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Cutting Calories Is Bad for Your Bones

In All Health Watch by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you are overweight, chances are your doctor will tell you to do one thing: Cut calories. 

Don’t do it. 

For one thing, it doesn’t work. 

Your chances of losing weight on a traditional low-calorie diet and keeping it off for five years are just 5%.[1]

And now, new research shows that low-cal diets are not only ineffective, but dangerous.

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Do This for 2 Minutes to Slash Your Alzheimer’s Risk

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

It has long been known that exercise is one of the best ways to prevent age-related dementia.

A new study shows you don’t need a major time investment to keep your brain sharp as you age. Just two minutes a week can do it…if you choose the right kind of exercise. 

The research was done at Scotland’s Abertay University. Investigators enlisted 17 inactive people between the ages of 60 and 75.

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He Ate Nothing but Junk Food. Here’s What Happened.

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

He couldn’t stand most kinds of meat. He never ate fruit. And vegetables? Forget about it. 

The teenager ate nothing but French fries, Pringles potato chips, white bread, and processed ham and sausage. He took the Western diet to its extreme.  

The result? He suffered a severe deficiency that caused him to go blind. 

The tragic case is the subject of a case study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Why Einstein Walked to Work

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

It was a familiar sight around Princeton University… The man with the world’s most powerful brain was walking on the side of the road. 

People in cars would often stop and ask if he wanted a ride.

But Albert Einstein always refused. He insisted that the daily mile-and-a-half walk from his home to his university office was crucial to his thinking skills.

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Liquid Death

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

Just about every health-conscious person knows that soda is bad for you.

But what is surprising is just how bad.

In recent years, studies have found that sweetened, carbonated drinks drive obesity, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even lung disease.

But an exhaustive new analysis shows that the dangers may be far worse than anybody suspected.

Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer looked at 451,000 people.

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Protect Yourself from Heart Disease While You Sleep

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

Heart health has never been easy. The most proven methods are things that few people look forward to…strenuous exercise and drastic diet changes. 

But a new study reveals the lazy man’s way to heart attack prevention.

Researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland tracked 3,462 people for five years. They found that those who napped once or twice a week had a 48% lower chance of heart attack, stroke, or heart failure.

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