It’s a stereotype that Irish people drink a lot. But it’s true that for many, Irish or not, a big part of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is having drinks with friends.
In case you wake up on March 18 with a headache and nausea instead of a pot of gold, try a cupful of green tea with True Lemon, a cure that’s even the right color!
Ever get a strange, empty sensation in your stomach after drinking a diet soda? You might not be imagining things. A Purdue University study discovered that eating or drinking artificial sweeteners triggers a response in our bodies that not only makes us hold on to calories, but that makes us want to eat even more!
What? Could this help explain why, even though we think we’re doing our bodies a favor by choosing diet products, lots of us are heavier than ever?
Get ready to move your clock forward March 13th! And we do mean get ready. As with any time change, it’s important to stay healthy and alert by getting plenty of rest, exercise and keeping hydrated!
People love DST; kids get to play later, we’re outside longer, and there’s all that lovely Vitamin D pouring down on us. But there’s a darker side to this time change.
“Without color additives, colas wouldn't be brown, margarine wouldn't be yellow and mint ice cream wouldn't be green. Color additives are now recognized as an important part of practically all processed foods we eat,” states the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s info page on food dye.
Dyes do appear nearly everywhere: in breakfast cereals, bottled drinks – even fruits and meats!
What are some of the things we love? French fries, beer, ice cream, coffee, cola and cake leap to mind. What if you went without one of them? Do you think you would lose weight, sleep better, have more energy? Well, what better time than Lent to find out?
Lent starts March 9th. For Christians, it’s when prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial are used to prepare for the commemoration of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Today, participants often give up a “vice” for Lent and give money saved to charities.
World Kidney Day is March 10, and was created to raise awareness of the importance of early detection for kidney disease. You can reduce the risk of kidney disease (and lots of other health problems!) by following these seven rules:
1. Stay active.
Dr. Oz seems to have gone cuckoo for coconut oil. In fact, he’s so nuts about the oil’s benefits he recommends you take a tablespoon a day as well as use it in your daily cooking!
On his show, the good doctor said eating coconut oil can fix wrinkles, help you lose weight, sooth skin conditions, fight fungal infections and even treat bacteria-caused ulcers.
From Oprah’s website: “I read a book by Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto called The Message from Water in which he documented, by photographing frozen water crystals, the fact that water responds to our thoughts, energy vibrations and emotions and the energy in its environment.”
We love you, Oprah, but it turns out Mr. Emoto’s work (to put it nicely) is pretty shaky science-wise. But still, water does have a lot of mystical connections.
Did you know that those who make less money give a bigger percentage of their income to charity than those who make more money? The Center on Philanthropy says people who make $50k a year or less donate about 4 percent of their income to charity, while people making $100k or more give about 2 percent.
Whichever group you’re in, your gift won’t do any good if the charity you pick is fake, or even just inefficient. Before you write a check, it pays to do a little research. Here are a few websites that will help you feel good about where your money is going:
This month we turn our attention toward the battle against heart disease, the number one cause of death and a major cause of disability in our country. Today an American has a coronary event every 25 seconds, and every minute an American dies from one.
Use True Citrus to Help Cut Your Risk