Humor and Smart Sugars – Medicine of the Future

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Laughter is a social lubricant that bonds people together and helps overcome stress. Humor is serious business and has remarkable neurological benefits.
When Saturday Review editor, Norman Cousins’ serious inflammatory disease worsened, he locked himself in a hotel room, took vitamin C, and watched Marx Brother’s films and episodes of Candid Camera. He reported that ten minutes of belly laughs calmed the pain for two hours. Within a few weeks he was in remission.
Robert Provine’s book, Laughter: A Scientific Investigation puts on paper his 30 years of fieldwork (but his wife doesn’t appreciate his humor).
Neurological/emotional entanglement for spontaneous laughter is a phenomenon. Provine’s pursuit was to analyze the frequency, amplitude, and length of each sample in his recorded bag of laughs. He learned that babies laugh 300 times a day while adults only laugh 20 times and outbreaks of laughter peak at age 5. He studied laugh patterns …

Healthy Food Tips: Smart Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Recent studies indicate that humans have an innate preference for the taste of sugar. If you’re like most people, then you haven’t quite figured out how to satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your diet. The good news is that there are plenty of snacks and sweet treats that can be part of a balanced diet if enjoyed in moderation. You can have your favorite cake and eat it too, as long as you don’t go overboard. The following substitutes have an amazing taste and are much more wholesome for you than their junk food counterparts:
Eat Dark Chocolate
If you are craving for chocolate, go ahead and get some – but make sure it’s dark chocolate. Researchers have found that dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids and antioxidants. Some varieties are loaded with calcium and probiotics. Dark chocolate supports cardiovascular health and increases your energy levels.
Get Some Yogurt…