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Everyone says you need to drink more water. Water is called an essential nutrient because our need for it surpasses our body’s ability to produce it. But you drink coffee, tea, and the occasional soda, so why is water so important? There are quite a few answers to that question. Here are some.
Most health professionals agree that an adequate intake of protein is important for good health. But what is an adequate amount? And what happens if you miss that goal?
He only gained 3 pounds one year. That hardly matters at all! The problem is, it’s now ten years down the line and he’s gone from a healthy 170 pounds to a hefty 200 pounds—3 pounds at a time.
Have you ever read Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984? If you have, you are familiar with the term “doublethink.” Doublethink is the ability to simultaneously hold two contradictory thoughts in one’s head without recognizing the contradiction. When it comes to nutrition, doublethink is the result of contradictory information we’ve heard (and internally assimilated) from companies and diet fad proponents that make money through their “facts.” Take for example something we know is not healthy, say waffles. When they are labeled “whole grain,” we accept that they are healthy, even when we know they are not.
What in the world is gut health? Isn’t “gut” just a slang word, after all? Actually, gut health is an extremely important part of your overall health, both mental and physical. The term refers to the balance of the microorganisms that inhabit your intestinal system. Maintaining the proper balance is the best way to “love your gut.”
Covid-19 regulations may keep you from traveling much this year, but you can still have a wild scavenger hunt at a local park!
With recent approval from the FDA for immediate distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, questions and concerns are starting to float around the internet. We’ve done the research and are debunking common Covid-19 vaccine myths. Myth #1: The vaccine is...
Flu season is always difficult but this year even more so as we deal with COVID-19 as well. Many people see their doctor in the fall to get their yearly flu vaccine, but what’s the deal with the oft-promised-but-not-yet-available COVID vaccine? Here’s our take on the latest information.
As the weather temperatures drop and the winter approaches we can expect to see an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, which may—or may not—affect your holiday plans. The determining factor will be the number of cases in your immediate community. If it’s low, you’re probably okay for a traditional gathering. If cases in your area are high, it’s time to create some new traditions!
If you, like many Americans, have young children who enjoy dressing up in costumes and collecting candy on October 31, this year may present new challenges. The move away from kids running around in groups on Halloween and “trick-or-treating” from house to house began to occur when knowing your neighbors got less normal. Things have changed since you were a kid. The awareness of sugar’s contribution to health problems isn’t the only way. In days past, it was a favorite pastime to sit on your porch and chat with neighbors in the evening after work. Today, many households don’t even use their front doors, entering and exiting the house through the door in their garage.