Dehydration

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Relieve Joint Pain with Good Old-Fashioned Water

Dehydration is one of the most common underlying causes of countless health issues—everything from headaches and constipation to blood pressure problems. But most people don’t associate dehydration with joint pain and stiffness. Many of the fluids we consume nowadays--soft drinks, tea, coffee, alcohol…

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How a Simple Glass of Water Can Alleviate Joint Pain

The effects of dehydration can be far-reaching--but most people don't realize it can contribute to joint pain and stiffness, even if you don't have arthritis. Some of the primary ingredients in joint products are carbohydrate and protein complexes known as glycosaminoglycans (called GAGs for short).…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

…meal to someone undergoing chemotherapy and then, after being unable to hold the meal down, claiming that eating following chemotherapy causes dehydration and mineral loss and should be avoided. Let me be clear. This latest negative study doesn’t change my mind on eggs at all. I still consider them…

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Got the Flu? Here's What to Do.

…avoid going to the ER unless you really are experiencing truly serious symptoms, like shortness of breath or severe vomiting (which can lead to dehydration and could warrant IV fluids). ERs are overrun with flu patients right now, so unless you’re in seriously bad shape, it’s likely that you will…

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How to Prevent and Treat the Dreaded "Traveler's Diarrhea"

…water or eating raw peeled fruits or vegetables rinsed in tap water can cause problems as well.) Drink plenty of purified water daily to avoid dehydration. If you’re in a situation where you must use tap water, boil it for at least 10 minutes. If you do fall victim to traveler's diarrhea, the most…

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On Women and Fluid Retention

…tendency. For one, because of their naturally occurring, higher level of body fat, women have less water reserves, making it easier for them to become dehydrated. Additionally, some women have a problem with excess estrogen, which also causes the body to retain water. The excess fluid is the reason for the…

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