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  • If You Need a Blood Pressure Pill, Take This (11/11/2019) by Garry Messick -
    When it comes to prescription drugs, newer is not better.  An international panel of researchers conducted a study in which they looked at 946 new drugs approved after 2002. They concluded that 92% were less effective or worked about the same as older drugs. Only 8% were an improvement on older drugs. Just two medications out of 946 were true ...
  • This Spice Stops Cancer, Study Finds (11/10/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Prostate cancer is so common in the U.S. that screening is a standard part of men’s checkups. In India, prostate cancer is so rare that it’s not even a concern. American men get 23 times more prostate cancer than men in India. The story is similar for breast cancer. American women get five times more breast cancer than women in ...
  • The Fruit that Works Better than Statins (11/8/2019) by Garry Messick -
    More Americans take statin drugs than any other prescription medication.  This is true even though study after study shows these cholesterol-lowering drugs have little benefit for the vast majority of people who take them. And they often cause serious side effects such as memory loss, muscle pain, and diabetes.[i] Statins are supposed to work by lowering your “bad” LDL cholesterol. ...
  • Big Pharma Is Destroying Your Microbiome (11/6/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Antibiotics are a double-edged sword. They not only kill germs that make you sick, they destroy the good bacteria in your intestines that contribute to your health in a myriad of ways. Your body is home to about 100 million beneficial bacteria. Together, they are called your microbiome. And when your microbiome is damaged, you lose the protection it provides ...
  • One Vitamin Keeps You Strong as You Get Older (11/5/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Vitamin D is required for just about all aspects of human health. You need it for bone strength, immunity, insulin regulation, heart health, brain function, and more.[1] And now a new study shows that the sunshine vitamin may be the key to preserving muscle strength as you get older. The research was conducted at Trinity College Dublin. The investigators looked ...
  • 6 Smart Tricks to Avoid Getting Sick on a Cruise (11/4/2019) by Garry Messick -
    We’ve all heard the horror stories about illnesses spreading like wildfire among cruise ship passengers. The fact is, a cruise ship is the perfect incubator for contagious disease. People are packed close together, making it easy for germs to spread. The norovirus is the biggest culprit. It causes stomach flu. The CDC estimates that 1 in 10 cruise ship passengers ...
  • The Mainstream Treatment for Joint Pain Does More Harm Than Good (11/3/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the U.S. More than 30 million Americans suffer from it.[1] It’s caused by the breakdown of cartilage between joints, which acts as a cushion. It’s often called “wear-and-tear” arthritis. That’s because it strikes when the cartilage wears down from overuse or injury. Bone rubs against bone causing inflammation, swelling, and pain. It ...
  • Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide (11/1/2019) by Garry Messick -
    If you walk into a doctor’s office with high blood pressure, the chances are good that you’ll walk out with a prescription for a hypertension drug.  They are among the most-prescribed medications in the U.S. About one out of every four American adults takes a high blood pressure drug.[1]  There are many different types of hypertension medications, but an alarming ...
  • Prescription for Disaster (11/1/2019) by INH Research -
    Your November issue of Independent Healing tells you why prescription drugs are more dangerous than ever.
  • Tell Your Doctor: ‘Stop With the Urine Tests’ (10/30/2019) by Garry Messick -
    You know the annual checkup routine: Step on the scale… Get your blood pressure taken… Get your blood drawn… Urinate into a cup. It’s time to tell your doctor you don’t want that last thing.  Doctors typically give urine tests to seniors to test for urinary tract infections (UTIs). And many older folks test positive even when they are not ...