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Water Intoxication: How Much Water Is Too Much?

There’s no doubt about it, drinking enough water to stay hydrated is important for many reasons — such as preventing fatigue, regulating blood pressure and even controlling hunger. But can you have too much water? The answer is yes, you definitely can. In fact, water intoxication (a severe form of …

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Signs + Prevention

Researchers first identified alcohol as a fetal toxin only in the early 1970s, after an association was made between fetal exposure to alcohol during pregnancy and certain physical and mental impairments. (1) Today fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and related fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are considered prevalent, life-long disabilities that …

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7 Best Home Remedies for Cough

Coughing is a common reaction to the respiratory system trying to expel harmful microbes, dust or irritants from the body. It’s a natural reflex that protects your lungs, but as you know, it can be extremely irritating, obnoxious and even painful. Coughing can also keep you up at night and …

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Creatine Monohydrate: Beneficial or Just Dangerous?

Creatine (sometimes referred to as creatine monohydrate) has been called a “phenomenon” in the bodybuilding community and is among the best-selling supplements to gain muscle. To date, well over 500 research studies have evaluated the effects of creatine supplementation on muscle growth, metabolism, exercise capacity and many other markers of …

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5 Healthy Ways to Spice Up Your Green Tea

by Erin Young Green tea is renowned for its health benefits — it helps with weight loss, keeps your heart healthy and is a powerhouse of cancer-fighting antioxidants. (1) In fact, recent studies have focused on the ability of green tea to help prevent two major health problems faced by …

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Orange Nutrition Benefits Skin, Immunity & More

By Rachael Link, MS, RD We’ve all heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But with all of the antioxidants, micronutrients and health-promoting properties crammed inside the orange, it’s safe to say that oranges may be just as effective in keeping you healthy. In fact, the …

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