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Chocolate eaters are the thinnest

Gotta love studies that eating a small amount of chocolate every day can help you stay thin.  However, the truth is that cacao does this, and so you need to be eating >= 75% cocoa chocolate.

I recommend having hot cocoa made with raw unsweetened cacao, cinnamon and a little sweetener (you’ll need it with cacao) as a great snack that picks you up, has a ton of health benefits and suppresses hunger.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120327091227.htm

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World Renowned Heart Surgeon Explains Sugar and Omega-6 Cause Heart Disease

This is such a great post by a world renowned heart surgeon explaining how the inflammation generated from excess sugar and polyunsaturated (Omega-6) intake is the real cause of heart disease.  Cholesterol and saturated fats have nothing to do with it:

“Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.”

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“One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers. “

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/242516-World-Renown-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease

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Chamomile Tea might help you sleep better and is anti-estrogenic

Good quick post on Critical MAS attempting to see if Chamomile Tea helps with sleep quality.  Either way, it’s anti-estrogenic so why not have some!

http://criticalmas.com/2012/03/my-chamomile-tea-and-sleep-quality-experiment/