August 2019

According to Dr. Axe (2017) and WebMD (2017), Quercetin is a plant pigment or polyphenol from the flavonoid group that is found in many plants, vegetables, fruits and grains. It is contained in foods such as apples, onions, berries, buckwheat tea, green tea, tomatoes, broccoli and red wine (Dr. Axe 2017).

Mouth Microbes

The helpful and the harmful

June 2019

Article taken from www.nih.gov

Do you know what’s in your mouth? It’s home to about 700 species of microbes. These include germs like bacteria, fungus, and more.

“Everybody has these microbes in their mouth,” says Dr. Robert Palmer, an NIH expert on oral microbes.

Some microbes are helpful. Others can cause problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Troubles begin when microbes form a sticky, colorless film called plaque on your teeth.

Brushing and flossing help to keep your mouth clean. But after you brush and floss, germs grow again and more plaque forms. That’s why you need to clean your mouth regularly.



Fats: the Good, the bad and the Ugly.

Saturated fats

A saturated fat is a type of fat in which fatty acid all have single bonds. Most animal fats are saturated. Saturated fats are fat molecule that have no double bond between the carbon molecules because they are saturated with hydrogen molecules.

Unsaturated fats

An unsaturated fat is a fat or fatty acid in which there is at least one double bond within the fatty acid chain. A fatty acid chain is monounsaturated if it contains one double bond, and polyunsaturated if it contains more than one double bond.


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Cold, Flu, or Allergy?
Know the Difference for Best Treatment

National Institute of Health

You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best   treatment.



10 Reasons Why We Need at Least 8 Hugs a Day

by Marcus Julian Felicetti



Hugging therapy is definitely a powerful way of healing. Research shows that hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.

Research shows a proper deep hug, where the hearts are pressing together, can benefit you in these ways:


Article taken from: https://amp.mindbodygreen.com/articles/10-reasons-why-we-need-at-least-8-hugs-a-day--5756

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