The Two Secrets of Proper Hydration

Hydration

Did you know your body is composed of 75% water, just like the planet Earth? Your brain is 83% water, as is your blood. Water is crucial to every major physical process in your body. So you can imagine what happens when you get dehydrated! Drinking enough water – at least 64 ounces per day – can help alleviate a host of physical problems and is one of the core components of lasting health.

One of the most important things to understand about water intake is that dehydration causes your thirst receptors to stop functioning at full capacity.

Although I eat really healthy, it seems like I always have a lot of gas and bloating. Can you tell me why?

Although I eat healthy, it seems like I always have a lot of gas and bloating. Can you tell me why?

There are many causes of gas and bloating formation in the G.I. (gastrointestinal tract), and usually there is a combination of predisposing factors. Common causes include digestive insufficiency, or lack of one or more digestive enzymes, namely hydrochloric acid, pepsin, amylase, or lipase. Without adequate digestive enzymes there will be incomplete digestion, which may lead to fermentation or rotting – which is the opposite of good digestion.

A caution on excess vitamin D

Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – A caution on excess vitamin D – November 16, 2011)

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Don’t forget your vitamins!

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