Energy drinks are the new norm in our exhausted society today with a mind boggling array of cans or shots to choose from at gas stations, supermarkets and healthfood stores alike. Because energy drinks are frequently marketed as nutritional supplements, there is no limit to the amount of caffeine they can contain.
Some brands contain such excessive levels of caffeine that people have ended up in the ER or died as a result although the company making one of the energy drinks in question denies all responsibility.
Those who know me would say I’ve always had “issues with authority”.
Fiercely motivated by my insistence on being a know-it-all, I have an incredible hunger for information. This brought me to the most real-life application of information there is: health and medicine.
Kelly Brogan MD holds an undergraduate degree from M.I.T.,
Editor’s Note: Congratulations are in order for Fitness Editor Paula Jager CSCS. Her gym Crossfit Jaguar recently moved to a bigger and better location here in Tampa, Florida! I thought it would be fun for her to share how she survived the move and stayed healthy and happy during all the chaos.
The Time Factor is one problem I’ve consistently encountered over the years coaching people who are transitioning from a conventional, processed diet to a Real Food diet. Learning to find the time to prepare meals from scratch from the home kitchen 7 days a week, 365 days a year is certainly no small undertaking.
There is little dispute in either conventional or alternative health circles about the critical importance of vitamin C to optimal wellness.
When most people consider the consequences of vitamin C deficiency, however, the usual image that comes to mind is of a scurvy ridden, orally challenged, 16th century sailor who has run out of limes!
A splinter is a fragment of any foreign object that penetrates and becomes lodged inside one’s body. While splinters can come from a variety of materials such as glass, plastic, metal or even the spines of animals, for most people, splinters commonly occur on the fingers and hands from handling some type of plant matter such as a piece of wood.
At the height of her career, Marilyn Monroe was undoubtedly considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. The curvaceous, full figured actress certainly represented the antithesis of the scary thin, androgynous models of today.
The drastic change in society’s view of female beauty over the past 50 years has coincided with an equally drastic change in diet.