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The BENEFITS of Ringing in New Year's with a Drink?!

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, As you get ready to ring in the New Year tonight, you might feel conflicted about whether to indulge in some alcohol this evening. On the one hand, it’s a time-honored tradition to toast the New Year with a glass of wine or champagne as the clock strikes midnight. But...

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The SHOCKING Truth About COVID’s Impact on the Brain

One of the most common concerns I hear from my senior patients is that they’re constantly worried about losing their minds. Sure, they’re afraid of the common illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes too. But it’s the thought of their brains turning to mush that REALLY keeps them up at night. After all, your...

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MAILBAG: Speed Up Stroke Recovery NATURALLY

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, “Do you have any recommendations for stroke recovery?” – Martin from Fayetteville, Arkansas Hi Martin, This is an area where I have to give a tip of my hat to mainstream doctors. Even 20 years ago, someone suffering from a stroke would be told to rest in bed. It was...

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“Bad Habit” Delivers BIG Benefits to Folks Over 40

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, I get it. When you’re a senior, it can feel like you’re walking on eggshells when it comes to your health. Screaming headlines insist you’re going to lose your eyesight, your capacity to walk, and even your ability to think straight. This all makes relaxing and having some fun seem...

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Sedentary Habit INCREASES Blood Clot Risk 35%

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, There’s something most people don’t realize about exercise. A lot of people think they can go for a walk, jump in the pool, or go to an aerobics class and then sit around for the rest of the day. Even people who are training for long races will run 12...

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Mailbag! How to Prevent a Stroke

A few months ago, I had a stroke and I want to do what I can to prevent another one. What would you suggest? –Peter from Alberta, MN Peter, A stroke can be debilitating. But the great news is, forms of physical therapy have been shown to bring back most patients’ function. I say that...

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AVOID This So-Called “Harmless” Drink (STROKE RISK!)

High blood pressure and stroke are like two peas in a pod… if you have high blood pressure, then you’re MUCH more likely to have a stroke. But if you have a mainstream doctor, blood pressure is ALL he’ll talk about when he talks about stroke. As they say, close, but no cigar. There are...

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Jumpstart Stroke Healing with Singing!?

Editor’s note: I want to wish you and your family a happy, healthy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being a loyal reader, and know that I’m grateful for you.   Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you or someone you know has had a stroke, you know firsthand how hard it is to recover. It’s a...

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“Healthy” Drink TRIPLES Stroke Risk

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, High blood pressure and stroke are like two peas in a pod… if you have high blood pressure, then you’re MUCH more likely to have a stroke. But if you have a mainstream doctor, blood pressure is ALL he’ll talk about when he talks about stroke. As they say, close,...

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Stroke Patients: Cut Your Death Risk by 80%

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, If you’re a senior, your risk of getting a stroke is VERY high. According to scientists, middle-aged adults have a 17 percent risk of having a stroke in their lifetime. Having a stroke not only destroys your brain, but it makes it difficult to walk, talk, drive, or even to...

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