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A romantic dinner can put you in the mood for love; not just because of the intimacy created by candlelight and soft music, but because foods have historically played a part in our sexuality. Libido Increasing Munchies

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The Healers in Your Kitchen

Most people do not realize that common items in their kitchen have a variety of healing properties. Here's a look at some of these items and the healthy ways in which they can be used.
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Health Tip of the Day

Here's an easy way to help you more easily shed unwanted pounds: Take more time to chew your food. In today's fast-paced world where meals are often eaten "on the run," all too many of us don't even pay attention to what we are doing and tend to gobble down our food. Researchers have found that being more conscious while we eat and chewing each mouthful of food 30 to 40 times provides a variety of health benefits, including weight loss. Because food that is thoroughly chewed is far easier for your body to digest, less energy is used up during the digestive process, enabling the nutrients that the food contains to be used by your body more quickly. In addition, chewing food slowly and thoroughly makes it easier for you to notice and enjoy your food's flavors and aromas. As a result, you will start to feel full and more satisfied more quickly than if you gobble down your food. The end result is that you won't eat as much food per meal, thereby reducing your caloric intake. Research has shown that, on average, people who thoroughly chew their food consume an average of 70 fewer calories per meal, compared to people who eat food in a rush.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Want to live longer? Then get in the habit of staying calm, active, and organized. That's the advice of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) based on a recent study the NIA conducted. The study analyzed questionnaires of more than 2,300 people who participated in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging that began in 1958. The NIA researchers found that those who scored higher than average for emotional stability, physical activity, and organization lived an average of two-three years longer than their peers. Read more health tips...
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It would be very unusual for you at age 34 to develop coronary artery disease. Even if you were a smoker who never exercised and also happened to be a diabetic. While pain in the area under the left breast is often associated with heart problems, it can also be simple anxiety, muscle tension or strain. continued inside...

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