food poisoning dangers

Food Poisoning: Avoiding the Things That Could Kill You

There are hundreds of different parasites, fungi, and bacteria found in foods around the globe. Unfortunately, these organisms can cause serious illness when foods are not kept at cool temperatures when raw, thoroughly washed, and cooked to appropriate temperatures. Around the world, food poisoning claims the lives of thousands of people. In undeveloped countries, the…

Role of Diet in Chronic Inflammation

The Role of Diet in Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is the source of many illnesses across the country, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, osteoarthritis, progression of cognitive decline, and development of diabetes. Additionally, chronic inflammation may affect any of the body processes and result in additional disease and pain. Diet and the environment affect inflammation, and you can curb the progression…

Understanding Multivitamin Supplements and Cardiovascular Health

In the past, hundreds of studies have been conducted to determine the health benefits of taking multivitamins. Some studies have produced evidence of positive health benefits, and other studies conducted within the past year have resulted in a positive correlation between taking proper supplements and reduced risk for cardiovascular disease. Calcium’s Role in the Cardiovascular…

hydration and dehydration effects for fitness

Dehydration: Your Fitness Enemy, Water is Your Friend

Any good fitness program will only succeed with a good hydration plan.  Rule of thumb: if you’re going to sweat, you need to hydrate.  Hydration helps with joint lubrication, body temperature regulation, and transporting important nutrients throughout your body.  And more importantly, a hydration plan will help replace the fluid lost through sweating, staving off…