The Key to Happiness: Finland

Pack your warmest coats because you are moving north! Well, if you want to be happy that is. The World Happiness Report 2018 was released yesterday and Nordic nations – Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland – populate the top of the list. Switzerland and the Netherlands also rank among the blissful lands.

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Dr. H.
Sugar is Political.

Big Sugar, like Big Pharma, cares little for your health. After reading the information on this site, you surely understand the myriad ways the mouthwash companies profit off your health and trick you into swishing poison. The sugar companies are no better.

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Are Blueberries Really All That?

If you’ve lazy to read this post, or too busy, or just have better things to do than read about blueberries, the short answer is yes, various research studies do point toward this conclusion. So, you can stop reading now and go to your over-priced health food market to buy berries.

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Dr. H.
Food is Food.

Sound obvious? It’s not. Most Americans believe food is something else. They believe food advertises on TV, has long lists of impossible-to-pronounce ingredients and comes in packages stored on shelve for long periods of time – years even.

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Stop Dieting. You Will Fail Anyway.

Begin by admitting that every diet you’ve tried was a failure. Sure, you’ve rationalized them as successes because you lost a few pounds and had a conversation starter at work, but they weren’t successful in the long run, or you wouldn’t be reading this post right now.

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Eat Fiber. Poop More. Lose Weight and Live Longer.

Seriously. This is no joke. Americans are only eating about half the dietary fiber recommended. When we eat more fiber – the rough parts of plants that aren’t easily digested – we lose as much weight as any diet, even when we eat more calories (remember from a previous post that counting calories is useless).

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Stop Counting Calories.

Seriously, stop. The calorie hype was just that: calorie hype. Calories are not calories, so don’t count them. For years dieticians and health experts would have us believe that all calories are equal, but a new study published this week proves otherwise.

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What Poisons Are in Your Body?

The New York Times published an article this week about our daily exposure to household poisons. Nicholas Kristof says "our bodies are full of poisons from products we use every day." Among these products, Kristof specifically calls out Colgate toothpaste!

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Weston Price – The Most Famous Person You’ve Never Heard Of

More than 60 years ago, a dentist named Weston Price traveled the globe photographing and documenting the connection between healthy bodies and mouths. Around the world, Price consistently found the same results: people and cultures with excellent oral health and beautiful smiles were practically free of bodily disease.

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