A great tip is to avoid eating anything, and only drink water, for 4 hours before bed. You may sleep more soundly. This is a very valuable tip for some people with insomnia. Sometimes I go to bed slightly hungry, which is very healthy. If hungry, drink a glass of water. Drawing energy from your reserves, requires water. So, drinking water does more than simply put something in your stomach for a short while. The wafer actually does help your body fuel itself from stored reserves, which is a very healthy metabolic state.
Digesting food while sleeping causes the blood sugar to go higher longer, since there is no activity to utilize the sugar. More of the calories go to fat.
I normally get up several times a night to go to the bathroom, due to BPH (prostate enlargement). (I believe stress at work, is a big factor in developing BPH.) Anyway, if I don't eat 4 hours before bed, I get up much less, since I am not digesting while sleeping.
To help avoid eating late at night, I take some old fashioned oatmeal to work, with cinnamon, so I can move this higher calorie meal to right after my noon workout, instead of late at night, soon before bedtime.
I was surprised to see an easy drop of a couple pounds, increase in strength, and getting really lean on the belly fat, perhaps below 1/2 inch.
Obviously, we have to break this rule sometimes, but try to make a meal light (salad), or maybe an orange for desert, etc. If you don't feel like an apple or orange, or some similar light fruit for desert, perhaps you aren't really hungry, but just want to graze. No crime in that, but in that case, drink a glass of water, and tough it out until you go to bed.
I can get a raging case of athlete's foot in one night, by leaving blankets at the foot of the bed, in case I get cold during the night. The feet are covered more than the rest of the body, and the feet sweat. So, make sure your feet are not covered more than the rest of the body.
Hope that helps.
Different fungi are different. Some are killed by dryness, and others scoff at dryness. Some don't like heat, and some thrive with heat.
As we get older, many people have serious oral problems with pockets between the gums and the teeth. This is the major reason so many people lose their teeth. My wife's family has lots of issues with these pockets. We've recently learned of new ways to even reverse pockets. So we do a lot, but it works. This is info for your perusal and consideration. If you ever have bleeding of the gums when brushing or flossing, you have some issues with pockets or gum health.
Fluoride treatments daily. Read the Tip about Fluoride treatments, by spitting but not rinsing after brushing.
Floss daily. 2x/day if working to reverse pockets. Bet you hadn't heard that before. Floss with toothpaste in the mouth. Why? Same reason you brush with toothpaste.
Use these new mini-brushes between the teeth. They look like little test tube cleaners. G-U-M Proxabrush brand and others, available in any drug store, in many sizes. I use 3 sizes, depending on the space between the teeth. Put toothpaste on the little brush, and slide between the teeth. Push it in and out 10 times or more, in each gap. Spend extra time on each side of a crown. Crowns harbor extra bacteria. My wife has started reversing a pocket with this, going from 7 mm to 5 mm. Her periodontist told her to push the brush from the outside of the mouth, AND the inside of the mouth. I haven't mastered pushing the brush from inside the mouth. My wife can do it easily, now.
Use a waterpic, with hydrogen peroxide or mouthwash. Buy the most expensive waterpic. It works much better than the cheaper models. My wife had a pocket that was bleeding when brushing for 6 months. She was swishing hydrogen peroxide in her mouth daily, without help. As soon as she used the waterpic, first with water, and finishing with hydrogen peroxide, the bleeding stopped. We didn't know about the brushes at the time.
I believe the flossing, between tooth brushes, flossing and brushing and waterpic-ing all do different things. If you opt not do do all of them, I'd skip the waterpik. If you're working to reverse a pocket, you might consider doing all you can.
I'm sure everyone knows that gum health is affected strongly by smoking and general health. Diabetics typically have poor gum health, but get very good gum health when changing to a healthy lifestyle (Fuhrman, Ornish, etc).
Probably the most important tip there is: Eat 2 large salads a day.
A salad has lots of greens and vegetables. Romaine lettuce and an assortment of greens, is a very important part. I used to think the benefit was that it mixed with all the other food, slowing down absorption and softening the post prandial (after a meal) peaks. Yes, this is part of the benefit.
But a larger benefit of salads is the nutrition from the greens. For example, folate is a critical nutrient. It is Vitamin B9. The word folate comes from foliage. Guess where it's found in plentiful supply? In green leaves and green vegetables, of course. Plus, of course, thousands of known and yet unknown anti-oxidants and phytochemicals that come along with the vitamins and minerals in vegetables. It is a powerful nutritive cocktail that can't be beat. Really. Having lived it for almost 3 years, I'm a believer.
The dressing cannot have oil or salt. I don't know of any commercial dressings that pass that test. Vinegar (any kind) is great. Amazingly, vinegar is a very healthy food. The Krebs cycle metabolizes the acetic acid. The acidity leaves the body as CO2. The result is that vinegar, while acidic, contributes to an alkaline metabolism (makes the urine alkaline) and helps calcium stay in the bones, etc.
Other dressings can be blueberries (fresh or frozen), 2 tablespoons cashews (raw unsalted, of course) (3 tablespoons = 1 oz), and a tablespoon of vinegar. OR, a cucumber (peeled), a couple tablespoons of favorite seeds, and 3 prunes or other fruit (strawberries are good).
Very valuable to sprinkle beans on a salad. This helps balance the proteins. It is not necessary to balance vegetable proteins, but it is helpful.
Very valuable to sprinkle nuts or seeds on a salad.
My cholesterol lowered 40 points in 1 week, by adding 2 large salads a day. There must have been a lucky variation in readings also, but that is what the tests said.
One daily salad can be blended. Very good to include a tablespoon or two of favorite seeds or nuts, to enhance absorption of all sorts of stuff. Also some beans.