Weight and Keep It Off

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

As most dieters know, the hardest part is not losing weight. It’s keeping it off.

When your body gets thinner, it goes into starvation mode, ratcheting up your appetite in an effort to make you eat more.

Mainstream doctors have one answer for this problem: willpower.

They urge you to stay disciplined and fight through the hunger pangs.

A new study shows there’s a better way.

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