Turns out you’ve got the making of a powerful anti-Alzheimer’s agent in your cupboards: baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The combo kills and rinses away oral bacteria that causes gingivitis – gum inflammation so common, it affects 3 in 4 adults. And that’s the key since research shows the bacteria may be linked to the formation of brain plaques that trigger dementia. To do: Once a month; mix 2 Tbs. of baking soda with a small amount of 3% hydrogen peroxide to form a thick paste. Massage into the gum line with a toothbrush, then rinse well with warm water.
To melt stubborn pounds, an under-the-radar hero can help: bee pollen! It speeds calorie burn and enhances digestion, thanks to its rich stores of fat-dissolving lecithin and nutrients that inhibit the body’s ability to store fat. In addition, it’s high in phenylalanine, a compound shown to dampen cravings. In fact, studies found that adding bee pollen granules to a glass of lukewarm water and drinking it 20 to 30 minutes before a meal effortlessly decreases food intake by up to 20%. Try: Beekeepers Naturals Bee Pollen (Walmart.com)