This time of year, the halls, the malls, and many American kitchens are thick with the scent of cinnamon. The flavor and aroma trigger warm memories of childhood, recalling cinnamon in spiced teas and ciders, sprinkled over sugar cookies, or dusted atop a glass of eggnog.
Non-pet owners will never understand, but for the sake of their own health, maybe they should try.
A new Swedish study confirms numerous other studies that have demonstrated the health benefits of owning a pet. The study, published this month in the journal Scientific Reports, tracked more than 3.4 million middle-aged and older adults in Sweden for 12 years.
All light suppresses the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that regulates your body clock. During the day, this is a desirable effect, because it keeps you awake. At night, you need melatonin to help you drift off to sleep.
The construction of chairs and sofas today is much different from that of a few decades ago. Every one of them is overstuffed, sending the not-so-subtle message: come, sit, stay in super-relaxing comfort.
Approximately one percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, and their reaction to the gluten in even a small crouton can be diarrhea, abdominal bloating and pain, fatigue, seizures or migraines, severe weight loss, and many other unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms.