Dehydration

Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…and strengthen the efficacy of pain medications. * Caffeine helps prevent constipation. * And contrary to claims linking caffeine and coffee to dehydration, coffee actually improves hydration. Drink Coffee, Live Longer If you’re still not convinced, here’s one more powerful reason to imbibe: Coffee…

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Weak? Dizzy? It Could Be Dehydration

…hospital to replenish his fluids. Tony was suffering from dehydration, the combined result of exertion (he drove 1,090 miles that day), heat, and inadequate fluid intake. Although Tony’s story is extreme, many people suffer from dehydration because they fail to drink enough water—especially during…

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Healthy Travel Tips

…airlines serve for a snack are loaded with sodium. Not only is that detrimental to your blood pressure, that salt can make the risk of in-flight dehydration even greater. * Fear of flying? If you have a fear of flying, I recommend that you take a natural anxiety reliever before, and perhaps during, your…

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5 Ways to Avoid the Health Hazards of Summer

…of filtered water with you at all times and get into the habit of drinking water before you feel thirsty, since thirst is actually a sign that dehydration has already set in. Tip #2: Repel mosquitoes with vitamin B1. For mosquitoes, vitamin B-1 (thiamine hydrochloride) may do the trick. In 1943, Dr…

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Preventing Migraines

…be purchased in health-food stores.) * Drink plenty of water. Water can flush out toxins in your body that contribute to headaches. In addition, dehydration may be linked to chronic headaches. Make sure you’re drinking at least eight glasses of water a day. Now it’s your turn: Have you found a solution…

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Preventing Asthma Attacks Naturally

…some sleuthing because everybody’s triggers are different. For some, it’s exercise, weather changes, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), dehydration, or even laughter; for others, it’s irritants such as smoke, strong odors, or air pollution. Flare-ups can also be caused by an allergic response…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…tall glass of iced tea, which contains antioxidants that can further reduce your risk of skin cancer. (The common belief that tea contributes to dehydration is a myth.) Now it's your turn: How do you protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun? You May Also Be Interested In: * Vitamin A Helps…

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Superfoods: An Easy Way to Get Your Greens

…carefully processed to retain their nutritional value. Plants are harvested when they're young and in their prime, then ground, concentrated, and dehydrated at low temperatures to preserve enzymes and other heat-sensitive components. The concentrates are then put in capsules or measured into powders,…

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Let's Talk About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes information and research can be found all over the place, but much less is written about type 1. That’s likely because the vast majority of people living with diabetes have type 2. Nevertheless, type 1 diabetes warrants discussion. Type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as…

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