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Good For What Ails You: The Chocolate Therapist

Yes, Virginia, there really is a Chocolate Therapist! Julie Pech, author of the book, The Chocolate Therapist: A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate, says that chocolate can cure almost any ailment from a broken heart to high blood pressure to PMS. The ailments are alphabetized for easy reference and followed by her prescription for the cure. As they say: "Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don't need an appointment!" Julie's informative and enjoyable book is based on scientific research, but her friendly writing style makes it easy to understand the science behind why good chocolate is good for us. You'll also find a brief history of chocolate, instructions on how to eat chocolate properly, chocolate recipes, and more.

Julie also has a website, TheChocolateTherapist.com, designed to bring consumers chocolate that supports the research in her book.  We're proud to announce that you'll find South 'n France Bon Bons is listed there! My favorite feature of the site is the "Surprise Me!" chocolate heart button. Click on this button, and you'll get a wonderful chocolate sound bite like the ones you see here:

My soul has had just about enough chicken soup. Hand over the chocolate.

Friends don't let friends eat bad chocolate.

If this had been an actual emergency, you would have had to give me a bon bon and a glass of red wine! 

Okay, we admit it: Julie's site doesn’t have this exact quote (we took some artistic license with this one), but we think she should add it!

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