Daily brushing does more than safeguard your smile – it keeps your mind sharp too. Researchers say P. gingivalis the bacteria that causes gum disease, produces a protein linked to memory loss and brain-cell damage, and it’s been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. To keep memory-hampering bacteria at bay, try this pennies-a-day DIY antibacterial toothpaste: Mix a small amount of 3% hydrogen peroxide into 2 Tbs. of baking soda until it forms a thin paste. Then use a toothbrush to massage the paste into the gums and gumline; rinse well.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.