This morning I decided to educate myself in the medical field.
I began researching "problems" closely related to malfunctions in my own body and found it very interesting. Slowly, however, interest turned to disgust and fatigue.
The more I read, the more nauseous I became.
I had to get up and walk around for a while. Lamorris (the awesome black lady I work with) was looking at me all crazy like.
I decided I'd better sit down.
Absentmindedly I reached into my purse and pulled out a piece of gum. Not a second after my jaw first clenched together did a surge of melony mint relief permeate through my entire body.
"victory" my body seemed to exclaim.
What was this sweet goodness that saturated my body? What was this liberation? What is this stimulant we call gum?
I. Don't. Know.
But neither does anyone else.
Benefits from chewing gum are known, but most of the causes behind those benefits are not.
The U.S. Armed Forces has supplied soldiers with gum since World War I because it helps improve concentration and relieves stress and tension.
Recent studies have also shown that chewing gum can improve one's mood.
Gum is clinically proven to prevent acid reflux and heartburn.
Gum also has been proven to enhance memory.
I haven't come across any articles relating exactly to my own experience with gum, but it is definately a note worthy occurance.
Gum is a gift from the gods and I encourage all of you to better incorporate its benefits in your lives. You will be less stressed, your concentration will be improved, and your memory will greatly be enhanced.