Drinking Makes You Thirsty – And That is a Good Thing!

At some point, you may have been told that alcohol does not really dehydrate you. This is simply not true. Today, I want to talk about the dehydrating effects of alcohol, why it’s important to know about them and what you can do to counter dehydration and its risks when and if you decide to drink alcohol.

Should You Let Your Kids “Taste” Alcohol?

Parenting is one of the most rewarding but challenging responsibilities of our lives. As parents, we sometimes struggle with the delicate balance of setting boundaries for our kids and letting them experience things they will inevitably encounter at some point during their lives.

Hydrate with Honeydew

The honeydew melon sure looks a lot like a cantaloupe. And this is probably because both melons belong to the Cucumis melo plant family, along with watermelon.

Great News for Keeping Your Heart Healthy

It’s not news that two of the most important things you can do to help prevent cardiovascular disease are reducing the risk factors associated with having too much body fat, and not exercising enough. The other element of the healthy heart equation is, of course, following a nutritionally balanced diet.

The Knockout Combo You Don’t Want - Cocaine and Alcohol

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and many people are already aware that an addiction to alcohol can be detrimental to their physical and mental health.

Prime Veggies For Women in Their Prime!

I’ve already come clean about the fact that I really do not like the taste of broccoli. But I have started to try various ways to make it more tasty due to the myriad of health benefits this veggie may provide. And I recently learned that cruciferous vegetables, ones (including broccoli) that come from the plant family Cruciferae, may help with stroke and heart attack prevention.

Be Proactive About Palliative Care

There continues to be a misunderstanding about palliative care among both healthcare providers and patients. Unfortunately, this lack of understanding has resulted in underutilization of this important discipline which brings numerous benefits to patients, their families and caregivers and providers.

Cracking The Health Benefits of Eggplants

In order to shed her baby weight, iconic singer Mariah Carey followed a “Purple Diet.” This diet only includes “lilac produce” such as grapes, certain berries, purple carrots, plums and eggplant.

When Blood Comes Out Of Your Eyes

Popular culture seems fascinated with the idea of bloody or bleeding eyes. Television programs about vampires, politicians rebutting uncomfortable questions from reporters and gothic mystery novels routinely create vivid images of people with torrents of blood flowing from their eyes. And while this may be a common dramatic device to make a point or enhance a story, is it really based in reality? Can and do our eyes really bleed?

We May Have Uncovered Why Jamaicans Are So Fast. Ackee!

You may not have ever heard of the ackee fruit, the national fruit of Jamaica. Ackee and saltfish is a traditional Jamaican dish and is actually a staple breakfast meal.

Follow This Passion to Better Health

Passion fruit! Just the name of this fruit makes it enticing to eat.

Can Drinking Too Much Cause Bad Blood?

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a time to focus on the responsible use of alcohol. Drinking alcohol is a socially acceptable part of our culture, but we often forget that it is an addictive substance.

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