1. You may have heard the term “clean eating.” We like it because it takes a lot of the disparate research over the past several decades on nutrition and wraps it into a set of basic eating principles. Here they are:
    • Eat whole foods (whole fruits, vegetables, grains, grass-fed and free-range meats, dairy, nuts and seeds).
    • Avoid processed foods (as a rule, think of any food that has a label with more than several ingredients).
    • Eliminate refined sugar (think of it as “white death”).
    • Eat five or six small meals a day.
    • Cook your own meals.
    • Combine protein with carbs, or carbs with good fats (for balance and satiety).
  2. Research has indicated that sexually active people take fewer sick days and can have higher levels of immunity.
  3. Orgasms can improve bladder control in women. An orgasm causes contractions in the pelvic floor, which can strengthen it.
  4. Sexual intercourse (not masturbation) has been linked to a lower systolic blood pressure (the first number).
  5. Sex counts as physical activity/exercise. Sex burns five times more calories per minute than watching TV.
  6. A consistently active sex life can be good for your heart and hormone levels, keeping your body in balance.
  7. Orgasms have been shown to block or reduce pain in medical studies. Genital self-stimulation or stimulation by a partner has been shown to reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain and some headaches, and to block chronic back and leg pain.
  8. Men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month were shown to be less likely to get prostate cancer according to a published medical study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
  9. After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is a sleep and relaxation hormone.
  10. Foreplay and cuddling can release natural mood-elevating hormones.
  11. Massaging the face with certain techniques that enhance healthy blood flow and skin muscle tone is as important as, if not more important than, the skin oil or cream used.
  12. Facial massage and lymphatic drainage differ in the direction of movement (inward or outward) or amount of pressure being used. For eye bags, massage in inward circles toward the tear ducts. For crow’s feet, massage in outward strokes along the top of the cheekbones toward the outer upper brow line. 
  13. Facial muscles are like other muscles and "working them out" can be ​beneficial.

CONGRATS! You're officially empowered to make smart health consumer decisions for you and your family. Now, get out there and live healthy.