Description: 70% of all illness is preventable. Doing simple things, like washing your hands frequently, drinking low-fat milk instead of whole milk, and -yes- brushing your teeth can help you stay healthy and avoid chronic illness. Crooked, dirty teeth can cause periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation of the gums, that is a risk factor for heart attacks, low birth weight infants, diabetes and some forms of cancer. Washing your hands is 10 times more effective in preventing colds and flu than taking vitamin C or echinacea. This book gives simple, effective, easy measures to ensure that you and your family stay happy and healthy!