5 Dehydration Symptoms to Be Mindful of This Summer

There are many reasons to look forward to the summer season: vacations, the kids being out of school, longer days, and getting sun out by the pool. But are you staying hydrated enough? Drinking enough water is always important, but it’s especially crucial in summer months when temperatures are higher and we’re moving and sweating more during the day. Some … Read More

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Exercise: Are You Getting Enough?

You likely know that exercise is important. But how much do you need, exactly? And how do stay motivated if exercise itself seems like a chore? If these are questions you have, here’s a quick breakdown so you can truly begin making exercise work for you. How Much Exercise Do We Need? General guidelines recommend that most adults get at … Read More

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Gotta Go Too Often?

  If you are one of those folks who needs to urinate more frequently than most, there is a reason. Or let me say, many reasons. One of them could be an irritated bladder. Here are some of the stimulants that aggravate the bladder: sweet dried fruit; condiments, such as soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, mayo, because they contain acids or … Read More

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Bad Fish – Part 3

Monkfish is taken primarily with bottom trawls and dredges, which result in high levels of by-catch and habitat damage. This Atlantic bottomfish was once considered worthless, but rising prices led to rapid overfishing and crashing populations. According to Fish Watch, in 1999 scientists determined that “the monkfish resource had fallen below sustainable levels (overfished)”. By 2008, however, the monkfish resource had … Read More

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Itchy skin & watery eyes? You could have allergies!

  An allergy is an abnormal reaction to something in your environment or to a food you eat. Triggers are called allergens. The allergens in food are somewhat of a mystery to medical science. It is largely unknown why some food proteins are more allergenic than others. Allergies are labeled, identified, and classified by how, and to what degree, the … Read More

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Healthy Skin: Tips for Acne Issues

In a previous post on Acne, Aging and Attitude, I mentioned the causes of acne. Now I would like to offer helpful suggestions to deal with the issue. Dietary Changes for Healthy Skin A good starting point for cleaning the interior of the body and preventing most incoming toxins is improving the diet. Eat as many living, organic foods as … Read More

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Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

Vitamin B2 is now called riboflavin. This is one of the most widely distributed water-soluble vitamins in the body. As a co-enzyme, it is important in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Like other nutrients, it participates in the formation of red blood cells and antibodies, and is good for healthy eyes, hair, skin and nails. Another way that … Read More

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Bad Fish – Part 2

The other night at dinner I ordered Chilean Sea Bass. Then I discovered that this is another fish primarily caught with bottom trawls. In addition, they can also be caught with longlines, which can kill endangered albatrosses and other sea birds. Other names for this fish are Antarctic Toothfish and Patagonian Toothfish. This species of fish inhabits the deep cold sub-Antarctic … Read More

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Time to Cleanse Your Kidneys?

Your kidneys perform many essential functions such as filtering wastes from your bloodstream, removing excess water, producing hormones, regulating electrolytes in your body and maintaining blood pressure by balancing salt and water. Healthy kidneys are integral to a healthy body. They are so important that if this system failed, your body would be poisoned to death quickly. The role of … Read More

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Vitamin B1 – Thiamin

This is the second article in the B complex vitamins series. As mentioned in our original post “The B-complex vitamins – Simplified” (March 2015), the members of the ‘Vitamin B Complex’ are actually varied in their actions in the body and their availability in foods.” Thiamin, formerly known as Vitamin B1, is one of the essential energy-producing vitamins. In the annals of vitamin discoveries, thiamin … Read More

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