Dehydration

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Weak? Dizzy? It Could Be Dehydration

…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…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…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:…

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Healthy Travel Tips

…a 1/4 inch slice of ginger, or taking 1,000 mg of standardized ginger extract three or four hours before travel. Now it’s your turn: What are your healthy travel tips? You may also be interested in: * Weak? Dizzy? It could be dehydration. * The link between dehydration and blood pressure

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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

…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…

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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…

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The Power of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

…whack and it was scaring him. An EKG confirmed that Chuck was experiencing ventricular arrhythmia. Extreme sweating and fluid loss had led to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. I was particularly concerned about his level of magnesium, so we replenished his fluids and administered intravenous…

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Superfoods: An Easy Way to Get Your Greens

…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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Beware of Unnecessary Surgery

…shock-absorbing discs in your lower back and the cartilage in your joints require water for their cushioning effect. When we become chronically dehydrated these protective surfaces essentially dry out, lose their sponginess, and cause pain. Lack of water also prevents tissues from flushing out acids…

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Preventing Asthma Attacks Naturally

…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…

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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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