Drinking Water

Relieve Joint Pain with Good Old-Fashioned Water

…cutting back on the drinks I mentioned earlier that act as diuretics. And you need to be drinking plenty of water every day--1/2 gallon a day is not unreasonable for most people. Distilled water is best for ensuring safe drinking water. At first, increasing the amount of water you drink may not seem like…

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A Daily Soda Ups Diabetes Risk

…artificially sweetened drinks for sugar-sweetened ones isn’t the answer. Drinking water is. Reducing your diabetes risk by dropping the daily soft drink seems like a no-brainer to me. I hope it is for you and your loved ones, too. Now It’s Your Turn: How often do you drink soda? You May Also Be Interested…

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Six Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Life

…peaches, pears or apples, I strongly suggest washing and peeling them thoroughly. Make it a point to wash each piece of food with either mild soapy water or a produce rinse (Healthy Harvest is one) to remove “earthly” residue. Since you can't peel the spinach or green beans, I would suggest making…

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How To Measure Hypothyroid Activity

…a matter of weeks with Iosol liquid. Start with four drops in water every day; after two weeks reduce the dosage to two drops daily. If your thyroid’s function is normal, then consider your potassium level. You can raise it by drinking more fruit and vegetable juices (freshly made, if you have a juicer…

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Water Distillation Could Save Your Life

water. So essentially, distillation removes the water from the contaminants, rather than trying to remove the contaminants from the water. For all reasons you would use water--drinking, cooking, nasal irrigation, etc.--I strongly urge you to use a water distiller to achieve the safest, cleanest water

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How a Simple Glass of Water Can Alleviate Joint Pain

…with water. As we age, these matrixes begin to break down and the ability to keep our joints hydrated lessens. You can rehydrate your joints by eliminating or cutting back on beverages that have a diuretic effect (coffee, tea, soda, and alcohol, for instance). And obviously, you need to be drinking plenty…

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Cleanse with Cabbage Juice

…ulcer formation and promote the healing of existing ulcers. Straight cabbage juice from a juicer works wonders at treating ulcers. I’ve found that drinking a quart of the juice throughout the day seems to work best. Stick with it for at least two weeks. * Both fermented and straight cabbage juice is rich…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

…aware, though, that higher-fiber diets require an increase in fluid intake. As you start to add more high-fiber foods, be sure you’re drinking plenty of water. Estimates are that most adults consume between 10 and 15 grams of fiber a day but should be taking in at least 25 to 30 grams. Eating 30…

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How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

…bleach—Use bleach for sanitizing surfaces and purifying water. For water that is essentially clear with limited visible contaminants, adding regular chlorine bleach (unscented Chlorox or Purex) will disinfect the water and make it safe for drinking. One teaspoon will treat five gallons, or 16 drops for…

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Food Causing Your IBS? Use Food to Fight It

…associated with IBS. I always keep some peppermint tea around the house to treat an upset stomach, but don’t drink it every day. Use it only when you’ve got an upset stomach since drinking peppermint tea too frequently can minimize its effects. Now, it’s your turn: How do you manage irritable bowel…

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Fight the Flu With Licorice Root

…flu, I suggest drinking a cup of licorice-root tea daily for a month or so. This should boost your immune system to help fight off the flu. To be sure you're getting glycyrrhizin, make your own tea from dried licorice root. Add one pound of chopped root to three pints of boiling water and continue to…

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Six Steps to Successful Sprouting

…around. You’ll need a large rubber band to hold this screen on the jar. 2. Now soak the seeds overnight in water. Place two tablespoons of seeds in the jar and cover with about two inches of water. Put the lid on. If you’re using alfalfa seeds, place the jar in the refrigerator overnight. Alfalfa seeds…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…dairy groups began to explore possible uses for whey other than disposing of it. Researchers developed several methods to remove fats, milk salts, and water from whey. During that same period, there were efforts underway to reduce various fats in the diet—which triggered a considerable amount of research…

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How to Fix a Hiatal Hernia Naturally

…Here’s how you do it without surgery and in a quick morning exercise: * Drink a glass of room temperature or slightly warm water when you get out of bed in the morning. (Skip the coffee, tea, juice, and cold water—just drink warm water.) * While standing, bring your arms straight out from your sides and…

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Boredom or Hunger?

…The solution is a healthy one and kills two birds with one stone. Drink a glass of water! Sometimes what we mistake as hunger is actually the body needing to be hydrated, and when bored we pick up on this signal. Drink a glass of water and wait 15 minutes. It wouldn’t be surprising to me if you weren’t…

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Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

…consume flaxseed as soon as it's ground, as precious oils can oxidize and go rancid. When using flaxseed, make certain you drink plenty of water because the fiber in flax soaks up water like a sponge. This is great for promoting soft stools and relieving constipation, but without adequate liquids, it can…

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