TRY EARTHING FOR BETTER HEALTH
Walking barefoot on the earth transfers free electrons that act as powerful antioxidants throughout the body. Studies show these electrons help thin he blood (reducing cardiovascular risk), reduce inflammation, reduce pain, reduce heart rate and improve sleep. The most effective transfer takes place near water, on wet grass, or on the beach. To maximize health, consider strolling barefoot as often as possible.
FUN FACT #98
The air from a human sneeze can travel at speeds of 100 miles per hour or more — another good reason to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze — or duck when you hear one coming your way.
GARLIC KEEPS DRACULA AND CANCER AWAY
Studies show that 1-2 cloves of garlic per day can decrease risk of colon cancer by 30%, and decrease risk of stomach cancer by 50%. So in addition to being a natural antibiotic, and a great immune system booster, daily consumption of garlic can also decrease you cancer risk.
VITAMIN C FOR OVERALL HEALTH
Recent studies from Johns Hopkins University reveal that Vitamin C not only boosts the immune system, but it can lower blood pressure by about 5 points at a 500 mg daily dose. It also helps improve endothelial function, which improves blood vessel flexibility, thereby reducing risk of stroke and heart attack. To maximize health, consider adding foods high in vitamin C to your daily diet, or add a vitamin C supplement
DEATH BY DIET
The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that of the 2.2 million deaths in the U.S. yearly, 1.8 million are diet related (roughly 82%). To maximize health, examine your diet carefully and attempt to minimize unhealthy fats (trans fats, saturated fats, hydrogenated fats); minimize fried foods; minimize processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup (especially sodas); and avoid added pesticides and chemicals. Attempt to maximize whole, unprocessed, organic fruits, and vegetables; healthy fats (fish and flax oils); and pasture raised, lean organic meats.
HEALTH TIP #70
The National Weight Control Registry in a study of 3500 people who lost 60+ lbs in a year, 44 percent of them weighed themselves daily maintained the weight loss.