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Seven Medical Myths

Ask your doctor how much water you should drink or why you couldn't keep your eyes open after Thanksgiving dinner, and you're likely to get the same misinformation your mother-in-law might dispense Tagged With:

Water: an element in healthy weight loss

The amount of water you drink plays a key role in healthy weight loss as well as water retention in the body. All living things require a lot of water to maintain normal life processes, and also must maintain its water supply near normal, or death will occur. If the body loses more than 20% of its normal water content, a painful death will occur. Tagged With:

Top 10 Protein Options in a Vegetarian Diet

Protein is needed to help the body build strong muscles, repair tissues and maintain an effective immune and hormonal system. If you have a physically active job or are involved in rigorous sports training, you may need more protein in your daily diet. Excellent sources of protein are meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products followed by soya products, pulses, grains, nuts seeds, vegetable and fruits. Tagged With:

Dealing with Sleeplessness

A lack of quality sleep may lead to love handles and double chins. Doctors at the University of Chicago found that not getting enough sleep altered basic bodily functions such as regulating blood-sugar levels, storing away energy from food and the production of various hormones. Tagged With:

How to Read a Vitamin Label

Labels on natural vitamin supplement bottles present a challenge to manufacturers: a great deal of information about a complex product must be squeezed into a tiny space. Through necessity, they resort to abbreviations and verbal shorthand to communicate, and it can be a bit daunting to the uninitiated. Here’s a guide to sorting it all out: Tagged With:

3 Reasons to Eat Turmeric

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice that spans cultures - it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and makes American mustard yellow. But evidence is accumulating that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent as well, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory action. Tagged With: