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The Medical Test You Can Do Yourself

“Doc, you won’t believe what my primary care doctor had in his exam room…” During a recent visit to her doctor, one of my researchers was thrilled to see a printed list taped to the wall. On it were all of the tests and procedures with an A or B rating from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). If you remember from our essay on cancer screenings, the USPSTF is a panel of 16 MDs and PhDs whose specialties range…

Is Fluoride Making Children Dumber?

Fluoride, options, and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders… Those are the most asked-about topics over the last couple of weeks. We have a lot of questions about these topics to answer this week, so let’s get to them… Q: I have read various information about fluoride and teeth health. My current understanding is that fluoride only provides an almost insignificant amount (2%-3%) improvement on the health of your teeth, but only if it is applied topically. Ingested fluoride has no added benefit and may…

Building Wealth

How to Speculate Responsibly and Double Your Money in 2017

Porter is armed and dangerous… He and his team of analysts have talked through the volatility problems… tested their strategy with historical data from the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)… and discussed some of the challenges of their trades with me. What he has developed in the Big Trade may be the No. 1 way to speculate responsibly next year… I’ve always thought that Porter was better at “home runs” on the short side than the long side… Like his huge call on…

Spending Wisely

How to Read an Extra 52 Helpful Books per Year

Doc’s note: I have a confession to make… I don’t read every book cover to cover. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a passionate reader. But there’s just not enough time to read every book, magazine, and newsletter. That’s why today, I’m featuring an essay from Mark Ford, co-founder of the Palm Beach Research Group. Mark shares four tips to quickly get the most you can out of a book… without reading it cover to cover. *** You can give…

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Porter’s Latest Prediction Frightens Me

What Porter said on Wednesday night scared me. If you missed it, Porter hosted a live webinar where he discussed his latest strategy to make big gains over the next several years. Porter is one of the brightest and most interesting people I’ve met. He’s a brilliant analyst. He has an understanding of markets, history, and finance that I’ve rarely seen. Last night, he warned listeners of a coming credit bubble that could end major…

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Living Well

How to Treat This Uncomfortable, Embarrassing Problem

For years now, I’ve been on the hunt for an elusive thing called the “ghost poo.” The ghost poo is a bowel movement so perfect, you don’t need any toilet paper afterwards. It’s taken me a long time – tracking my bowel habits, eating better foods, and getting enough water – to finally come close. In fact, I have an ongoing contest with one of my friends to see who can get the closest to experiencing a ghost…

Travel

Five Savings Secrets for Your Holiday Travel

It’s not even Halloween, yet you can already find Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations on store shelves. And while you might not be ready to think about the 2016 holiday season, you should if you’re planning to travel. Whether you’re driving or flying, we’ve got tips to save you money and hassle this year… 1. Pay less at the pump. Over the summer, my family and I vacationed in Raleigh, North Carolina. On our way to the airport…