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Actress Reveals Trick To Feel Years Younger

Aug 22, 2018
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Los Angeles — Maggie Q is best known for her roles in shows like Nikita and Designated Survivor. But today, the 38-year-old actress isn’t here to discuss her action-packed film and TV career.

She wants to talk about…going poop.

It may not be a glamorous topic, but for Maggie, it recently proved to be a life-saver.

“When you feel sluggish and run-down, it’s easy to say, ‘Well, I guess I’m just getting older,’ but now I know that’s not true — you can be 65 and still feel like you’re 20.”

Which is why she’s finally decided to share her story with others.

“For a long time, I thought something was wrong with me. I was always tired, my whole body felt heavy, and my stomach… it wasn’t just bloated, it actually looked huge,” she recalls.

Like many adults who struggle with these issues every day, Maggie initially thought her diet was the problem, or perhaps she wasn’t exercising enough.

But last year, she met a doctor who recommended something totally unexpected:

She just needed to change the way she goes to the bathroom...





















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10 Smart Sodium Smarts for a Healthy Heart

Aug 22, 2018
Lynn Allison

Most Americans have too much salt in their diet. Here’s some clever ways to cut back.

[Newsmax Health] The American Heart Association recommends that we limit our sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams daily. Most of us, however, eat about 3,400 milligrams a day. (Photo Credit: Pexels)

According to Harvard Health, there are 10 types of food that account for more than 40% of the sodium we eat each day...





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The Doctor is Out? Why Physicians are Leaving Their Practices to Pursue Other Careers

Aug 22, 2018
Nicole Spector

[NBC News] “I began to feel like an easily replaceable cog in the healthcare machine. With the [enforcement] of EHRs, I had to spend more time as a scribe. One night a child I was treating had a seizure and I couldn’t get the medicine to enable them to breathe because their chart wasn’t in the system yet. This kid was fixing to die and I, the doctor, couldn’t get the medicine. It was demoralizing ...” continue reading here...





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These Eye Drops May Allow You to Chuck Your Glasses... and Contact Lenses!

Aug 22, 2018
Abigail Klein Leichman

“In the future, this technology may enable patients to have their vision corrected in the comfort of their own home.” -- Dr. David Smadja

(Israel) – [Israel21c.org] Would you rather wear glasses or contact lenses, have laser surgery, or put drops in your eyes to see well? Consumers are starting to demand the fourth option, as new scientific advances have made corrective eye drops possible. (Illustrative photo via Shutterstock.com/ Israel21c.org)

This is big business: A couple of years ago, pharma giant Novartis acquired a company developing a topical treatment for age-related farsightedness (presbyopia), while others are experimenting with eye drops to dissolve cataracts...





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The Dark Side of Wonder Drugs: Linking Depression, Suicide and Prescription Drugs

Aug 22, 2018
Lorie Johnson

"Any drug that is affecting your mind, your mood, your feelings, has the potential to cause a disaster.” – Dr. Peter Breggin

[CBN News] Polypharmacy, which is the practice of taking lots of different medications at the same time, rose sharply in the US in the last decade. Meanwhile, the number of people committing suicide also dramatically increased. New research suggests a link between the two phenomena. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

More than 200 prescription drugs list depressive symptoms or suicidal thinking as possible side effects. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows the nearly four out of 10 Americans who take at least one of these drugs experiences more depression than people who don't take them. The study also showed depression rates increased with every additional drug taken...





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Eat Breakfast! It Burns More Carbs During Exercise and Accelerates Metabolism for Next Meal

Aug 21, 2018
News Staff

"This study suggests that, at least after a single bout of exercise, eating breakfast before exercise may 'prime' our body, ready for rapid storage of nutrition when we eat meals after exercise." – Rob Edinburgh

(England) – Eating breakfast before exercise may "prime" the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath researchers have found. 

Scientists from the University's Department for Health, working with colleagues at the universities of Birmingham, Newcastle and Stirling, were studying the effect of eating breakfast versus fasting overnight before an hour's cycling. In a control test breakfast was followed by three hours' rest. The volunteers ate a breakfast of porridge made with milk two hours before exercise. 

Post exercise or rest, the researchers tested the blood glucose levels and muscle glycogen levels of the 12 healthy male volunteers who took part. 

They discovered that eating breakfast increased the rate at which the body burned carbohydrates during exercise, as well as increasing the rate the body digested and metabolized food eaten after exercise too. 

Dr. Javier Gonzalez, senior lecturer in the Department of Health who co-led the study, said: "This is the first study to examine the ways in which breakfast before exercise influences our responses to meals after exercise...





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Sweet Summer Treats Diabetics Can Enjoy

Aug 21, 2018
Lynn Allison

In the summer, when everyone’s splurging on ice cream and other sweet treats, it is especially challenging to stay within safe limits.

“People with diabetes can still enjoy a sweet treat on occasion when their blood sugar levels are well controlled,” Melissa Matteo, MSRD, a certified diabetes instructor and registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic tells Newsmax Health. “Try to keep portions small and limited to 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrate per serving."

Click here to read some examples...







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