Weird Trick SLASHES Your Risk of Falls?!

One out of four adults 65 or older fall every year. That’s a startling statistic. But it’s only HALF the story… A fall that causes some cuts or bruises may leave you achy and uncomfortable for weeks. But one in which you break a bone or drastically hurt yourself, can have far-reaching health consequences for...

The REAL Reason You Wake Up at Night (WEIRD!)

Insomnia is SO frustrating. But if you find you often wake up between 1 and 3 a.m., you can take comfort in knowing that you’re FAR from alone… In fact, I can guarantee lots of other folks are sitting up with you. How can I be SO sure? Well, it’s thanks to a quirk of...

Common Pond Weed Grows a YOUNGER Brain

The Mediterranean diet has gotten a LOT of attention in recent years. I get questions about it all the time. The diet is packed full of good-for-you fruits, vegetables, olive oil, and fish. And research has ALREADY linked this style of eating to bunches of health benefits. But scientists recently uncovered a NEW one that’s...

MAILBAG: Protect Your Peepers Inside AND Out

“Best ways to protect my vision?” – Greg, from Clearwater, FL Hi Greg, There are two paths to protecting vision. One starts from the outside and the other from the inside. But for the best eye protection, we should pursue BOTH. The most obvious place to start is on the OUTSIDE with sunglasses. Lots of...

RELIEF for Cancer Treatment Side Effects

I hope you and your loved ones never have to battle cancer. But if you have witnessed it firsthand, you know how rough standard cancer treatment is. Chemotherapy often comes with pain, fatigue, sleeplessness, overwhelming nausea, and devastating brain fog. In fact, many patients say the treatment side effects are so debilitating that they’re WORSE...

Hidden Parkinson's Trigger Puts YOU at Risk

We’ve all had a front-row seat to watching Parkinson’s destroy the body of Back to the Future superstar Michael J. Fox. And perhaps you know someone personally who has developed the disease. But either way, I think we can all agree that witnessing the progression of this devastating disease is difficult to watch. And perhaps...

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EASY Exercise Hack Reigns in Blood Sugar

If you battle blood sugar problems, it won’t be a surprise when I tell you exercise is good for your health. After all, physical activity is good for EVERYONE. And it’s not even a shocker that moving more could help you control diabetes. But new research uncovered an exercise hack that could help you get...

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Sneaky Summer Illness SPREADS in USA?! [ALERT]

Summer officially began this week. The beautiful weather is beaconing. And I hope you have plans to head outdoors this weekend to spend some time enjoying nature. But while you’re out there having fun in the sun, remember we’re also smack dab in the middle of tick season. There are bunches of hungry bugs out...

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6 Ways to CONFIRM Your Probiotic Is Working

You take a probiotic because you’ve heard about its many benefits. But if you find yourself wondering if they’re ACTUALLY working, you’re in good company. In fact, it’s a question I get asked a lot. And I’ve got answers. One of the advantages of mainstream drugs is that they tend to work right away. So...

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Fight Dementia with Your NOSE?!

Your basic senses can serve as an early warning system for your brain. For example, I’ve warned before about the link between hearing loss and worsening brain health many times. I’ve also explained how touch… or, in this case, grip strength… can be used to identify a rising risk for dementia. And vision problems, such...

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Dairy: GOOD or BAD? (It's Complicated)

“My doc advised me to cut out dairy. Is it really that bad for you?” – Mark Hi Mark, This is a tricky question to answer. Because it’s not nearly as straightforward as you might imagine. On the surface, dairy is the PERFECT food. It has an excellent mixture of fats, proteins, and sugars. Foods...

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Dinner Plate Link to Depression (Disturbing!)

You should know you’re NOT alone if you struggle with feeling blue. After all, depression is the MOST common mental illness in the world. And unfortunately, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out one of the reasons WHY everyone is feeling so down. Just five minutes of watching the news these days is enough...

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"Brain Drain" Myth Is FINALLY Put to Bed?

Adults typically fall into one of two groups. You either grew up with parents insisting that too much screen time would “rot your brain.” Or you WERE the parent imparting that sage “brain drain” wisdom to your kids. (Or both.) For those of us of a certain age, television was the culprit. But the internet...

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SHOCKING Discovery About a Common Sweetener

For years, we’ve been fed a lie. Artificial sweetener ads show folks having fun and enjoying foods and drinks without a shred of worry about what they’ll do to their waistlines. It’s a cruel trick. There’s not a shred of evidence that these fake sugars do any such thing. In fact, growing evidence suggests they...

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Surprising Blood Sugar DANGER Signs

You’re not diabetic, so there’s no need to worry about your blood sugar, right? WRONG. The fact is your blood sugar levels don’t give a darn about your diabetes diagnosis. OR your lack of one, in this case. Either way, they’ll go right ahead, doing their damage to your blood vessels, nerves, and arteries. You...

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The TRUTH About Cooking in Cast Iron

I have a neighbor who always cooks with cast iron. He tells me that he does this so he can make sure he’s getting enough iron. So is my neighbor onto something or not? You might be surprised by the answer. Yes, using cast-iron cookware DOES add some iron to your diet. The iron seeps...

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Nature's Way to CRUSH Urinary Tract Infections

Ladies, urinary tract infections (UTIs) aren’t just a young girl’s problem. In fact, 10 percent of women over 65 get one YEARLY. But it gets worse. That number TRIPLES for women over 85. And guys, you’re not off the hook either. By the time men pass 80, they too, have a 10 percent chance of...

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MAILBAG: Cardio or Strength for Healthy Aging?

“Is cardio or strength training more important for seniors?” – Bill, from Irving, TX Hi Bill, Typically, my answer to this question is simple: they’re BOTH vital for healthy aging. But if pushed, I’d have to say that maintaining muscle mass with strength training is THE most critical factor for aging adults. Maintaining Strength is...

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Waning Muscle Strength Is a Hidden Warning

Losing some strength is a natural part of aging. That’s when you start to slow down a little. But there’s a fine line between normal muscle loss and too much. When you start to have a lot of trouble getting up, walking, sitting down, or gripping things in your hand, you may have CROSSED that...

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Shocking Study Will Have You Swearing Off Fries

Put down that fast food bag. And step away from the French fries. I promise, you’re going to want to read this BEFORE you take another bite. Because those foods could be doing FAR worse than just adding to your muffin top and thunder thighs. In fact, this new research might have you swearing off...

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