Water For Health

Water For Health

We all know that we should drink lots of water, suggested amounts are upwards of 1.5litres a day (The British Dietetic Association advises that we should consume 2.5 litres a day to remain healthy). However there is a lot of controversy; do tea and coffee count? How about squash or herbal tea? Should you have an extra glass for each alcoholic drink?

The following report will try and answer the following questions:

Why do our bodies need water?
How much water should I drink?
What are the benefits of lots of water?
What are the risks of not having enough water?
How do I know if I’m dehydrated?
Can we have too much water?
How does water help weight loss?

Why our bodies need water?

Water makes up 50-70% of our body weight and without it we would die within a ...

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Raynaud’s and Me

by Brian J Barolo

Raynaud’s and Me

On the subject of Raynaud’s and Me there is a very uncomfortable disease or syndrome or phenomenon that has a complete hold on my body.I do remember a bit with my mother always complaining about how cold her hands got and her fingers getting numb from the cold. I am not sure if this disease is handed down through genes  or not, but at 57 years old Raynaud’s has it out for me. For years now I have had much difficulty with cold temperatures and my extremities; nose, ear lobes, fingers (not just the tips), toes and feet and even knee caps in extreme cold weather. Start to alleviate symptoms with good gloves.

When the cold weather starts to appear Raynaud’s starts to kick in as soon as my body recognizes cold...

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