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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Millions of people, knowingly or not, self-medicate with chocolate every day to enhance their feel good chemicals and improve their moods. But can chocolate help your cardiovascular system, reducing the risk of heart attacks or strokes? Can it reduce the risk of high blood pressure or cancer? My guest this week says that after water, cocoa is the healthiest known substance you can put into your body and believes that if cocoa were consumed judiciously and regularly, it would prove the single greatest life-saving medication of all time.
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal research in over 20 countries in search of botanical medicines with proven efficacy. Chris is the FOX News Medicine Hunter and appears on FOX News Health online in the US and international television markets. He also writes a weekly column for FOX News Health. Chris is Explorer in Residence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he teaches the popular ethnobotany course The Shaman’s Pharmacy through the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences. The author of 14 books, Kilham has appeared as a guest expert on over 1500 radio programs and more than 500 TV shows worldwide including the Dr. Oz Show, ABC 20/20, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and NPR. For more information on Chris Kilham, please visit: www.medicinehunter.com
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