These powerful, small particles can interfere with many important physiological steps like the production, transportation and elimination of hormones. They can even mimic the natural hormones that our bodies make.
Hot summer days can be dangerous for older adults. If this is you, you’re at higher risk than others for dehydration and heat exhaustion when heat and humidity climb.
More than half of children and teens do not drink enough fluids. Deb Lonzer, MD, shares some helpful tips to incorporate and maintain healthy drinking habits so your kids stay hydrated.
Observing simple rules such as drinking enough water, including more fiber in your diet and exercising can help you maintain your regularity. Some other aids, like Squatty Potty can also help.
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