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Warning: Your water could be making you sick

health, water, health, health, water, waterI’m trying to get my eight glasses of water a day – or thereabouts – to keep my body functioning at its best and balancing out my love of a noon or mid-day café latte. Caffeine has its bonus points, certainly, many studies show, but it is a mild diuretic, so it can prevent water from getting to … Read More

5 easy ways to protect yourself from heatstroke this summer

heart, illness, prevention, heart, illness, preventionSunny summer days are great, but all that heat can make you sick if you aren’t smart about protection and prevention.

There were more than 7,200 heat-related deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2009, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heat can warm the bones, but it’s also a potential danger…. Read More

When you’re afraid your memory is declining…

brain, dementiaA sunny outlook on life doesn’t just brighten your day in the present – it could also help protect your brain from dementia in the future.

Dementia is a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect one’s daily life. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than five million Americans … Read More

What you need to eat now to reduce your risk of stroke

DIET, STROKE, Man cannot live on bread alone. Although there is something about bread fresh from the oven that I find hard to resist.

More to the point, do you eat plenty of fish, chicken or eggs? How about soy, nuts and seeds? Well protein-rich foods such as these may be linked to an even lower risk of stroke.

That’s … Read More

Why that morning coffee is more important now than ever

dna, fat, dna, fatHere’s to enjoying your morning joe!

Coffee has been in the hot seat for years and there are a number of studies that are both for and against the popular caffeinated beverage. Now you can add one more plus to the list.

New research shows that coffee might help to keep your DNA healthy and cut body fat, … Read More

4 foods never to buy at an American grocery store

china, foodI love it when my friend’s dog, Doug, actually does as he’s told. Like stop jumping all over me as soon as I try to sit down on the couch when I’m visiting. Or snatching up my purse with drooling jaws and hiding it in another room, just for fun. Who wants jaw prints on their favorite bag? … Read More

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