Category Archives: Fluids and Electrolytes

Caffeine Halts Progression of Alzheimers

More research showing that coffee is not the brew of the devil. Not only does it prevent Alzheimer’s, it stopped the progression of the disease.  But a few caveats: it was caffeine, not coffee; it’s an awfully lot; it was mice, not people and no one asked them if they were jittery.Coffee mouse

From the Times of London:

Daily caffeine dose may delay progress of Alzheimer’s, researchers say

Hannah Devlin

Three large cups of coffee a day could help to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and even reverse the condition, researchers say. Continue reading Caffeine Halts Progression of Alzheimers

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Health Myths about Hydration

woman-drinking-waterWe all need water.  Water helps hydrate our tissues and flushes our kidneys.  We are 85% water and we need to replace water lost through urine, stools, sweat and breathing.  Water even carries qi, via hydronium ions, so you want to drink enough if you are feeling lethargic.

But there are many myths about water consumption:

  • There is no evidence that we need eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day.  This myth started when the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council recommended approximately “1 milliliter of water for each calorie of food,” which would amount to roughly two to two-and-a-half quarts per day (64 to 80 ounces). Although in its next sentence, the Board stated “most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods,” that last sentence is virtually never quoted. Continue reading Health Myths about Hydration
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