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  • The Hidden Danger of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (12/4/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Mainstream medicine’s top weapons against inflammation are glucocorticoid drugs. They include cortisone and prednisone.  These drugs are also called steroids. But they aren’t the kind that give you muscle. Instead, they change your metabolism to tamp down inflammation. Doctors prescribe them for a wide variety of conditions. They include autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, psoriasis, and ...
  • Forgetful? Worried About Alzheimer’s? (12/3/2019) by INH Research -
    If you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, here’s what your doctor can do to help you…
  • The Deadly Arthritis Lie (12/3/2019) by Garry Messick -
    For years, doctors treated arthritis patients this way… First, they would recommend aspirin, ibuprofen or another NSAID medication to ease the pain.  If that didn’t work, they would prescribe something stronger. If the patient had knee or hip arthritis, the choice was often an opioid drug. Addiction? That wasn’t seen as a problem because doctors believed patients truly in pain ...
  • One Fruit Extract Boosts Insulin Sensitivity (12/2/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Avocados have become the darling of the natural health world. For good reason. They’re loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, antioxidants, and potassium. The avocado is a unique fruit, in that it boosts your body’s absorption of fat-soluble nutrients…including vitamins A, K, D, and E. If you add avocado oil to a salad or salsa, it will actually make the food ...
  • Superbugs Are More Deadly Than We Thought. Here’s How to Protect Yourself (12/1/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Imagine a deadly infectious disease that spreads like wildfire. No drugs can stop it.  Millions of Americans get it. Tens of thousands die in agony. It sounds like an apocalyptic horror movie. But a new study shows it’s actually happening now.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just updated their comprehensive report on antibiotic-resistant infections. They found that ...
  • The Osteoporosis-Exercise Myth (11/29/2019) by Garry Messick -
    If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you may think, “My bones are fragile, so I should take it easy to prevent a fracture.”  It’s a logical thought. But it’s completely wrong.  A new study shows that exercise doesn’t lead to more fractures. It is actually one of the best ways to prevent them. The research was published in the journal ...
  • One Surprising Factor Predicts How Long You’ll Live (11/27/2019) by Garry Messick -
    What single factor determines how much longer you have to live?  The obvious one is age. After all, if you’re 80, it’s likely you have less time left than someone who is 60.  Genetics are big factor, too. If your parents and grandparents lived long lives, chances are you will, too.  Whether you smoke makes a big difference as well. ...
  • The Houseplant-Clean Air Myth (11/26/2019) by Garry Messick -
    For years, we were told that houseplants helped purify indoor air. This makes sense since plants consume the pollutant carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. The strongest evidence for the ability of potted plants to improve the indoor environment came from a NASA study. In 1989, the space agency ran an experiment that showed plants could remove cancer-causing toxins from the ...
  • 5 Ways Your Dog Improves Your Health (11/25/2019) by Garry Messick -
    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 ...
  • Prescription Drugs Are Now the 4th Leading Cause of Death (11/24/2019) by Ambar Jones -
    Taking prescription drugs has become a roll of the dice… Some 128,000 Americans a year now die from the effects of medications prescribed to them. This number doesn’t include overdose deaths—only people who took their drugs as prescribed.[1] Prescription drugs have become the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. They kill more Americans than breast cancer, prostate cancer, ...