Who Needs Electrolytes and Why?

Many people talk about electrolytes but do you have any idea what electrolyte really is? Being among the smallest of chemicals...

Dehydration: Elderly to Children

Electrolytes are fundamental to good health. They transmit millions of messages per second through the nervous system. Electrolytes aid in brain, heart and nerve function as well as muscle control…

Fill In The G__P.

There might be one between your teeth. There could be some among wage earners. There definitely are those between generations, and there’s one at your local mall. But there’s one gap that you never…

Arthritis and Common Chemicals

Merely because something is hereditary doesn’t mean it has to be inherited unless it’s a defined, overt physical characteristic, such as eye color or hairline. Disease or propensity for disease does…

Wellness In The New Year (or any year for that matter)

There are some things in life we just can’t control. The weather is a good example, but other people’s behavior runs a close second. In fact, sometimes we have a hard time controlling our own…

The Secret About Cellulite Is No Secret At All

That dimpled skin on the thighs, hips and buttocks that looks like bubble wrap is the result of uneven distribution of body fat. It’s not serious, but it does little for self-image. That can be…

Coconut Water: Is It What It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Whether or not Robinson Crusoe was sustained by it, coconut water—not coconut milk—has gathered a following among those fitness fans looking for an all-natural alternative to sports drinks. However,…

Kidney Stones: The Basics

Ureterolithiasis, renal calculi, nephrolithiasis and kidney stone all mean the same thing: agony. The nurse told us the pain is equivalent to passing a five-pound canned ham through the southern…

Water Is Water. Period.

A topic of considerable debate in recent days is alkalized water. From a chemical point of view this raises both eyebrows and evokes a grin. A review of the meaning of pH might help to explain the…

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…