Summer is finally here. And that means lots more outdoor activities in the sun - such as outdoor sports, working in the lawn or garden, and vacations in fun locations with lots of sun. So it's time to ask the perennial question "How much sun exposure should I be getting?"
Your doctor has just put you on antibiotics for any one of a number of reasons. (Antibiotics are among the most widely prescribed medications worldwide, and many experts feel that antibiotics are significantly over prescribed in this country, but that's another story for another day). All of a sudden your urges become more compelling; your trips to the bathroom become more frequent. Yep, you have antibiotic associated diarrhea.
Contrary to what many people think and conventional medicine would have us believe, infectious diseases were on the decline long before the introduction of vaccines and antibiotics. The decline can be attributed to better nutrition and improved living conditions. As the following article from Orthomolecular Medicine News Service explains, with a healthy immune system and optimum levels of nutrients such as Vitamins D and C, we can actually coexist with infections without concern.
"Getting the Most Out of Your Workout"-Part 3 -- Did you know the human body is made up of 60% water? Physiologically, fluids assist in the transportation of oxygen and nutrients through the bloodstream, provide lubrication in our joints and cushioning for our organs, and carry heat generated by exercise to the skin where it can be dissipated as sweat to cool the body. An adult loses about 2 liters of fluid per day through sweat, urine, respiration, and bowel movements, and that's why we often make the recommendation to drink eight glasses of water daily for proper hydration.
Below is Part 2 of "Getting the Most Out of Your Workout." Part 3 will address "Smart Hydration for Better Workouts."
We all know regular exercise is an important component of fitness and health, but how many of us know that what we ate last night and this morning can have a huge impact on the quality of today's workout?
"Great athletes aren't born, they're built -- one workout at a time." Even if we are not competitive athletes, learning the techniques that elite athletes use can help the rest of us get the most out of our workouts. Below is part 1 of a Summer Health & Wellness Update from Shaklee Corporation on the benefits of staying active. Parts 2 and 3 will address the role that nutrition and hydration play in our workouts.
The omega-3 wars are heating up. Omega-3 fatty acids have gotten a lot of positive press lately. Clinical studies suggest that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes and help reduce the pain and stiffness associated with inflammation. Other studies show that DHA in particular is important for brain development and may even reduce ADD and ADHD in children and slow mental decline in adults. But where should you get those omega-3 fatty acids - particularly if you're concerned about the presence of PCBs and mercury in many ocean fish?