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Dangers of Dehydration–Ubiquitous or Overblown?

When it comes to water intake, we are constantly (quite ironically) inundated by the health mainstream with the importance of water and the dangers of dehydration.  We are advised to drink at least 8 8-ounce glasses (1.89 L) of water a day (sometimes more) and that if our urine is […]

Vitamins and Minerals Part III: Electrolytes

In Part I and Part II of this series I covered the vitamins of the series, but now we’re getting to some minerals, specifically the electrolytes calcium, magnesium, and potassium.   Electrolytes are essential body salts that are crucial for the health of the cells, as they enable cells to […]

Vitamins and Minerals Part II: Vitamin C and the Fatties

In Part I of this series I touched on the B vitamins which are all water-soluble vitamins that aren’t stored in your body.  Aside from vitamin C, the rest of the vitamins in this article are fat-soluble vitamins, meaning that they should be taken with fat to be absorbed into […]