Eating chocolate that is 70% cacao or higher is actually good for your health. This dark chocolate is associated with higher good cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol and improved blood flow. Eating about one ounce a day can help with elevating mood. Dark chocolate offers many benefits but don’t substitute milk chocolate or chocolate with added… Read More
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Did you know that touching a cash register receipt can increase the absorption of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA? BPA is an endocrine disruptor (chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system), linked to developmental problems in children, and increase the risk for cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease in adults. Next time… Read More
Try substituting cinnamon for sugar. Not only does it have a sweet taste without the drawbacks of sugar but cinnamon also lowers bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, increases good HDL cholesterol and decreases BMI and weight.
Improve your posture while driving your car. Tilt your rear view mirror up so you need to sit straighter in order to see behind you. At work, set an alert at least once an hour to remind you to get up and move away from your computer. Have an evening out at a comedy club,… Read More
The flu vaccine may not be the best defense against the flu. Here are some basic tips to keep you healthy during the cold and flu season. Wash your hands after every contact with others. Basic hygiene is your first defense. Take Vitamin D3 5,000 IU daily to help boost your immune system. Oregano oil… Read More