1. Magnesium benefits reduce disease risk

    Get to know the miracle mineral magnesium

    I'm sure you already know a bit about magnesium. You may know that your heart requires it to function properly. Or you may be aware that magnesium benefits is a key player in your bone health.

    But what most people don't realize is that this miracle mineral plays some other critical roles in keeping you healthy.

    Magnesium benefits can slash your risk of diabetes and stroke, reduce inflammation, lower your blood pressure and improve your circulation. And if your levels of this essential mineral get too low your risk of dying can skyrocket. One study found that volunteers with the highest levels of magnesium had half the risk of dying from heart disease as those with the lowest levels.

    Imagine slashing your risk of dying in half simply by loading up on a mineral that's found naturally in leafy greens, beans, nuts and grains!

    But magnesium's benefits don't end there. It turns out that the mineral is a cancer-fighter too, reducing the risk of colon cancer by a healthy 11 percent. And for every 50 mg increase in the nutrient you can slice another 7 percent off of that risk.

    This wasn't the first time we've seen a link between magnesium and lower colorectal cancer risk. An earlier study concluded that for every 100 mg increase in the mineral you could cut your cancer risk by 12 percent.

    Most people fall woefully short of getting the magnesium they need, and that means they're not getting the magnesium benefits. As I mentioned earlier you can increase your levels by choosing the right foods. But to be sure you're reaching the optimal levels you might want to think about taking a supplement too. Look for magnesium glycinate, the more easily absorbed from of the mineral, on the label.

  2. B vitamins can help protect against memory problems

    Common vitamins beat dementia

    I'll take Mother Nature over Big Pharma any day -- and once again, she's delivered where the drug industry has failed: A breakthrough new study confirms that ordinary B vitamins can fight dementia and memory problems by slowing the physical damage in the brain that accompanies the disease.

    That's not just good news. That's life-changing news for the millions of seniors facing the ravages of cognitive decline and memory problems.

    But if you think Big Pharma is going to throw in the towel and recommend vitamins, you just don't know them very well.

    As I write this, they're working on a way to sell B vitamins as a drug -- and you can bet it'll cost a small fortune to get your hands on it when they eventually ram it through the FDA approvals process.

    The good news is, you don't have to wait for this "drug" and you certainly don't have to shell out big money to get it when it does reach the market -- because you can get the same doses of brain-protecting B vitamins used in the research from your local vitamin shop right now.

    And it'll cost you just pennies a day.

    I have so much more to share with you on the breakthrough science every senior needs to read -- including the exact doses I recommend -- coming up in the July issue of my Health Revelations newsletter.

    Subscribers, you can expect to find it in your mailbox in the coming weeks. Not a subscriber? Sign up here and beat the drug industry at its own game.

    While you wait for that issue to arrive, there are other steps you can take right now to protect your brain from memory problems, starting with ordinary exercise. It's the single best way to improve circulation -- and if any part of your body depends on good circulation as much as your heart, it's your brain.

    Once you start to work out, your risk of dementia could plunge by more than a third, according to a recent study.

    And of course, don't forget the role of diet here.

    Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, a low-fat diet simply isn't the best way to protect your brain for memory problems. Your brain actually depends on fat -- especially the healthy fats found in fish and olive oil.

    That's why a new study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry finds that older people who stick to a Mediterranean diet rich in these healthy fats have higher scores on mental tests and a lower risk of brain impairment and dementia than dieters who go low-fat.

    The Mediterranean diet also has more food choices and better food choices -- and you won't walk around feeling hungry all the time like you do when you try a low-fat diet.

    And if that's not enough of an incentive to give it a try, this delicious diet can also protect your heart and prevent stroke. (Learn more here.)

    Finally, remember that many cases of dementia may not be dementia at all. Everything from drug side effects to metals exposure can cause or mimic cognitive decline -- which is why it's essential to visit a holistic physician who can run tests to help find the real cause of your memory problems.

    In many cases, these "non-dementia dementias" can be treated and even reversed.

  3. Low magnesium levels can boost your heart risk

    Low levels of the essential mineral magnesium can double your risk of death by heart disease -- and you probably have low levels.
  4. Beware of tainted sex supplements

    The feds say a "natural" sex remedy is actually contaminated with a Viagra-like substance... and that the additive is illegal and potentially unsafe.

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