I’ve read the results of several new studies and would like to share them with you. 1). According to Dr. Oz and the realage.com website, it appears that garbanzo beans or chickpeas lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL. It’s a good thing, so add these beans to your diet or start eating humus. 2) Coffee and tea intake is inversely proportional to the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, meaning the more you drink, the lower the risk. Black and green tea also follow this pattern. 3) Physical activity has been linked to improved kidney function in a study of people 65 and over. I’ve worked with the Pima Indian Tribe through the Arizona Kidney Foundation in the past, and folks, trust me, you want to keep your kidneys functioning well. Diabetes and dialysis are nasty.

Colds and sinus issues creep up this time of year. When I get stuffed up. I put 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar into 8 oz hot water, add 1 tbsp of honey, and while it’s still steaming, inhale deeply. I do this until it’s cool enough to drink, then I enjoy the pick-me-up.

Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.