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Legs Hurt? One Supplement Can Help

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

Peripheral artery disease can make your life miserable.

Every time you move, your legs hurt. But that’s just the beginning…

Because of the pain, you become sedentary. So you gain weight and lose muscle. Your risk for a heart attack or a stroke increases.

If you’re a man, you suffer erectile dysfunction.

In severe cases, it can lead to chronic leg sores and, eventually, amputation.

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High-Fructose Corn Syrup’s Biggest Danger Is Not What You Think

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

We all know that high-fructose corn syrup is bad for us. It’s ultra-sweet, ultra-cheap, and it makes people ultra-fat.

But a new study shows that obesity may not be worst of HFCS’s effects.

The research was done at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospitals.

Scientists genetically manipulated mice so they would develop colon and intestinal tumors. Then, they squirted a daily dose of HFCS into some of the rodents’ mouths.

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‘Inactive’ Ingredients in Drugs Can Harm You

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

When you suffer side effects after taking a pill, naturally you blame it on the drug in the pill. But in many cases, it actually has nothing to do with the drug.

What most people don’t know is that the majority of the material in pills are so-called inactive ingredients.

But they are far from inactive, according to a new report.

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One Food Cuts Risk of Age-Related Memory Loss in Half

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Health experts have told us for years that eating a healthy diet can keep your brain strong as you age.

But what exactly does “healthy” mean? The term is vague. Exactly which foods promote cognition?

Now, a new study may have identified the single healthiest food for your brain.

Scientists from the National University of Singapore conducted a six-year study. They looked at more than 600 subjects over the age of 60.

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Why You Should Eat Dessert First

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

The traditional meal is a well-worn ritual… First, you eat a salad or perhaps soup. Then you move to the main course. After that, you have dessert.

It seems to make sense that this meal structure is ideal if you are on a diet. You could fill up with salad. That would help you eat less of the main course. And since dessert comes at the end of the meal, you might be full enough to resist the usual sweet, calorie-laden treat.

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