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Lead poisoning is no joke. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan might seem far removed for most of us, but what happened there could happen in any number of other places. And if you live in a home that was fitted with certain types of plumbing materials, you could be at an even higher risk. Lead poisoning can cause serious health problems in all people, but it can be especially dangerous to children....
May 8, 2020
You may have heard the warnings: Always toss previously boiled water and refill your kettle or pot before heating it, or you’ll wind up making toxic water. But is it true? The answer isn’t as simple as yes or no. We have the details. Claims have flooded the Internet that reboiling water can make it dangerous. It's said that evaporation can cause some chemicals to become more concentrated as the water...
January 27, 2020
The idea of eating to suppress appetite is more than a little appealing, and it makes sense. Of course, when you think about it, we do in fact eat to remove hunger. That sounds like an oversimplification but sometimes keeping it simple works out for the best. Since many people reach out to food in times of stress, anxiety and depression, sometimes we do have to make sure we are eating to fully satisfy...
November 29, 2019
Getting the recommended eight glasses of water each day isn’t so simple for those who can’t stand the way it tastes. Some even gag when they try. Instead of just choking it down, like a kid forced to eat veggies, there are ways to make staying hydrated a little more enjoyable. Adequate water intake is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Meet that daily water goal by trying these tips for making it more...
November 8, 2019
In order to function properly, the human body needs water. Women need approximately -11.5 cups of fluids- per day, whereas men need about 15.5 cups. The water can come from many sources, including popular beverages, such as coffee and soda, and watery fruits and vegetables, like cucumbers and watermelon. But we definitely need it, and when we're drinking optimum amounts, we reap benefits. While it...
September 19, 2019
Have you ever been on a diet? Most people have. This is how it goes: you start the - diet and feel great - for the first few days. After a week, you think that you’ve done enough to earn a "cheat" meal. You eat everything you couldn’t eat before, remember how good the food tasted, and then give up on the diet. There are other varieties of this same situation, but it always ends the same - you give...
February 13, 2019
According to Harvard University and other researchers, the government approved additive being used by most municipal water authorities is now officially classified as a neurotoxin that can cause long term brain damage. This -Harvard study- linked water fluoridation to a loss in IQ, stating that "fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain.” Animal...
June 22, 2018
Perhaps because it is so readily and inexpensively available, we all generally take water for granted.  Like electricity, we can't possibly live without water, but, still, we assume that it will always be available when we want it. Of course, electricity isn't a physiological necessity but how many people today in developed countries would be able to function were it not available? - Not only do we...
April 27, 2018
Continuous media hype from self-proclaimed “health experts" and diet gurus decrees the necessity for drinking a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. There are other people, many of whom are bona fide experts, waging the argument that you can drink too much water, even to the consequence of death. The ever-present water bottle clutched in the hands of celebrities whose photos look out at...
February 23, 2018
Access to germ-free and unpolluted water has always been important.  Most people know that. People know, for example, that contagious, microorganism-induced diseases were often the main cause of death before the 1900s.  They also probably know that water (as in the case of cholera, malaria, Schistosomiasis, Shigellosis, etc.) was often the medium that these microorganisms needed or used to spread themselves...
August 10, 2016