The terrifying truth is that our food is contaminated with pesticides.  While eating organic foods does not completely remedy the problem, it is a step in the right direction.  Unfortunately, “organic” often translates into “wow, that’s a lot of money!”  As consumers with budgets, most of us are forced to choose between saving a few dollars, and eating a little cleaner.  For those of us who find ourselves...

Without salt, you’re dead.  Your body needs salt so that your heart can pump, so that you can digest your food, and so that your adrenal glands, liver, and kidneys can function.  Salt also plays an important role in hydrating your body.  It helps your cells absorb the water that you take in, instead of letting it pass right through you with limited benefit.  A good rule to remember: if you have to urinate within two...

You are primarily comprised of water, and therefore your daily water consumption is vital to your health.  Your body is estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water.  Your blood is comprised of mostly water, as are your muscles, lungs, and brain.  Water also plays a primary role in regulating body temperature, transporting oxygen to your cells, removing waste, and providing the means for which nutrients travel to your...

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