Hydration: How much do you need?

We have been counseled to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day (8 x 8) for such a long time that the advice has become unwritten law…and slavishly followed at that. This chant started so long…

Flu and Vitamin D3

In a sequestered environment such as a classroom or dormitory, influenza can evoke concerns that are more than just casual. It has been noted by scientists and physicians that seasonal variations in…

Do You Wash Your Produce? Why?

In his June 11, 2011 column for Newsmax Health (www.newsmaxhealth.com), Dr. Russell Blaylock, noted neurosurgeon and lecturer, admonished his readers to pay careful attention to the washing of their…

Importance of Iodine

Iodine (I) is essential, which clearly means we need it. Just as we need zinc or magnesium, we need I. The common iodine deficiency disorders include goiter, hypothyroidism, mental retardation,…

Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution is one of the most overlooked threats to human health. Households in developing countries might be the hardest hit. Because children spend almost eighty percent of their time…

Soda and Obesity

While a major study relating soda and obesity was done in California, the hypothesis, observations and outcomes are applicable to all the states of the Union. More than half the adolescents in that…