Scientists once told us that you can’t change your family, the genes they pass on, or the effect of these genes. Now an international team of scientists is attacking that belief. They discovered that the gene that is the strongest marker for heart disease can actually be modified by generous amounts of fruit and raw vegetables. Researcher Jamie Engert says, "We know that some genetic variants increase the risk of heart disease, but it was a surprise to find that a healthy diet could significantly weaken its effect.”

His team’s research suggests that that people with the high risk genotype who eat a prudent diet, composed mainly of raw vegetables, fruits and berries, have a similar risk of heart attack to those with the low risk genes." Researcher Sponia Anand says, "Our results support the public health recommendation to consume more than five servings of fruits or vegetables as a way to promote good health."

Don’t like vegetables? Some scientists have "mapped" the tongue–saying that we taste sweets on one part of it, bitterness on another–but it turns out this isn’t true: we used the whole tongue to taste EVERYTHING, and those bumps on your tongue aren’t taste buds: Those bumps on your tongue aren’t actually your taste buds: each one is receptacle for 50 to 100 buds. People who become chefs and restaurant critics may be among the 15 to 25% of the people who have more taste buds than the rest of us.

If YOU love to eat and need to lose those extra pounds, start TODAY by downloading Anne Strieber’s famous diet book, "What I Learned From the Fat Years." Using scientific principles, she devised a diet that helped her to lose 100 pounds and with her help, YOU CAN DO IT TOO. And no matter what you drink, we suggest you pour it into a Dreamland Festival mug!

And HERE’S MORE great books you don’t want to miss: You can now be among the FIRST to read Whitley Strieber’s dynamic sequel to Communion, "Solving the Communion Enigma." You can get a special bookplate to go with it, and here’s how: Once you have purchased the book, you’ll need to either forward the e-receipt or send as a jpg, screenshot (etc.) to this address. You will then receive an autoresponse that will include a link to a page where you can input your address. Tarcher will send a special "Communion Enigma" bookplate out to the recipients shortly before publication date. To learn more, click here.

ANOTHER don’t miss book is "Melody Burning." Anne Strieber thought of it, Whitley wrote it, and now YOU can PRE-ORDER it!

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