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Tammy Eiland

"Be the change I want to see in the world"

Valparaiso, FL, USA
female, age 51
married, 2 children
Speaks: Currently Learning Spanish, English
Joined Dec 15, 2004

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Fight world hunger

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” 
― Hippocrates

According to Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald: 

Most of you probably don't need an excuse to enjoy fine chocolate, but just in case you do, here are some healthy reasons to indulge yourself a little:



1. High in antioxidants: Chocolate is high in flavonoids, an antioxidant in the polyphenol category. Antioxidants can help to prevent cell damage and have been linked to prevention of cancer and other degenerative diseases.

2. Helps with cholesterolScientists at Penn State found that dark chocolate and flavonoid-rich cocoa powder reduced LDL ("bad" cholesterol) oxidation.

3. Reduces inflammation: An Italian study showed that when volunteers ingested small amounts of dark chocolate, their levels of C-reactive protein (an inflammatory marker) decreased.

4. Lowers blood pressure: A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that dark chocolate had an effect on lowering blood pressure.

5. Helps with mood: Chocolate contains tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin, which can help with depression. Research also shows chocolate can increase dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure. Chocolate also contains phenylethylamine (PEA) known as the "love chemical."

6. Improves blood flow: Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that cocoa has anti-clotting, blood-thinning properties that work in a similar way as aspirin. Nobody is suggesting to replace your aspirin with chocolate, but the research is compelling.

7. It's delicious! Research shows that enjoying food and life is beneficial for your health.


It seems that the health benefits of chocolate come in packages that don't include nougat, caramel, or high amounts of sugar.Most studies were done using cocoa powder or dark chocolate. Experts suggest that adding small amounts (a one ounce piece a few times a week) of dark chocolate to a healthy diet that includes antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables will give you a variety of phytochemicals (beneficial elements of plants) that have proven health benefits.






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Joined Dec 15, 2004 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Professional Connections, Support a Cause, Other 
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Groups A Free Stuff Network (AFSN), AirNuts - Travel Links, Alternative Transportation, Aromatherapy & Essential Oils, Cat Lovers, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Evolution Education, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living Network,, Kill your TV! more »
Birthday May 04, 1967  
Languages Currently Learning Spanish, English  
About Me
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Pets Dogs, Cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Spiritual but not religious  
Eating Habits Trying to eat vegetarian and local, Still Love Chocolate Though!, no red meat, Homemade healthy whole foods, garlic, Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy That Which Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Stronger. NO regrets
What Gives Me Hope My Children, My husband, The caring people I meet on Care2--restores my faith in humanity
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would never!
What/who changed my life and why The event that was most inspirational and life altering for me has to be my recent surgery to remove a parotid gland tumor. I was initially told it was malignant but fortunately, it was benign...I feel like I have been given a second chance. I started making my life list and now hope to start living it!
What Bugs Me Our disposable society, Litter Bugs!!, shallow self-absorbtion, hypocrisy, Excessive Consumerism, Those who hurt others weaker than them, ignorance, injustice, hate  
Passions sustainability, environment, earth, manatees, Dolphins, water, traveling, peace, nature, other cultures, my husband, MY CHILDREN!!!, making a difference, life, learning  
Inspirations My son who has severe arthritis  
What Scares Me Bacteria and viruses, The moral direction of our society!, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, religious fanatics, Religious Extremism, Is how cruel the people of the world are, global warming, Fear Is Void of Freedom  
Role Models Jacques Mayol, Relief Workers, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, buddha, Arthritis Sufferers, Mother Teresa, cancer survivors  
Quotation Be the change you want to see in the world.
Interests ocean conservation, yoga, Mind/Body/Spirit, sustainability across the board, humanitarian work, Aid work, Anthropology and cultures, Wildlife, Crafts, Environmental Studies, Herbs, Holistic Health, Immunology, Water Conservation, Soc  
Books Homo Delphinus by Jacques Mayol%u200E, John Steinbeck, Spell of the Sensuous, The Myth of Sisyphus, Almost anything worth reading  
Music UNITED by 7 Billion Actions, Stevie Nicks, Helpless K.D. Lang, The Rose-Bette Midler, Le Duc: paccaya, TULKU: Doors to Paradise, alternative, Sounds of Nature, Loreena McKennitt, world music, celtic  
Movies The Big Blue, My Sister's Keeper, My son is studying film, movies that my son makes, Into the Wild, Constant Gardener, " The March of the Penquins ", Hotel Rwanda (I think everyone needs to  
TV Shows National Geographic, Weather Channel, CNN, history channel, Animal Planet  
Favorite Foods Curry!The hotter the better!!!!, Chocolate anything, my fruit and veggie smoothies, veggies, thai, indian  
Favorite Places New Mexico mountains and deserts, ocean, nature, beach, Florida  
Can't Live Without My Hubby, My children, 1.Clean Air, 2.Water, 3.Safe Food Supply  
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    Apr 19, 2011 6:30 AM

    Lindsey W. (234)

    Thank you for the green star! And thanks so much for signing my petition!

    Jan 24, 2011 11:06 AM

    Tammy E. (23)

    In memory of Mr. Bojangles AKA Bojo: 

    I hope I was able to give as much to your life as you surely gave to ours. There will never be another quite like you. Thank you for your love and for all the years of joy. You will be missed.

    RIP my dear friend may you continue to dance.

    Jan 11, 2011 11:36 AM

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