Stop old bad habits from coming back to haunt you
TV legend Larry King revealed last week that he's been fighting lung cancer.
The 83-year-old said it was caught early and removed via surgery... and he was back at work just one week later.
He's Larry King, so he'll probably live forever.
The rest of us aren't so lucky -- and what happened to him could be a HUGE warning sign for YOU.
Like many older folks, King was once a smoker. Like most folks who've smartened up, he also quit long ago.
He hasn't had a puff in more than 30 years. Yet all these decades later, his old bad habit came back to haunt him. If his doctor hadn't caught it early at a routine physical, it might've even killed him.
If you once had a smoking habit, you could be at risk yourself right now. Even if you've never had one, you could still face that risk: Many older people lived in a time when secondhand smoke was everywhere.
We lived with smokers... worked in smoke-filled offices... and even dined in restaurants where you could barely see the other side of the room due to all the smoke.
If you're over a certain age, you probably have some degree of secondhand smoke exposure.
I'm not here to make you panic, and I certainly don't want to scare you into getting an unnecessary chest X-ray.
But I do want to help make sure you live even longer than Larry King -- and one way to do that is to recognize your risks.
Then, take action to snuff them out.
If you used to smoke, lived with a smoker, or spent a lot of time in a smoke-filled room -- even if it was decades ago -- there's one simple step you can take today to cut whatever remaining risk you might have.
All you have to do is take a B complex.
A 2010 study found that a blend of B6 and the amino acid methionine can cut the risk of lung cancer in half in people who have smoked.
B6 is easy enough to find, but don't get it by itself. Look for it as part of a B complex with B12 and folate. Those three B vitamins pull inflammation-causing homocysteine out of the blood and convert it into the methionine you need to cut your disease risk.
Along with preventing cancer, all three nutrients can also help protect your brain from dementia and may even cut your risk of serious heart problems at the same time.
Be sure to use a quality blend from a maker you trust, and speak to your doctor about your specific needs.