Surprising Uses for Toothpaste

Learn how to use toothpaste in ways that don’t involve teeth.

Surprising Uses for Toothpaste

Toothpaste works wonders on teeth, so it makes sense that it can clean or fix other items, whether they be on your body or around the home. You’ll be amazed at all of the surprisingly clever ways you can use this handy paste, so grab a tube and read on!

Use It as Acne Cream

Dab some white, plain toothpaste on a pimple to dry it out. To avoid irritation, don’t leave the paste on for longer than 15 minutes.

How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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