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Keeping Cool While the Weather Heats Up

by Erin Steiner May 21st, 2008 | Diet, Exercise, First Aid

Here in Oregon the weather has been unseasonably cool…until today when it shot up to 95 degrees. While I was excited to see the (finally) warmer temperature, I realized that because my apartment has no air conditioning I once again will have to find natural ways to keep cool. I thought that I would share the following info, as heat stroke is a very serious condition and it won't be long before it becomes a daily concern.


Here are natural ways to keep your body cool this summer:


1. Drink plenty of water. You might consider upping your water

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Super Size Me?

by Louise May 18th, 2008 | Diet
If you like eating at fast food restaurants, but want to get out of that habit, I'd recommend watching Super Size Me. Super Size Me is a movie created by and starring Morgan Spurlock. It is an account of what happens to him when he decides to eat solely from the McDonald's menu for 30 days. In addition to that, if a worker asked him if he'd like to "Super Size" his meal, he forced himself to say, "Yes."

Morgan is monitored by a group of doctors/experts ( a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, general practitioner, personal trainer, and nutritionist) who will track the
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Asthma Cured By Hard Liquor??

by TK May 16th, 2008 | Diet, Diseases
In our sister publication, Parched No More, LJ Dovichi wrote a great article about how a cure for asthma is a shot of hard liquor. So, if you're an asthmatic, you may want to get a shot of tequila, rum, or scotch to snap out of your attack.
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Saturated, Unsaturated, Trans, Oh My!

by Louise March 28th, 2008 | Diet
First of all, fat is an essential part of your diet. It is recommended that about 30% of your calorie intake come from fat. Be careful when you look at that number. Do not mistake it to mean that 30% of the food you eat can be fat. One gram of fat is equal to more than double one gram of protein or carbohydrates. (If you're wondering what percentage of the amount of food you eat can be fat, that number is around 15%.) What matters most is the type of fat. There are "good" fats and "bad" fats.

Trans fat
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Less Salt Equals Healthier Kids

by MPK February 21st, 2008 | Children's Health, Diet, Nutrition
If you are under the age of 18, don't let Mom or Dad read this article!  Otherwise it will be time to say goodbye to french fries, corn chips, and any other flavorful salty treat.  Plus, all of your favorite sweetened sodas could be a thing of the past.

It has been well documented that reducing salt in an adult's diet is a healthy choice.  Similarly, a lower salt diet is important for children.  According to a study by He, Marrero, and MacGregor, reducing the amount of salt in a child's diet will  reduce the amount of sugary soft drinks
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.