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Chocolate Gives Statins a $29 Billion Run For Their Money

Chocolate Gives Statins A $29 Billion Run For Their Money

With the blockbuster cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins being widely promoted for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, despite their having over 300 documented adverse health effects (including heart failure!), how does chocolate sound as a viable, heart-friendly alternative?

Daily Cup of Cocoa Helps Prevent Flu

Daily Cup of Cocoa Helps Prevent Flu

When the wintry flu season strikes do you crave a comforting cup of hot cocoa? It could be your body's innate wisdom at work. 

Nature works in mysterious ways.  Just when cold, dry weather chills us to the bone and flu season is in full bloom, we crave a comforting cup of hot cocoa.  As it turns out, that chocolate craving may be our body's innate wisdom at work. 

Not Just For Kids: Adding Chocolate To Milk Makes It Healthier

Not Just For Kids: Adding Chocolate To Milk Makes It Healthier

Did you stop drinking chocolate milk sometime around middle school?  Well, researchers just gave grownups a reason to indulge in this childhood treat.  It turns out that chocolate milk (relative to plain milk) is heart healthy. 

Spanish researchers compared the effects of plain milk and chocolate milk in a randomized, controlled, cross-over, free-living study.  The subjects included 24 healthy people and 20 people with moderately high cholesterol. 

Pharmacy: Where to Buy Placebos


Pharmacy: Where to Buy Placebos

Have you visited your local pharmacy lately? I recommend it as a bit of a reality check. Check out the stuff for sale near the cash register - that's the stuff they want to catch your eye as you pay, hoping you'll "pick up something extra," the stuff with the highest profit margin.

But before you head out, a few words about placebos.

The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits Backed by Science


The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits Backed by Science

Article originally published on Root and Sprout here

Coconut oil has made the journey from villain to victor in the health food world.

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