Pointless Medical Tests May Be Sucking You Dry… And Putting Your Life at Risk!

The news came like a gut-punch. Americans are spending $200 billion every year for unnecessary medical tests and treatments. And it’s not just hitting us in the wallet.

Because these pointless procedures lead to an avoidable 30,000 deaths each year!

These wasteful tests and treatments have another effect. They may cause delays in needed treatment. When Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center recently eliminated pointless testing, it made a huge difference.

The hospital cut the waiting time for cataract surgery by six whole months!

Unnecessary tests and treatments are a major sticking point across the entire U.S. healthcare system. Doctors often say they’re a sign of cautious treatment… That they lower risks and save money in the long run.

But the truth is… they do just the opposite.

Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself…

More Care… More Cost

According to PBS News Hour, overtreatment and over-testing occur for complaints ranging from C-sections to blood draws.

Over-cautious doctors order more tests to “cover their butts”… and use aggressive treatment options to ensure a positive outcome. Even when they’re not called for. It’s called “defensive medicine.”

Plus, some hospitals see a financial incentive to run more tests more often.

The result is shocking. According to a self-study at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, their doctors only treated 6% of patients reviewed over 3 years according to medical standards.

The rest were over-tested or over-treated.

Patients whose doctors didn’t follow the guidelines were more likely to be re-admitted, suffer with complications, and spend more time in the hospital.

That’s right. More care led to even more care. And more cost. And the bottom line comes down to you paying more out of pocket.

Caution is one thing. But you’re paying for laziness in far too many cases.

Same Day… Same Test… Double the Charge

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital looked at tests ordered in emergency rooms… and then ordered when patients were moved out of emergency to a tertiary hospital.

On average, each patient had one test performed in emergency ordered again when they were moved out of emergency. These unnecessary duplicate tests were all ordered within 12 hours of the originals.

And here’s the shocker: These tests were ordered even though the results of the original tests came back “normal.”

A 2014 study found 41% of tests ordered in intensive care units (ICU) were unnecessary. The lion’s share was ordered on Mondays. The researchers also found some other surprising results.

Older patients accounted for more than half of ICU patients – and 63% of the deaths. Yet patients under 59 accounted for almost half of the tests ordered. And the number of unnecessary tests appears linked to the length of stay in the ICU.

Patients in the ICU for more than 10 days averaged 31 unnecessary tests. Those in the ICU for less than 10 days, averaged only 19.

In other words, people stuck in the ICU for over 10 days had an average of 3 tests they didn’t need per day… while those who spent less than 10 days “only” suffered through an average of 2 unnecessary tests per day.

A Middle Eastern study found 3 tests accounted for 11% of all the unnecessary tests…

Your Dollars at Waste… And a Solution

U.S. News and World Report found Americans waste at least $500 billion on unnecessary breast cancer treatments alone. Every year.

According to the authors, experts caution that the more tests taken, the more likely one will result in a false positive. Which results in billions in unnecessary treatments.

U.S. News also warns against multiple referrals. The more referrals to specialists, the more likely a “problem” will be found. They also note multiple referrals may be a sign your primary care doctor is overwhelmed.

AARP also suggests the following tests may be unnecessary…

  • Yearly stress tests and electrocardiograms
  • PET scans for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Annual PAP tests
  • Testosterone for erectile dysfunction
  • Upper-tract imaging for enlarged prostate

And these are just a drop in the bucket. Doctors estimate more than $80 billion dollars are wasted on pointless back pain treatments every year. Along with billions more on PSA screens and colonoscopies.

The bottom line – as with so many other medical situations – is to ask, “Why?”

If a doctor orders a test already given recently, ask, “Why?” If a doctor orders a test that doesn’t seem related to other tests, ask, “Why?”

Don’t accept, “Just to be safe,” as a reason. Every test should be for a reason. And every treatment should have a specific cause.

Defensive medicine protects doctors from lawsuits. But it also costs ordinary Americans like you billions of dollars. And potentially exposes you to unnecessary risk.

Don’t let a loved one become one of the 30,000 a year slain by unnecessary tests and treatments. Simply asking, “Why?” could lead to a different – and healthier – outcome.

Many healthcare organizations are fighting the scourge of over-testing and overtreatment. Help them by asking the questions they’d ask if they were there.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Warning: Not All Drug Studies Tell the Truth

When a study comes out in support of an herb, mainstream medicine loves to cry foul. The sample was too small, they say. Or the study wasn’t long enough. Or – their favorite – the study was simply biased.

Of course pro-drug studies are just as small. Or just as short. But bias? That can be tough to pinpoint. Just thinking an herb might work may be enough for a claim of bias.

Well, it’s time to put the shoe on the other foot. But, in this case, you may be in real danger. Because drug industry bias may have you taking a medicine that doesn’t really work. Or may have dangerous side effects.

Here’s the story…

Drug Studies: You Get What You Pay For

Back in 2003, scientists searched two large study databases. They went through more than 20 years of studies in Embase and over 30 years in the Medline database, run by Uncle Sam.

Three scientists settled on 30 studies to review. They looked at how many of the studies were favorable and who sponsored those studies.

On average, studies paid for by the drug industry were four times more likely to be favorable than studies not sponsored by drug companies. Their conclusion?

“Systematic bias favours products which are made by the company funding the research.”

This was no fly-by-night study, either. It was published in the prestigious British Medical Journal.

In 2008, a University of York study also looked at bias in drug trials. This study looked at reviews of research that looked for evidence of bias. (Sort of a study of studies)

This time, the researchers combed through 10 medical study databases. They included 6 large reviews in their study…

  • Two reviews found studies funded by drug companies stated risks as lower than studies funded from outside the industry.
  • In four reviews they found drugs were more likely to be deemed “safe” in industry-funded studies. Even when the risk of harmful effects was high.

The researchers found Big Pharma’s studies usually reported the results correctly… but were far more likely to “spin” results to look favorable.

Over the years, review after review has found similar results.

Don’t Be Fooled By Big Pharma’s Smoke and Mirrors

Most magicians are honest. They’ll tell you right out that real magic doesn’t exist. Not Big Pharma, though. They want you to swallow their smoke and mirrors act… because that’s how they make a lot of their money.

One of their cleverest tricks is the “disappearing study.”

You may have thought every study is considered when evaluating a new drug for use. That’s not true. The drug industry often decides not to publish studies. In essence, they cherry-pick the studies they use to back their applications.

In 2016, a team from the United Kingdom reviewed 15 medical databases for comparisons of results of published vs. unpublished studies.

They found 46% of published studies noted adverse events linked to the trial in question. But 95% of unpublished studies noted adverse events. In other words, favorable results see the light of day far more often than bad results.

“There is strong evidence that much of the information on adverse events remains unpublished,” the authors wrote, “and that the number and range of adverse events is higher in unpublished than in published versions of the same study.”

Wait. Run that by me again. There may be two different versions of the same study? And the published version is more likely to be favorable?

How’s that for smoke and mirrors?

More Big Pharma Tricks to Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes

In 2017, scientists at the University of Sydney revealed even more of the drug industry’s tricks.

Industry-funded studies, they found, may skew results by…

  • Designing the study to be favorable
  • Framing questions to lead to positive answers
  • Using questionable data analysis
  • Reporting results selectively
  • Spinning results for a positive result.

In this analysis, industry-sponsored studies were 34% more likely to show positive results.

“We need bias assessments tools for drug studies,” said senior author Prof. Lisa Bero, “that take funding source into account.” Because, “Currently, we have no validated way to detect or evaluate these subtle but systematic biases.”

So Big Pharma influences the results of studies. Quite possibly studies involved in drugs you take. What can you do?

Become Your Own Advocate

Your #1 defense is to ask questions. Why this drug? Are their safer alternatives? What are the risks? If this irritates your doctor, maybe you need a new doctor.

Read the patient information sheet that’s required for every prescription drug. Yes, it’s long. But better a long read than a short life. (Keep in mind Consumer’s Union found violations of FDA rules in 4 out of 5 inserts they reviewed in 2011.)

Search online for the generic drug name plus the word “risk.” Also for the generic drug name plus the words “adverse events.” Pay attention to the results from trusted sources, such as PubMed or well-known media resources.

You can’t protect yourself from all of Big Pharma’s deceptions. But – with a little effort – you can defend against some of the worst. Just being aware of the problem is a big step forward.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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What They Don’t Tell You About Curcumin

You’ve probably heard a lot about curcumin in the last couple of years. Some claim it’s the answer to everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. They point to hundreds of positive studies. But there’s one little detail these cheerleaders usually leave out…

Your body has an awful time absorbing curcumin.

Turmeric is the spice richest in curcumin. But you may absorb as little as 5% of the curcumin in an ordinary supplement. In other words, you spend a lot of money for very little benefit.

But there’s an easy way to get more active curcumin into your body. Here’s what you should know…

Turmeric’s Benefits Aren’t a Miracle… They’re Science

Recent curcumin studies have created quite a stir. Here are just a few of the benefits they’ve revealed about curcumin.  It…

  • Supports healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels
  • Promotes clear arteries for normalized blood flow
  • Stimulates better mood and working memory improvements
  • Encourages healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Promotes less joint pain and stiffness.

I could point to dozens of other ways curcumin boosts your health – from better digestion… to eye and skin health… to exercise recovery. And so much more.

Curcumin works by blocking inflammation triggers.

You see, your body faces two kinds of inflammation: acute and chronic. Acute inflammation happens when you’re injured.

You may cut your hand or twist your ankle. The injured area quickly turns red and swells. This is caused by defensive molecules that begin repairs. It’s normal and natural.

But a poor diet, air pollution, stress, and many other factors cause low-level, chronic inflammation. It’s as if your body thinks it’s been injured everywhere… but just a little bit. That triggers release of small amounts of the same defensive agents your body uses to fight a cut or sprain.

When this low-level defense goes on and on, it leads to damage. And almost every health problem you can imagine. Heart trouble… sore, aching joints… abnormal cell division… even memory problems.

Curcumin can block the triggers that cause this low-level response. And thus defend against the damage they cause.

Well it can if you can absorb it. That’s why you need to know this little secret.

Making Curcumin Available – and Multiplying Its Power

Scientists working at St. John’s University discovered there’s an herb that boosts curcumin absorption. And not by just a little. By as much as 2,000%!

It’s called piperine. Combine it with turmeric, and you can absorb a lot more curcumin… and get the full benefit. And there’s only one form of piperine that’s been granted a patent for its ability to boost nutrient absorption.

It’s called BioPerine® – and it’s one reason Curcumin Triple Burn is different from ordinary turmeric supplements.

Anti-aging expert Dr. Al Sears formulated Curcumin Triple Burn to give your body the strongest defenses possible. That’s why he added three more potent herbs to back up curcumin’s anti-irritant action.

Ginger root inhibits a molecule called Nuclear Factor-kappa beta (NF- kB). NF-kB helps control more than 400 genes linked to systemic irritation. That’s why Dr. Sears saw ginger as a perfect complement to curcumin.

He also added galangal – a little-known anti-microbial herb – and holy basil.

Holy basil is an adaptogen, an herb that helps your body deal with stress. Research shows it helps ease levels of cortisol, your body’s main stress hormone. Less stress, less cortisol, less systemic irritation.

Finally: A Turmeric Supplement That Really Works

Dr. Sears has spent decades searching for herbal solutions in the most inaccessible places on Earth. And he’s poured all his years of experience and expertise into Curcumin Triple Burn.

This unique formula features a full 1,000 mg of turmeric root… BioPerine® for maximum absorbability… and three herbal “boosters” to enhance curcumin’s effectiveness. There’s simply nothing else like it available anywhere.

You can maximize your defenses against the low-level irritation that leads to joint pain, heart trouble, and a host of other health issues. Simply by maximizing the potency of your turmeric supplement.

Stress, air pollution, toxins, and all the other irritants out there never take a rest. Your defenses shouldn’t, either.

Do what I do – and choose the maximum defenses of Curcumin Triple Burn.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Here’s Why You Should Stop Taking Fish Oil

For years, nutrition experts have told you to take fish oil. It’s good for your heart… it may boost memory and mental clarity… and it’s a potent anti-inflammatory.

So why would I suggest you stop taking fish oil?

Because the latest research shows it’s not the best way to get your Omega-3s. If you’re still taking fish oil, you may be missing out on important benefits.

Fish Oil Delivers the Wrong Balance of Omega-3s

Read the label of almost any fish oil, and you’ll notice something. Fish oils have far more EPA than DHA. These two “marine” Omega-3s deliver most of fish oil’s benefits. But they’re not created equal.

For example, it’s the DHA in fish oil that’s key to healthy vision. You also have high levels of DHA in your brain. There, it’s critical for sending nerve signals efficiently.

Among its other jobs, DHA boosts immune function, fights inflammation, and improves the metabolism of individual cells.

DHA is a vital part of cell membranes. It blocks large LDL molecules from the muscle cells lining your arteries. So DHA supports normal flow in your arteries.

That’s not to say EPA isn’t useful. For example, it’s the main anti-inflammatory Omega-3. EPA also helps ease joint pain. It works by blocking the action of enzymes that trigger inflammation – such as the so-called “COX” enzymes.

With all DHA does, getting more may be a key to staying as healthy as possible.

Especially since most Americans don’t get enough.

Omega-3s May Be the Chink in Your Health Armor

A study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) found people with higher levels of EPA and DHA in their blood have a lower risk of early death.

A second study found most people – in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East – don’t get enough Omega-3s. The Japanese and Scandinavians came out on top… probably because they eat a lot of fatty fish.

To get Americans up to the highest levels seen in the NHLBI study would require up to a gram of extra Omega-3s a day.

Only a handful of fish – such as mackerel, herring, and salmon – have that much in a single serving. And you’d have to eat a serving a day, while the guideline is only two servings a week.

Even then, you’d be getting far more EPA than DHA. Just as you would with most supplements. That’s where Omega Rejuvenol comes in.

A Better Way to Get Your Omega-3s… and More

Developed by nutrition pioneer Dr. Al Sears, Omega Rejuvenol replaces fish oil with two other marine Omega-3s: krill and calamari oils.

The calamari oil in Omega Rejuvenol is 50% DHA – the highest concentration I’ve ever seen. And krill, being at the bottom of the food chain, are as clean a source of Omega-3s as you’ll find.

Omega Rejuvenol also delivers key vitamins often low in our diet: Vitamins A, D3, and K2. Plus, it’s a good source of tocotrienols – forms of vitamin E very scarce in the Western diet.

Finally, Dr. Sears added the potent antioxidant astaxanthin. Studies suggest it may help normalize the balance between “good” and “bad” cholesterol… defend against narrowing of arteries… and even promote blood sugar control.

If you’re still taking fish oil, your supplement is out of date. Click here to read more about the power-boosting support of DHA-rich marine oils – and more – with Omega Rejuvenol

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Does New Study Really Show a Low-Carb Diet Is Deadly?

The headline says it all: “Low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should be
avoided.”

According to new research from Poland, following a low-carb diet raises your risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Plus, a low-carb lifestyle boosts your risk of an early death by almost a third!

Really? Or is this another case of medical fear-mongering?

Before you start adding mounds of pasta back into your diet, here’s what you need to know.

It Looks Like Someone’s Jumping to Conclusions

Just because two things exist side by side, it’s not proof one causes the other. Scientists put it this way: “Correlation is not causation.”

It’s easy to jump to conclusions when two things seem to pop up together consistently. For example, look at my recent message on osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

Studies show that people with osteoporosis are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. But the best research suggests it’s not because osteoporosis leads to Alzheimer’s. It’s more likely they have common risk factors.

This new study only found that low-carb diets and a higher risk of certain health issues exist side by side. It doesn’t prove the one causes the other.

In fact, the results of this study are way out of line with what its own authors found in other studies.

Violating the Cardinal Rule of Proof

The Polish study’s authors reviewed seven similar studies. And the numbers they found weren’t even close to theirs.

The risk of early death in the other studies was half their finding. The heart disease risk in the other studies was less than a third. And the cancer risk was below 25% of their number.

In other words, seven other studies found a correlation… but it was just a fraction of the new study’s results.

Another number that didn’t match up? Follow-up. The other seven studies average follow-up was 15.6 years. The new study had an average follow-up of just 6.4 years. Getting such highly inflated results in such a short time should set off alarm bells.

The press release for this new study may contain its own explanation for the alarming results.

Not All Low-Carb Diets Are Healthy

General dietary descriptions can be misleading. For instance, years ago, I worked with a young vegetarian lady. She knew vegetarians lived longer than average, and was convinced she should avoid meat.

But her “vegetarian” diet consisted largely of fast-food burgers (without the beef patty) with French fries… meatless pizza… and other questionable food choices. Technically, she was a vegetarian, but her diet was anything but healthy.

A low-carb diet can be the same. If you replace complex carbs with red meat and saturated fat, you’re not doing yourself any favors. Even though you’re technically following a low-carb diet.

And the new study’s authors seem to admit this when they point out, “The reduced intake of fiber and fruits and increased intake of animal protein, cholesterol, and saturated fat with these diets may play a role. Differences in minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals might also be involved.”

In other words, replacing complex carbs – like flour, pasta, and potatoes – with red meat and saturated fat may not be your best choice.

A healthy low-carb diet is low in complex carbs… but rich in fruits and vegetables. It appears the Polish study is really pointing out that eating an unhealthy diet may be linked to poor health.

A 2018 study published by The Lancet came to exactly that conclusion. In this study, people who substituted red meat and fat for carbs had a higher risk of early death. But those who swapped out complex carbs for fruits and veggies lowered their risk.

There Is Such a Thing as a Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle

A 2014 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine compared a low-fat diet to a low-carb diet. After a year, volunteers on the low-carb diet had lost 7.7 pounds more than the low-fat group. The low-carb group also saw a bigger drop in blood fats linked to heart disease.

In 2015, an international team of doctors recommended a low-carb diet to help control Type II diabetes.

The doctors (more than two dozen of them!) pointed out a low-carb diet beats low-fat for controlling blood sugar, weight loss, and more. In fact, the group found twelve points in favor of a low-carb diet.

And a 20-year-long study from Harvard School of Public Health found no link between low-carb diets and higher heart disease risk. But the study did find replacing complex carbs with plant foods lowered the risk of heart disease.

Should You Go Low-Fat? The Bottom Line

Complex carbohydrates are not your friends. A moderate amount of whole grains isn’t bad. But most products today are “made with whole grains” – or “contain whole grains.” Which means you’re really getting mostly processed carbs.

And processed carbs lead to blood sugar spikes… which can lead to diabetes.

High-carb diets are also linked to obesity, which can cause a whole laundry list of health problems. Like heart disease, arthritis, and stroke.

A low-carb lifestyle beats low-fat hands down in battling obesity, maintaining lean muscle mass, easing blood fat issues, defeating diabetes, and more. Just be smart about it.

Replace complex carbs with veggies – especially dark and brightly colored options. Red peppers are loaded with fiber and vitamin A. Dark green leafy vegetables deliver lutein, vitamin K, and essential minerals. Broccoli is a rich source of sulforaphanes – plant compounds that battle cancer.

Skinless, free-range poultry… grass-fed beef… and wild-caught fish are great sources of protein – along with other nutrients missing from their factory-farmed counterparts.

And, of course, eat a moderate amount of fruits and nuts.

Can a low-carb diet cause an early death? If you replace the carbs with factory-farmed bacon and saturated fats, probably. But if you eat a diet rich in gunpowder, you chance the same effect.

Any time you add too much of a good thing, you risk hurting your health.

You need protein. You need fats. Even saturated fats. But you don’t need too much of them.

A low-carb lifestyle that includes plenty of fruits and veggies – only a moderate amount of protein and dietary fats – isn’t likely to boost your risk of an early death. In fact, as the folks at Harvard found, it may do just the opposite.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Even Worse Than Your Worst Health Nightmare

We fear a handful of diseases more than others. And rightfully so.

Diseases like osteoporosis. Many sufferers – especially women – don’t realize they have it until they begin to shrink… or develop the so-called “widow’s hump.”

Osteoporosis leaves you fragile. Like a delicate porcelain doll, even a slight bump or misstep can leave you broken… shattered. Fear of fractures has sidelined millions of formerly active adults.

Osteoporosis – weak, brittle bones – rates as a top fear among mature adults. For active seniors, it’s a nightmare.

Dementia – the slipping away of your mind, memory, and identity – is another nightmare that haunts us.

So imagine if the two were connected. If having osteoporosis also raised your risk of dementia.

Well, it does. Here’s what you need to know to build your defenses now.

Huge Study Links Osteoporosis and Dementia

A team of German and French doctors followed the health of almost 60,000 adults for 20 years. What they found was developing osteoporosis raises your risk of dementia up to about 30%.

The doctors compared 29,983 adults with osteoporosis to 29,983 healthy adults. After 20 years, they found men with osteoporosis were 20% more likely to develop dementia. Among women, the risk rose by 30%.

This wasn’t the first study to reach this conclusion. In 2014, Chinese researchers published a similar study. This research showed a 46% higher risk of any dementia among patients with osteoporosis. And a 39% higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

A 2017 European analysis of studies also found a link, but the authors took their research a step further. And that may be the good news here.

There’s No Proof Osteoporosis Leads to Dementia

The European team combed through 66 years of studies. They discovered scientists saw a link between osteoporosis and dementia… but no evidence the one causes the other.

But they did find evidence of similar risk factors for both diseases.

In other words, the two share some risk factors. Which may be why people with osteoporosis are more likely to develop dementia. It also means, working to prevent or reverse osteoporosis may also cut your risk of dementia.

Here’s what the scientists found…

You Can Control Risk Factors for Both Diseases

The two diseases have several common risk factors. The study only mentions one you can’t control, so let’s talk about that one first.

You have a gene called APOE. It carries the “plans” for a protein called apolipoprotein E. This protein links with fats to help carry cholesterol in your bloodstream.

APOE has several variants. One of these – APOE4 – is linked to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). People with the APOE4 variety of the gene are more likely to develop AD.

As it turns out, they’re also at a higher risk of osteoporosis.

The good news is that about half of all people have a different form of the APOE gene – called APOE3. Others have the APOE2 variant. So the chances are good you don’t have this risk factor anyway.

The scientists also found nutritional issues linked to higher risk for both dementia and osteoporosis. Two are especially easy to influence.

People with both these diseases tend to have lower levels of vitamins D and K than healthy adults. So, in theory, boosting your intake of these two vitamins should cut your risk.

To boost your vitamin K levels, eat more leafy green vegetables – such as spinach, chard, and kale. You can get smaller amounts from cabbage, broccoli, fish, meat and eggs.

Your best source of vitamin D is sunlight. Just 20 minutes of summer sun a day will trigger more than enough vitamin D for a person with “average” white skin. If your skin is darker, it will take longer. (Never stay in the sun long enough to burn!)

You can also get some vitamin D from fatty fish, beef liver, and vitamin-fortified foods. Or take a natural vitamin D supplement.

Both these vitamins help build bone mass. Higher levels are linked to a lower risk of dementia. And they may be an easy way to avoid your worst health nightmare.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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3 Secrets to a Longer, More Active Life

In terms of longevity, the world saw two milestones in July 2018. Chiyo Miyako, the world’s oldest woman passed away at 117. And the world’s oldest man, Masazo Nonaka, celebrated his 113th birthday.

As you may have guessed by the names, both these “super-centenarians” are Japanese. Japan has more people over 100 than any other country. Last year, Japan boasted 67,824 people over 100.

Japan doesn’t just have the highest percentage of citizens over 100, either. The country enjoys the longest average life expectancy of any major industrialized nation.

Perhaps even more important, Japanese citizens generally enjoy 75 years or more of robust good health. Japanese seniors are healthier and more active on average than their peers anywhere in the world.

And science is beginning to unravel their secrets.

Okinawa – Japan’s Anti-aging “Blue Zone”

Perhaps you’ve heard of Blue Zones before. They’re spots where people tend to live much longer than average. Okinawa – a string of Japanese islands – has long held a place of honor among blue zones. Because Okinawans held the record for long, healthy lives for many, many years.

Okinawans have a mealtime tradition somewhat different from other cultures. Before each meal, Okinawans traditionally said, “Hara hachi bu.” It’s a reminder to eat only till you’re 80% full.

Calorie restriction is linked to longevity in some animal studies. So scientists believe the tradition of not eating till your full may contribute to the long life Okinawans have enjoyed for centuries.

The traditional Okinawan diet is also different from most other parts of the world.

Okinawans eat fish about 3 times a week. They rarely eat red meat. And their local vegetables are remarkably nutrient-dense.

According to Britain’s Guardian newspaper, “their purple sweet potatoes are rich in flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamin E and lycopene…” They also eat bitter melons and bitter cucumbers that are nutrient dense. Their diet includes lots of green tea and the spice turmeric. And at least two types of seaweed are a regular part of their diet.

But scientists have seen a change in the health status of younger Okinawans. Since the arrival of U.S. troops – and the fast food outlets that come in their wake – the life expectancy of Okinawans has begun to drop. Western foods may be erasing one of the world’s Blue Zones.

But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t follow Japan’s example.

This “Health Backwater” May Prove to Be the World’s Newest Blue Zone

Nagano Prefecture sits at the heart of the Japanese Alps. And at the heart of Japan.

Nagano is best known as the home to the 1998 Winter Olympics. But, in Japan, Nagano was also known for many years as the home of some of Japan’s shortest-lived citizens. If you lived in Nagano, your chances of a long life were pretty slim.

Then all that changed.

You see, Nagano is land-locked. Mountainous. And offers very little land suitable for farming. Men here had fairly high rates of stroke, heart disease, and other health problems.

Throughout the winter, Nagano’s residents ate lots of pickled vegetables – which are extremely high in salt. In fact studies showed people in Nagano ate 2 to 3 times the “safe” amount of salt in their diets.

So the government stepped in to change the local diet. And more.

Today, men in Nagano work well past the U.S. retirement age. And when they “retire,” many work on family farms – remaining active well into their 70s and 80s.

The people of Nagano eat far less salt then before… and focus their diet on healthier options. The result is a huge boost in life expectancy.

Women in Nagano now live an average of 87.2 years. Men average 80.9 years. And most of those years are healthy years. The turn-around has been so dramatic, the average life expectancy in Nagano is greater than in Okinawa.

AARP showcased an example of this dramatic turnaround in 2014.

When Takami Kuroiwa retired, he began working on the family farm. But, by the time he was 66, Kuroiwa had rejoined the workforce, and began working in the tourism industry.

But he still devoted 12 hours a day on weekends to the family farm. “It’s part of the lifestyle here, says Kuroiwa.” You work in an office and then you retire to the farm. It’s just the next stage in life.”

The combination of diet and activity seems to work. As I said, Nagano now outpaces Okinawa in terms of longevity.

But one Japanese researcher hopes to answer the longevity question once and for all.

Decades of Data Reveal Keys to Longevity

Professor Manami Inoue has been following the health of more than 100,000 Japanese adults since the 1990s.

Prof. Inoue’s volunteers were between 40 and 69 at the start of the study. And they’ve been checking in every 5 to 10 years since.

So far, the study has found – among other things…

  • Smoking boosts your risk of early death by 50%.
  • Drinking green tea lowers your risk of all-cause mortality.
  • Lifestyle is far more important than genetics when it comes to longevity.

Needless to say, the lifestyle discovery is the most significant. Because it shows you can make a big impact on how long you’ll live.

As younger Okinawans embrace Western habits, their life expectancy drops. But the people of Nagano have made the opposite change. Proving you can turn a dark future into a bright one… just by making a few simple changes in your life.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Even “Trusted Sources” May Put Your Health at Risk

The lie reared its ugly head again. As the U.S. celebrated National Tequila Day, “news” outlets fell all over themselves to remind us that drinking tequila may be a great way to lose weight.

Seriously. Britain’s Independent ran with the headline, “TEQUILA IS LINKED TO WEIGHT LOSS, STUDY CLAIMS.”

According to the article, “…a study has found a link between tequila and weight loss.” And, “According to research… everyone’s favorite party spirit, which is being celebrated today in the US for National Tequila Day, can help lower your blood sugar too.”

The only problem? It’s complete B.S.

Millions rely on the Web for health information. Here’s why that’s often a bad – even potentially fatal – idea.

Numbers Have Become More Important Than Truth

Newscaster Walter Cronkite was once the most trusted man in America. When he closed his nightly newscast with “And that’s the way it is,” millions of Americans knew it was true.

In those days, networks took news coverage seriously. The nightly news – both national and local – wasn’t expected to turn a profit. It was expected to inform. It was the cost for filling the rest of their airtime with programming aimed at making a buck.

At some point, this view began to change. The network with the most news viewers started prime time with an advantage. Getting up to change the channel was a hassle. So the biggest news audience could boost prime time ratings. And profits.

Human interest stories began to crowd out actual news stories. Journalists were replaced at the anchor desk with pretty faces. And sensationalism took the place of accuracy in headlines.

Which brings us to the tequila story.

We Got You to Read It… Who Cares If It’s Not True?

Apparently, not some major media outlets. Here are the headlines they ran on the same study The Independent covered…

Time Magazine – “Study: Sugars Found In Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight”
Cosmopolitan – “It turns out tequila is GOOD FOR YOU”
Britain’s Daily Express – “Weight loss: How THIS alcoholic drink could help you lose weight”

All of these stories – and dozens of others I checked – claim drinking tequila may help you lose weight. All cited the same 2014 study.

It wasn’t till I reached page 3 of the 8.6 million results for “tequila weight loss” that I found a dissenting voice.

That’s disturbing. Because drinking tequila won’t help you lose weight. And the study all these stories cite tells you exactly that.

The study found agavins – a carbohydrate in agave plants – helped keep blood sugar levels lower in mice. They also boosted insulin levels in these mice.

That may be good news for diabetics. But not for tequila drinkers. Why?

 “All ethanol in tequila comes from the fermentation of glucose and fructose generated after agave pines are cooked,” says a press release from the publisher. “But because the agavins are converted to ethanol, agavins are not found in the finished product.”

This is the source material for most of these articles. But hundreds of media outlets went for the sensational headline… and skipped the truth.

An isolated incident? I don’t think so. The Independent also published this headline: “DRINKING TEQUILA IS GOOD FOR YOUR BONES, SCIENCE SAYS.”

Which is also complete B.S. But that didn’t stop other media outlets – such as The N.Y. Post and L.A. Times from publishing the same misleading crap.

There’s only one way to protect yourself from this kind of bad reporting.

Get the Real Story From the Source

You’ll often get a different story reading the source material health reporters use. Sometimes an article includes a link to the source. If it doesn’t, you may have to dig a little.

If an article’s source is a university study, the college has probably issued a press release. Just search online for the topic and the university name. Or go to the university’s website and search there.

Organizations often publish research presented at conferences. They also issue press releases. A search for the organization and the topic will often turn up the source material.

If all else fails, PubMed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) or Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com) can often find the source material for you.

You can’t always trust media reports. As we’ve seen here, the drive for viewers can trump facts. And when it comes to your health, you need facts.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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23andEverybody… Your Genetic Data May Screw You

The company calls itself “23andMe.” It’s a reference to the 23 pairs of chromosomes that express your unique genetic make-up.

More than 5 million people have sent their genetic material for analysis. 80% of them say the company can share their genetic data for research.

And share the company does. They’re selling your data to drug makers, research labs, and universities. In fact, it’s their big moneymaker.

Now, two new developments may change just how “private” your genetic privacy really is.

That’s why I’m sending out this urgent alert.

Big Pharma’s Big Play for Your Genetic Data

23andMe has a clear privacy policy. They promise not to share identifiable data without your okay.

That’s nice. But a new partnership may be the first step in eroding that policy.

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline just invested $300 million in 23andMe. Which includes a 4-year data-sharing partnership.

This could be a problem. As Gizmodo noted in April of 2017, “Though to be fair, it’s debatable how anonymous that data really is.”

“In one case,” they report, “researchers were able to find out a man’s last name using only the short repeats on his Y chromosome and access to a genealogy database.”

In other words, if they want to find out who you are, they probably can.

That could be a problem. But another issue may be worse.

If insurance companies – or employers – can demand your DNA profile, you may wind up out of work… out of coverage… and out of luck.

That’s where Congress comes in.

Kiss Your Privacy – and Maybe Much More – Good-bye

Back in 2008,  Congress saw dangers in DNA testing.

  • Employers might not hire folks at a high genetic risk for some health issues.
  • Insurers might charge them higher rates. Or simply deny coverage

So Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). The Act blocks the use of your genetic information by employers and insurers.

You see, a “genetic predisposition” doesn’t prove anything. And Congress felt companies shouldn’t discriminate on the basis of genetic risk.

So they banned the practice before it could take hold. Now, those protections are under attack.

The “Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act” would exempt workplace wellness programs from the genetic testing ban. And employees who refuse genetic testing may even be fined.

Congress Is Rolling Back Your Privacy Rights

This new act creates three exemptions to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and GINA.

  • It rolls back protections under the ADA
  • It lets health insurers collect DNA data
  • It lets companies collect genetic information on employees’ family members.

That’s right: Congress may make your genetic information available to employers and insurance companies. And punish you if you don’t cooperate.

The “Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act” (H.R. 1313) has already passed its first committee. All Republicans voted in favor. All Democrats opposed the Act.

If this act passes Congress, employers will be free to demand DNA tests… and who knows where that could lead?

One thing, though, is clear. Big Pharma and the insurance industry both want your DNA data. And the only one who can lose in that scenario is you.

If you’re concerned about your genetic privacy, you need to make yourself heard. Contact your senator and congressperson and let them know you oppose H.R. 1313. You can find their contact info at https://www.congress.gov/contact-us.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Are You a Victim of Unnecessary Surgery? It’s More Common than You Think

The old adage says, “To a man with a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.” It’s an amusing observation… until you apply it to surgery.

The latest evidence suggests surgeons see the world very much like that man with the hammer. And the result has been millions of pointless surgeries.

The latest example reveals doctors perform over 200,000 pointless surgeries every year. For just one problem. And that’s in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, the number is much higher.

And that’s just one example. Before you submit to any surgery, here’s what you need to know…

The Shoulder Pain Cure That Isn’t

“Shoulder impingement syndrome” is a common problem. It’s often called “thrower’s shoulder” or “swimmer’s shoulder.” It’s caused by inflammation of the muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff.

The standard treatment is “keyhole” surgery. This is a minimally invasive surgery to “decompress” the inflammation.

In the U.S. alone, doctors do more than 210,000 of these procedures every year. And new research from Finland shows they’re pretty much pointless.

This isn’t the first study to show these procedures don’t work. Earlier studies found the procedure doesn’t work any better than “placebo surgery.” In spite of that, the number of these surgeries performed has skyrocketed.

Think about that for a moment: Multiple studies show this procedure doesn’t offer real relief. And doctors keep cutting anyway.

The Finnish study followed 189 patients for two years. Patients who had fake surgery got just as much relief as those who went through the real thing.

Basically, this suggests you could just cut a patient’s skin, stitch it up, and they’d get just as much benefit as if you’d sliced and diced inside their shoulder.

And here’s the awful part: In spite of multiple studies showing this procedure doesn’t work, doctors still perform it routinely.

In spite of the fact physiotherapy works as well.

But at far less cost. And at no profit to surgeons. An anomaly? Hardly.

Pointless Heart Surgeries Abound

The New York Times reports the use of stents may be no more than an example of the placebo effect.

“The placebo effect” is the change in health status caused by an inert change. For example, the use of a sugar pill. Or – as in the study above – faux surgery.

In a 2007 study, involving nearly 2,300 patients with narrowed arteries, installing stents provided no more benefit than non-surgical therapy. There was virtually no difference in the results.

After years of arguments – during which cardiologists defended the use of stents – another trial took place.

The results? Patients merely sedated for 15 minutes performed just as well as those who’d had stents implanted. Which backed up the results of several studies completed in the interim.

Including a 2012 review that compared 8 heart studies. In this study, stents offered no benefit beyond other therapies.

This study wasn’t an outlier, either.

Unnecessary Knee Surgery

A 2014 New York Times (NYT) article looked at treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.

The article said minimally invasive surgery was common at the turn of the century. But, in 2002, a study of 180 patients showed this approach is no more effective than placebo surgery.

In this study, some patients had an incision made to look like they’d had surgery. But this “sham” surgery was just as effective as the actual surgery.

That year, this pointless surgery generated $3 billion in revenue. And doctors continued to perform the procedure.

The NYT also reports the number of arthroscopic surgeries for meniscus (cartilage) tears grew as surgeries for knee OA began to drop.

Doctors performed 700,000 of these surgeries – worth $4 billion – in the U.S. in the mid-2000s. But by 2012, these surgeries were also shown to be no more effective than a placebo.

The NYT article also pointed to a 2014 review showing pointless surgeries were remarkably common. Of the 53 studies researchers reviewed, more than half revealed no benefit from the actual surgery.

When Surgery Is Involved, Let the Buyer Beware

Obviously, not all surgery is unnecessary. In fact, many surgeries save lives.

On the other hand, many surgeries appear to be more about making money than providing genuine relief.

And it’s those cases we should look at.  The Guardian notes studies that question knee surgeries… spine procedures… gallstone and angina procedures… and more.

“More and more, it’s looking like a lot of surgeries have no benefit,” says Ian Harris, a professor of surgery at the University of New South Wales. “And as long as we keep doing them anyway – risk to patients aside – it just means that we are wasting a hell of a lot of money, and that doesn’t even touch the surgeries that we haven’t studied yet.”

Your bottom line? Don’t accept the need for surgery just because a doctor says so. If your condition allows, get a second – or even third – opinion.

In many cases, you may find surgery is just a fancy way to separate you from your wallet.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.


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Carroll, A.E., “The Placebo Effect Doesn’t Apply Just to Pills,” New York Times. Oct 6, 2014.

Mohammadi, D., “When surgery is just a stitch-up,” The Guardian. Aug 20, 2017.


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