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The do-it-all vitamin takes on asthma—and reduces emergency attacks by 60%

Asthma has always been one of the most difficult and dangerous conditions to treat with drugs. But a new review of nine clinical trials shows that vitamin D, a.k.a. the do-it-all vitamin, can not only treat asthma safely, but also effectively. In fact, the researchers found that small daily doses of D reduced the risk …

The simple way to stop your sneezing, coughing, and sniffling

One common supplement can slash cold duration by up to 41% My father-in-law, Jack O’Leary (1930–2004), was a publisher who worked on legendary Madison Avenue in New York during the 1960s. He longed for the day when medical research finally found the proverbial “cure for the common cold.” He used to say, “Now that would …

Boost your mood with the spirits of the season

When you hear have “a cup of cheer” this holiday season, it may be more than just a figure of speech. A new study shows that when clinically depressed people have a few drinks, it actually makes them feel better.1 This flies in the face of the “conventional wisdom” that alcohol acts as a depressant. …

5 easy ways to get some R&R this holiday season

One of my favorite stories this time of year is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. But every time I read this classic fable, it brings to mind the opening line from another well-known Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The holiday …

The “stress-free” secret for keeping your heart healthy this holiday season

The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but women who take on high-pressure tasks like refereeing family squabbles or planning holiday events may feel so much stress that they put themselves at risk for serious heart problems. Why? Because this type of stress can lead to a potentially fatal condition called cardiomyopathy—particularly in women over …

The colon cancer bombshell no one is talking about

America’s No. 1 screening method is overdiagnosing a jaw-dropping 92 percent of cases The pressure to get regular colonoscopies is intense. Everyone from the CDC to Katie Couric shamelessly touts this screening method as the “gold standard” for detecting the polyps that they breathlessly warn could become deadly cancers. Well, it turns out Katie and …

Researchers discover the “perfect storm” that causes cancer

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself It’s well known that some people are more susceptible to cancer, while others appear relatively immune to it. But no one has really been able to figure out why. Until now. A new study has discovered that getting cancer is not just the result of bad luck. …

Breaking news on vitamin D

Lower cancer risk by 67%—and extend your lifespan all the way down to the genetic level This is the time of year when I’m particularly glad to be living in Florida. Sure, I miss my friends who remain up north, but I don’t miss the freezing temperatures…or the lack of sunlight. You see, my fellow …

The Thanksgiving side dish that’s better than a multivitamin

You already know about the benefits of consuming berries to reduce your risk of dementia, cancer, and other chronic diseases. And now, a huge new study shows that eating more berries can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 18%. Of course, fresh berries are hard to come by this time …

The diet “no-no” that might actually help you LOSE weight

You might be surprised that I actually think of pasta as one of the foods associated with Thanksgiving. And according to a new study, that’s good news for my (and your) health. The study of 23,000 people in Pozzilli, Italy, found that eating pasta is associated with lower risk of obesity.[1] And not just body mass …


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