First, some real talk: The only way to avoid a hangover is to limit your alcoholic intake. But there are still some steps you can take to avoid getting too turnt up while still enjoying yourself. And drinking smart is something you can really raise a glass to.Before Happy Hour
Take Your Vitamins – It isn’t just dehydration that leads to the dreaded hangover. Part of the problem is inflammation. Head the effects off at the pass by popping an extra multivitamin or getting in some antioxidants in the form of some pomegranate juice before you hit the bar.
Get Some Sleep – A strong immune system is better equipped to deal with a night of drinking and getting a good night’s [...]
Humans tend to view their canine buddies – no matter how much they love them – as… well… a littler dirtier than they are, a little stinkier.
They get that “dog smell” and it’s time to head for the groomer’s or backyard for bath time.
Only… a smelly dog isn’t always a normal thing. In fact, a healthy, vibrant dog eating quality whole foods really shouldn’t have much of a foul odor – unless, of course, he decided his afternoon would be best spent rolling around in some dirt and fresh dog pooh he was completely captivated by.
If you notice an unpleasant smell coming from your dog, don’t ignore it. It’s telling you that his body is off in some way and he may need [...]
I get it. I’m not a kid anymore. It’s more important for me to take better care of myself now than when I was in college and assumed myself to be invincible – or at least that I had plenty of time to get food right. I’ve looked around at my gene pool and taken notice. It tells me pretty much all the same things other gene pools should be telling any male in his late 30s or older: Now is the time to get this right. Eat well. And if you’re smart enough to get that message then you’re smart enough to know that eating well doesn’t mean eating like a centenarian.
We need most of the same vitamins and nutrients, and need to keep our food as free of pesticides and processing as [...]
This week was a huge win for Americans, whether health-conscious or not. On June 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has officially determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the source of artificial trans fats, are not Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for human food. The FDA made this preliminary decision in November 2013, though this latest action-oriented version requires that food makers completely phase out PHOs by 2018.
This is a tough decision to swallow for the food industry, which has been using PHOs/trans fats since the 1950s to improve foods’ texture, stability and shelf life inexpensively. The change will be costly and [...]