Cut your DEATH RISK by 50 percent!
A prescription to CHEAT DEATH?
I know that sounds downright impossible, too crazy to even imagine. Even if such a thing existed, you’d need a pile of money – and good connections – to get your hands on it.
It’s not so crazy after all.
I’m here today to tell you that there IS just such a prescription.
It doesn’t come in a pill. It’s not an injection. And you certainly can’t spray it on.
But new research reveals one basic step every senior can take – right NOW – to cut your risk of death.
We’re not talking about cutting your risk of a deadly condition or two.
This “miracle” can cut your risk of death from EVERYTHING and add YEARS to your life.
Best part of all?
It really won’t cost you much, and there are zero side effects -- except a longer, better life free of disability and disease.
The key is in something I’ve already urged you to try.
It’s the back-to-basics diet built on what we were designed to eat from the beginning, all-natural fresh foods including fatty fish, nuts, olives, and many of the other foods you already know and love.
Yes, it’s the Mediterranean lifestyle you’ve heard so much about.
There’s no doubting the health benefits of this great diet. But many older folks think it’s too late for them to get results.
The new study proves that’s absolutely not the case.
It didn’t focus on younger people. It didn’t even focus on a lifetime of healthy eating.
It zoomed in on seniors and found that as you age, the benefits of this diet only get bigger.
The closer you stick to it, the lower your risk of an early death.
The analysis of more than 12,000 seniors assigned everyone a “score” from a 10-point scale based on how closely they followed the basics of the Mediterranean diet. Then, researchers tracked them for more than eight years.
The study finds that every single point on that scale will cut your risk of death by 5 percent -- meaning that someone who follows the diet closely enough to score a perfect 9 has a 50 percent lower risk of death than someone on a burger-and-fries diet with a score of 0.
It might be tough to achieve a perfect 9 (although you can certainly try). But even bumping yourself up from a 2 or 3 to a 6, 7, or 8 could cut your risk by between 20 and 30 percent.
And along with keeping you alive, this same healthy diet is proven to prevent heart attack and stroke, control weight, reverse metabolic syndrome, and even protect against dementia.
A heart attack warning sign as plain as the nose on your face
Can you diagnose heart risk… with just with a quick glance in the mirror?
New research finds a warning sign of heart disease that’s not quite as plain as the nose on your face.
It’s about half an inch above it.
You’re looking for wrinkles.
If you have a few, don’t worry. They’re normal (of course). Just a sign of years of good living – and hopefully, you’ll have plenty of time to add a few more.
But the new study focused on one very specific kind of wrinkle -- the kind that forms right above your nose and on your brow, a.k.a. the old “furrowed brow” lines.
The more of those brow wrinkles you have… and the deeper they are… the higher your risk of suffering from a serious heart problem.
In the study, researchers recruited more than 3,200 people and then quite possibly made them extremely self-conscious.
They stared at them… and stared at them… and stared some more.
Then, they gave EACH and EVERY volunteer a “wrinkle score.”
That’s science for you.
Everyone was graded on a four-point scale, from 0 to 3.
The lowest rating of 0 meant a Botox-smooth brow (minus the Botox). A rating of 3, on the other hand, meant the most wrinkles and deeper bulldog creases inside them.
Then, these folks were tracked for up to 20 years.
As crazy as it sounds, there was a direct link between those wrinkle scores and their heart risk -- and it was pretty huge.
Folks with a score of 2 or 3 were nearly 10 TIMES more likely to die of heart problems than those with the baby-smooth score of 0.
Even a wrinkle score of just 1 upped the odds by some 500 percent.
Now, we’ll need more research before we can say for sure whether this is TRULY a genuine heart risk factor.
But there is some reason to believe it’s possible that wrinkles – especially those deep creases – can be a sign of blood vessels tightening up and maybe even hardening.
They may also be a marker of oxidative stress, another known risk factor for heart problems.
It’s also not entirely unprecedented. A single crease across the ear lobe called “Frank’s sign” is also a known risk factor for heart disease.
If you have these wrinkles, don’t stress over them. Risk factors aren’t destinies written in stone.
But DO be proactive: It never hurts to work to protect your heart, starting with a healthy diet and proven basics like omega-3 fatty acids, L-Carnitine, magnesium, and coenzyme Q10.
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