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Eat chili peppers for a longer (and hotter) life

The next time you make dinner, throw some red, hot chili peppers into the dish. New research links them with improved longevity. For this new study, researchers at the University of Vermont analyzed dietary and lifestyle data on a cohort of more than 16,000 people and followed them for up to 23 years. Overall, they …

Three real strategies for combatting the flu

The government keeps pushing its useless vaccines for the annual influenza virus, but the virus still makes its rounds, year after year. Faced with that grim reality, some researchers are looking at other ways to slow the spread of the annual flu. In one recent investigation spanning 12 countries, researchers wanted to see whether school …

Digging for real answers about potatoes

Potatoes don’t get a lot of respect from nutritional scientists. Even the government can’t decide (as if that is any criterion) about the health benefits of potatoes. They go back and forth, taking them out and putting them back again, in school lunch programs and the Women, Infants, Children (WIC) program. I find — as …

Who does your doctor really work for?

With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — big government’s short-lived, failed experiment — it may have seemed as though your doctor worked for the government or for insurance companies. Hopefully, that aspect of crony capitalist co-dependency is about to come to a halt with the ACA’s repeal and replacement. But even with the ACA on …

New research confirms the real, silent killer behind heart disease

A brand-new study published in one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world finally links heart disease directly to stress. Of course, I came to this very conclusion 40 years ago, based on my own independent research as a young medical student. My investigation into the real cause of heart disease began with …

“Fake” cancer diagnoses on the rise

We have heard a lot about “fake news” lately. And, sad to say, the problems of fake reporting apply to health and medicine as well. In fact, one recent headline said that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) admits that much of the $100 billion per year cancer industry is spent on toxic chemotherapy treatments for …

The natural weight loss wonder backed by science, not hype

There is so much hype about weight loss supplements. And most of the time, that’s ALL it is — hype. As I reported back in 2015 in my Insiders’ Cures newsletter, most so-called weight-loss supplements fall short, according to the science. But some new research has revealed a very interesting exception to this general “rule.” …

Does healthier food always = more expensive?

Must healthy food cost more? Anyone who chooses to shop at Whole Foods would probably answer, “but of course.” After all, Whole Foods — nicknamed “whole paycheck” — places a higher priced premium on healthier foods for one main reason: because it can. In fact, a new series of studies conducted by U.S. researchers show …

Sunlight energizes your immune system

New evidence out of Georgetown University suggests that sun exposure — even in the dead of winter — can help you fight off colds better and faster. Let me explain… When we talk about sun exposure, most people think about ultraviolet B (UVB) wavelengths. UVB wavelengths are invisible to the human eye. And they also …

Science shows humans are “designed” to drink alcohol

Many nanny-state public health officials call for the prohibition of alcohol. But I stick to the science. And the science shows moderate alcohol consumption has many health benefits, as I often report. Plus, a new report by my colleague, science reporter Faye Flam, explains how humans developed the ability to metabolize alcohol millions of years …


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