Today’s Who Knew? focused on some natural remedies…

Bad breath? Eat some yogurt. The good bacteria in yogurt has been found to be effective in targeting the odor-causing bacteria in your mouth. Make sure you go for the plain kind, no sugar. Breath mints and sprays mask the odor but they don’t help the underlying problem.

You also don’t need expensive mouthwashes to get better breath. Simply gargle with a mixture of 1 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. This combo will knock out any germs that are causing bad breath.

How much water is enough water? Divide your body weight in half. The number you come up with is how many ounces of water you should be drinking daily for example if you weigh 150 lb you should consume 75 oz of water each day.

Detox with lemon! Lemon juice not only smells great, it tastes delicious too. Mix it with hot water and try it as an alternative to hot tea and coffee. You may find it wakes you up just as well, and your body will thank you.

Craving sweets? Here are two quick tricks to eliminate the craving for sweets without hitting the fridge. One way is to place a small amount of salt on your tongue and let it slowly dissolve. The second is to dissolve about a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water, then rinse your mouth out and spit don’t swallow. The salt or baking soda tends to stimulate the production of saliva which eliminates your sweet craving.

Furry friends. Playing with or petting your pet is known to reduce blood pressure, improve your mood, and reduce stress. It has been proven to work with all pets!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe