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Your Favorite Sinful Treat May Be Good For You

If you didn’t know this already, I’m a big supporter of chocolate. Not the Hershey’s milk chocolate bars, mind you. They’re loaded with way too much sugar and far too much dairy to be considered a healthy treat. But the dark stuff. That’s where you’re going to get a ton of health benefits and that’s where I loudly and proudly declare myself a supporter of the sinful snack everyone should eat. We’ve long known chocolate is loaded with antioxidants. Those free-radical scavenging mechanisms are great for helping keep inflammation down. Turns out, there might actually be even more to those antioxidants… They could help improve your brain function. In a recent study, it was discovered certain cocoa flavanols could boost cognitive function within...

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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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A Big (And Dangerous) Problem With Most Multivitamins

There's a big problem with multivitamins, and I think you deserve to know about it.But before I say what it is, can I tell you something personal?...No, this has nothing to do with my favorite pop song from the 90's... I just want to give you a snapshot of what determines my medical decisions. Like most physicians, I remember going into medical school bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to take on the world. I was so excited to become a doctor. I had known I wanted to be a doctor for most of my life, and was thrilled I had the chance to positively affect people's health.Medical school didn't necessarily shake my confidence in how medicine could help heal the sick. But, after a...

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This Eating Habit Might Lower Risk of Dementia

  I It's so important you remember that food is medicine.Every year, millions of people become dependent on pharmaceuticals to help treat their conditions; and many times, these conditions wouldn't even be there if they'd have just laid off the McDonald's and switched over to a diet filled with real, unprocessed foods.However, one important thing to remember is it's not just what we eat that affects our health...it's how much of these healthy foods we eat, too.When it comes to certain conditions, the frequency you eat certain foods can dramatically affect your health. However, most people just don't pick up on this simple fact. Or, they're just too uninformed to care. How Fruits and Veggies Change Your Risk For Dementia  Take fruits...

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Do You Want The Good News Or The Bad News?

You know what I hate?I hate the fact that the emails I write where the headline features bad news or negative news are the emails that get opened most.For example, if I share a headline stating there's bad news about "X," versus one mentioning the good news about "X," the bad news emails always get opened more often. So that's why I wrote my headline the way I did - to trick you into reading some good news!Fortunately, this email's pretty much all about good news...well, it's good news if you like spicy food.   Hot Red Chili Peppers Might Help You Live Longer!  Building on a previous study from 2015, a new study has helped further establish the connection between eating hot...

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