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Amazing Health Facts You've Got To See To Believe

Did you get my email on strange health facts a few weeks ago? I wrote about four strange health facts most people don’t know. Heck, at one point in time I didn’t even know those facts - but that’s not surprising, as I’m always learning something new. As promised, I wanted to follow that email with another one about even more strange health facts. I’ve got five here, and some of them are quite surprising (especially since they’re true): 1 - How Lying Makes You Sick: The University of Notre Dame conducted a study of what happens to people when they lie. Surprisingly, the researchers found being dishonest might actually harm your health. They discovered people who told lies were...

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Pets + Babies + What?

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Neither? Maybe you like goldfish...snakes...parakeets...or pet llamas… Or, maybe you’re not much of a pet person at all. If that’s the case, I don’t blame you. Pets are certainly a big obligation. Between feeding them, bathing them (I guess fish are already pre-bathed...), and paying their medical bills, they can be a real hassle. And while pets are great to have around for all kinds of reasons, a new medical study shows they might actually help increase your health. ...If you’re a small child that is. A recent study indicates the presence of furry animals in the household of an infant can help to increase his/her resistance to allergies later in...

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4 Of The Strangest Health Facts Ever

When I went to medical school, I was under the impression that everything I was going to learn was always going to make sense. However, since graduating, I’ve discovered many of the things I believe about health are actually quite paradoxical. Now don’t get me wrong - a commitment to eat well, sleep 7-8 hours a night, exercise, etc. is all sound advice. But things like not eating dairy to build strong bones, or skipping bread to feel better weren’t things I was expecting to learn. In my career, I’ve taken many of these little health tidbits and stored them away so I could share them with you. So today I’ll share some of the silliest and oddest health tips you’ve ever...

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Load Up On This Vegetable This Spring

It sure was a weird winter this year, wasn’t it? My readers in the Western portion of the United States noticed that not a whole lot of snow fell this year (making them wonder if they even had a winter). My readers on the East Coast have noticed it’s been a wetter and snowier winter than usual. And here in North Carolina…it was truly all over the map with more snow and heat than usual.  Now that winter is over, I know a lot of my readers are looking forward to spring. They’re also looking forward to eating the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables the earth will offer.  And if you’ve been following my blog and emails for any...

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The Most Important Antioxidant You've Never Heard Of

Not many people knew what antioxidants were until about a decade ago. Part of the reason for this is the Internet wasn't quite as developed as it is now. The distribution of knowledge wasn't as seamless, and people weren't able to read blogs and emails regaling the power of antioxidants as they do today.Researchers were also just beginning to understand how useful antioxidants were.Don't misunderstand me - we've known about antioxidants for well over five decades now. But what we know about them now has only really been accelerated in the past 10-15 years. I'd guess that nearly 80-90% of what I write about is related to antioxidant power. In fact, I'm so obsessed with antioxidants I write the word "antioxidant"on...

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