If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It! Watermelon Is Delicious & Healthy Just As It Is

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I come across stories such as the following. Apparently, popular pizza chain Domino’s attempted to create a watermelon pizza that actually tastes good. Yes, you read that correctly, and not surprisingly they failed! Watermelon has been quite the popular food lately on social media. For example, there was a recent TikTok trend where people were putting mustard on watermelon and eating it. Even Lizzo tried it. Again, unsurprisingly she did not find it very appetizing.

Never Wait To Feel Thirsty Before You Hydrate

Hiking is one of my favorite ways to get outside and get some exercise, but lately I have been extremely cautious due to the heat. It does not take long for dehydration and heatstroke to take over.

Pregnant Women Should Not Eat For Two, But Perhaps They Should Be Drinking Water For Two

I recall gaining nearly 60 pounds when I was pregnant. I just could not seem to gain enough weight to satisfy my doctor. And I was not underweight when I got pregnant.  At 5'10" I weighed about 145 pounds. By my ninth month, I was almost 200 pounds.  It used to be quite common for doctors and other to tell pregnant patients that they were eating for two. "Eat as much as you want and whatever you want. Now is the time to do it,”  they said. 

Keeping “Cool” May Increase Longevity

There is significant evidence that reducing the amount of calories we consume every day brings a host of health benefits. This includes a longer lifespan, reduced risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes and conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Another side effect of restricting our caloric intake is a lower body temperature, which is nature’s way of helping us burn less energy until the amount of food we had been eating becomes available again.

Worried About the Summer Holidays? Eat Watermelon!

Not only is watermelon delicious but there are also so many nutrients and potential health benefits of eating this fruit.

Are You Overhydrating?

There’s no shortage of stories online about people committing to drinking a gallon of water a day and claiming this leads to better skin, less cravings for unhealthy foods, weight loss and more benefits.

Would You Like Some Plastic With That Bottled Water? 

It’s pretty unbelievable how much plastic we use. Reportedly, since the 1950s, about 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide!

Man Killed By Brain-Eating Amoeba. Learn How You Can Be Proactive

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie…A brain-eating amoeba enters the body of its victim through the nose. And once the amoeba makes its way in, the victim has little chance of survival.

Cellulite Got You Down? Learn How You Can Be Proactive

Cellulite is pretty common. Some physicians refer to it as edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy (EFP). Even celebrities and athletes, who we sometimes tend to think have “perfect bodies,” get it. For example, plus size model Ashley Graham posted a photo on Instagram of the cellulite on her thighs and buttocks area, with the caption, “I workout. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I’m in. And I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite...and you shouldn’t be either.”

Our Children Are Not Drinking Enough Water. This is Not Okay

Water is probably the most important of the six essential nutrients our bodies need to remain healthy. (The other five nutrients are protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins). We need water to digest our food, absorb the other nutrients from the food we eat and get rid of waste so that we can increase our chances of maintaining a healthy weight.

Have Loved Ones in Senior Living? Don’t Let Them Get Dehydrated

If you’ve never heard of “terminal dehydration,” you’re probably not alone. Terminal dehydration, also called voluntary death by dehydration (VDD), is when a very ill patient decides to stop eating food or drinking fluids to hasten death.

Avoid Potassium Depletion When Taking Diuretics

Social media sensation and rapper Cardi B received some backlash last summer. Not for her daring song lyrics, risque outfits or what some consider as her ‘outrageous personality,’ but for promoting a tea detox product.

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