These common drugs are cognitive disasters to aging brains

If your doctor prescribes a drug and you’re an older adult, there’s one word you need to steer clear of at all costs: “anticholinergic.” This isn’t one drug, it’s an entire class of drugs and it’s an absolute menace to any aging brain.  (I’ll give you all the details in just a moment.) Your doctor […]

Prevent the type of cancer that’s tripled death rates over the past 50 years

For most common cancers, the news is good: Mortality rates have been dropping since 2003, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). But one cancer isn’t following that trend. In fact, just the opposite. According to the NCI, liver cancer fatalities have been increasing by 2 to 3 percent each year. And since the 70s, […]

Eat these 3 fruits for a lifetime of wide-ranging health benefits

Next time you’re in the grocery store, be sure to put some blueberries in your cart (fresh, frozen, or powder form will do). Although this berry is tiny, it packs some pretty huge benefits. Extensive research has discovered that regular blueberry consumption promotes: Healthy blood pressure Long-term cognitive health Prevention of gum disease Robust immune […]

Believe it or not, you don’t have to stop smoking to avoid lung cancer

Let’s say you were to ask a dozen random people on the street this same question: “What’s the best way to avoid lung cancer?” I’m willing to bet that you’d get the same answer 12 times: “Don’t smoke.” But the reality is that lung cancer isn’t so black and white. No question, heavy smoking takes […]

Two calming supplements reverse the damage from stress—especially on your heart

Chronic stress can be a killer—and it’s particularly hard on your heart. And if you’re experiencing constant stress without doing much to manage it, you’re doing some serious damage to your cardiovascular system. The good news is, there’s a quick and easy way to relieve stress and reverse its path of destruction—naturally. Of course, there […]

Beware the silent advance of a dangerous and painful diabetic condition

If you don’t have diabetes, you’re probably not very concerned about diabetic nerve pain—also known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). But recent evidence shows that maybe you should give it a second thought… Especially if you’ve been diagnosed with “prediabetes,” are overweight, or regularly eat foods with added sugars and simple carbohydrates (like potatoes and […]

Baby Boomers: Here’s how to prevent the most common cancer of your generation

Thirty years from now, there’s a good chance Millennials won’t be talking about non-melanoma skin cancer the way Baby Boomers do today. The difference? Millennials (and their parents) grew up forewarned that excess sun exposure—especially in the form of sunburns—boosts skin cancer risk. Of course, it’s also helpful that they grew up in the era […]

The ancient secret to effective, drug-free COPD relief

Without question, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ranks as one of the most underrated health issues. A large proportion of the 15 million Americans diagnosed with COPD are considered disabled, due to the way the disease limits physical activity. This disability generally worsens as patients age, severely impacting quality of life. And tragically, thousands of […]

Cancer patients: If you doctor tells you to stop eating meat, read this first

Cancer patients are routinely bombarded with dietary advice. Unfortunately, much of that advice is nonsense. And that’s especially true when it comes to one simple facet of a cancer patient’s diet: protein. You can get protein from a variety of sources, but meat is controversial. That’s because of the stubborn mainstream idea that a “low-fat” […]

If you have diabetes, this grocery store secret can protect your hard-working kidneys

How much attention do you give to your kidneys? Not much, most likely—especially if you’re in good health. But if you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, all that can change. Previously ignored factors are suddenly front and center. Case in point: Your kidneys. Those two modest bean-shaped organs are quite busy, filtering about 35 gallons […]