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  • Plastic Is Quietly Killing Your Heart (1/24/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Perhaps you remember the controversy a few years ago over the plastic chemical BPA. It was linked to a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hormone problems, and migraines.[1]  In 2012, the FDA banned BPA (bisphenol A) from baby bottles and children’s sippy cups. The plastics industry started voluntarily removing the chemical from other products as ...
  • Simple Trick to Reduce Office Stress (1/22/2020) by Garry Messick -
    You’ve tried deep breathing and all it did was make you dizzy.  Fidget cubes left you bored.  Squish balls? All they did was to make your hand tired.  If you find yourself feeling like a nervous wreck at work despite trying the standard stress reducers, a new study may have the solution. Researchers from Japan’s University of Hyogo looked at ...
  • Using Bug Spray Triples Your Chance of Heart Attack Death (1/21/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Nobody wants to share their home with bugs. That’s why, when we see ants or roaches, we often reach for a can of spray.  Or maybe you have an insect control company spray your home on a regular basis to prevent bug invasions. Some people go further and have their yards sprayed as well.  New research shows that when you ...
  • 14 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure (1/20/2020) by Garry Messick -
    One in three American adults has high blood pressure. And millions of us take drugs for it.[1] But blood pressure medications often don’t work well. And the side effects can be nasty. They include headaches, nausea, fatigue, and sexual problems in men.[2] On top of that, they increase your risk for pancreatic and skin cancers.[3] [4] You have other options. ...
  • Can’t Sleep? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry (1/19/2020) by Garry Messick -
    We all know the frustration that comes with not being able to fall asleep.  You lie awake, tossing and turning, your mind racing. You know you’ll be miserable the next day because you’ll be exhausted and unproductive. This thought feeds your anxiety, making it even more difficult to fall asleep.  It’s a vicious cycle.  Here’s something that might break the ...
  • The Antidote to a Failed New Year’s Diet (1/17/2020) by Garry Messick -
    As we head into the New Year, many of us have made resolutions to eat healthier.  Perhaps we want to lose weight. Or we want to lower our blood pressure or cholesterol.  But staying on a healthy diet is easier said than done. Perhaps you’ve already fallen off the wagon. If so, you’re not alone. One study found that 95% ...
  • Slash Your Risk for 7 Types of Cancer (1/15/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Why do you exercise? Chances are it’s for one or all of these reasons: It helps you stay thinner. You feel better after you do it. It helps prevent heart disease and diabetes. It helps you sleep better.  You enjoy doing the activity. A new study shows that working out has another, perhaps unexpected benefit. It lowers the risk for ...
  • 9 Exercise Myths…and What Science Says About Staying in Shape (1/14/2020) by Garry Messick -
    There’s no doubt that exercise is good for your health. It lowers your blood pressure, helps manage your weight, reduces your risk of cancer, diabetes, and falls. It wards off fatigue and is linked with a longer lifespan. Most people are aware of all this. Still, misinformation about exercise is rampant. Let’s take a look at nine common myths… Eventually, ...
  • Drinking One Type of Coffee Cuts Diabetes Risk by 60% (1/13/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Coffee used to be a guilty pleasure. That’s because for decades, doctors told us it caused heart problems.  This goes back to a 1946 study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that people who drank lots of coffee had a 300% higher risk of heart disease.[1]  It turns out the research was nonsense. The scientists didn’t control for smoking. Back in ...
  • The Simple Secret to Living Longer (1/12/2020) by Garry Messick -
    Here comes the New Year, with hordes of folks looking for ways to become healthier. Some of us will resolve to exercise more. Others will go on diets. Or we’ll cut out guilty pleasures like fast food.  Most of us will fail miserably. One study found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions die by mid-February.[1] New research shows there’s a ...