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The Simple Remedy for Pandemic Stress

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

A third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression.

That’s the grim finding of a new Census Bureau survey that shows the alarming psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic.[i]

The survey asked questions used to screen patients for mental health problems. Twenty-four percent of people showed symptoms of major depression. Thirty percent showed symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.

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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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Scientists Discover Simple Trick to Boost Your Mood

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When we feel down in the dumps, most of us don’t want to do much of anything. Our first inclination is to just chill, maybe sit on the couch and watch some Netflix.

A new study shows that’s exactly the wrong strategy.

Research published in the Journal of Preventive Medicine found two seemingly opposite things that can help you break out of a bad mood: sleep and physical activity.

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The Japanese Secret That May Lower Coronavirus Risk

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health by Garry Messick2 Comments

At first, doctors told us that COVID-19 was a disease of the lungs. It caused inflammation of the airways and pneumonia. This made breathing difficult or impossible.

But as the pandemic progressed, something strange started to happen.

Mysterious symptoms were being reported that seemed to have nothing to do with the lungs.

Some patients were dying from COVID-19-related strokes. Others had what doctors called “COVID toes.”

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The Surprising Reason You Can’t Lose Weight

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

The numbers, just like America’s waistlines, keep growing… 

Earlier this year, a Harvard University study concluded that nearly half of adults in the U.S. will be obese by 2030. 

Obesity is a true health scourge. It’s strongly linked to diabetes, cancer, fatty liver, heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis.[1]

The problem is so bad that it even threatens national security. According to the CDC, if we had a major war, we may not have enough soldiers to fight it because one in four young adults is now too heavy to serve in the military.

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COVID-19: Century-Old Therapy Shows Promise

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread for one reason: Researchers have not been able to come up with a vaccine or a highly effective treatment.

A vaccine is likely to take many months, or even years, to develop. And so far, new treatments have been disappointing.

Early in the outbreak, there was hope that hydroxychloroquine might be the answer.

It’s a malaria drug that seemed to work in some patients.

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