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Is there a scientific reason for our intense desire for chocolate?

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Ancient Aztecs believed chocolate conferred sexual prowess on those that consumed it.  They even celebrated the harvest of the cacao bean with festivals of wild orgies. So I wonder is chocolate a food or a passion?  A Spanish priest tried to prevent his New World parishioners from drinking chocolate and he was found dead; poisoned the very next day.  Researches have studied the effects of chocolate for a very long time.  As it turns out there is a somewhat scientific reason for our desire of chocolate.  Chocolate contains unusually large amounts of PEA / phenylethylamine, a stimulant similar to chemicals...

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Jing that energy that keeps you going all day

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Ever felt totally wiped out? You find yourself eating junk food and nothing is getting you out of that funk?  That stuck to the floor kind of feeling like someone needs to peel you off?  Why is it that some days you can do anything and you have a ton of energy and other days not so much?  Think back to what you are eating.  That energy that keeps you going on long, hard days is called 'Jing' in Chinese medicine. And once you wear it out, it's really hard to get it back. But no worries you can get it...

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What is CoQ10 Anyway? Why is it important for your body...

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Coenzyme Q10 is a substance that is made in the human body and functions like an antioxidant. It’s important because it helps give energy, boost the immune system, and scavenges for free radicals. Our bodies create the coenzyme, and cells use it to produce energy we need for cell growth and maintenance. The highest concentrations of CoQ10 are found in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Levels of CoQ10 decrease as we age and it may be low in people with cancer, genetic disorders, diabetes, heart problems, and Parkinson’s disease. You can use supplements to get your CoQ10 or you could eat the food that...

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