The term “superfood” has become something of a marketing buzzword in recent years, and many processed food products will boast such ingredients. But don’t be fooled. Processing tends to denature nutrients, so what you end up with is typically a far inferior version compared to the real thing.
Once your body has lost between one to two percent of its total water content, it will signal its needs by making you feel thirsty. Color and frequency of urination can also be used to judge your water intake.
The dog days of summer bring heat and humidity, reminding us to lift our glasses and hydrate frequently.
Now, as temperatures begin to cool, most of us don’t realize how important it is to continue to drink an adequate amount of fluids. In any weather, our bodies require proper hydration — water is the largest component of the human body, making up about 60 percent of your body weight.
Honor student, son, heroin addict, patient. Wife, nurse, heroin possession, convict. Father, Academy Award winner, heroin overdose, deceased. Beneath the tranquil surface of denial lurks a ravenous leviathan, the disease of addiction. Unlike our society, the disease of addiction knows no prejudice. Right now we’re battling a national epidemic. Addiction to heroin and opioid pills has reached levels previously unseen in our state and country. Heroin addiction is so pervasive and severe that Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than a motor vehicle accident.
There are many excellent methods to detox, and after indulging in a holiday feast, there is hardly a better time to cleanse the body of accumulated toxins. Though you can try a myriad of techniques coming from varying medicinal practices around the world, the following 4 are some of the most readily practiced and easiest to complete – in many cases almost immediately after eating some ‘not-so-healthy’ treats at Thanksgiving time.
Fluoridation, the process of adding fluoride to public water supplies in an effort to prevent cavities, has courted controversy since its introduction in the US during the 1940s. Now, the prestigious medical journal The Lancet has published a report that supports what opponents of fluoridehave long been arguing. In essence, the journal article pointed to the fact that fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin.
The alkaline diet seems a bit too good to be true. Proponents of this diet suggest that replacing acid-forming foods with alkaline foods can improve health.
A new clinical trial is showing that the tiny sprouts of broccoli can help neutralize air pollution and its toxic contaminants in the body.
Try this overall mind and body detox that will also aid in weight loss: niacin (vitamin B3) plus food grade activated charcoal.
The chemical structure of triclosan is similar to thyroid hormones and PCBs, allowing it to attach to thyroid hormone receptors. Research has shown that triclosan can alter hormone regulation and may interfere with fetal development.
Allergies happen primarily due to an over-active immune system, a clogged lymph system, and a congested liver that can’t rid the body of toxins. Eliminating exposure to environmental toxins, detoxing our liver and lymph systems, and lowering stress can all help put an end to allergies for good.