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Reducing Gum Disease, By Gum

We pretty sure you’ve probably never heard of “oil pulling.”

It’s a practice that comes from ancient India that involves swirling coconut or sesame oil in your mouth for 20 minutes a day. Studies show that the oil “pulls” bacteria from the mouth.

There are those who also claim it whitens teeth, but there is no current research to back up that claim.

Today's Health Tip

Kicking off your shoes not only makes your feet feel better, it may actually be healthier than leaving them on!

Experts say you should remove you shoes right at the door when you enter your home to avoid tracking in allergen-loaded dirt and pollen that may be stuck to your shoes.

Why That Morning Walk Is So Important

Sure, we all know that exercise is good for you, but recent study shows that an early morning out door walk is beneficial for a few more reasons.

  1. Sunlight suppresses production of the hormone melatonin, which helps us sleep. Suppressing its production early in the day allows you to produce more at night, when you need it.

  2. Besides the obvious cardiovascular benefits of walking, regular aerobic exercise also increases the part of the brain associated with learning and memory.

To Nag or Not to Nag?

Good news for guys with nagging wives. A recent study showed, men who are married to women who nag them are less likely to develop diabetes.

Sorry guys. The same study showed women with nagging husbands received no health benefits.

Swearing May Be Good for You, We Swear It's True!

Letting loose with a blast of foul language may have some benefits.

Researchers at Marist College in New York and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts determined that people swear profusely also tend to have a wider vocabulary than average.

Another study at England's Keele University found that swearing can help reduce stress and can also help endure physical pain.

 

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