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Electrolyte Imbalance: Symptoms and How to Fix It

Electrolyte Imbalance: Symptoms and How to Fix It

Because of their wide-ranging physiological importance, electrolyte deficiencies or imbalances can have very serious consequences, ranging from fatigue and muscle cramps to death. In fact, electrolytes are so important that an injection of the right amount of potassium can stop the heart dead in its tracks! Generally speaking, minor electrolyte imbalances are not very symptomatic.

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Should You Eat Granola On A Low-Carb Diet?

Granola can vary widely in nutrition makeup,” Kris Sollid, RD, senior director of nutrition communications at the International Food Information Council Foundation, told POPSUGAR. For example, “some varieties have more fiber than others, so be sure to read the label carefully.” If you’re following a low-carb diet, choosing foods with high levels of dietary fiber can

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How To Prevent Keto Leg Cramps

Oftentimes when people start looking into going keto, they can be dissuaded by the “keto flu”—a particularly ominous sounding side effect of the diet. The keto flu is a constellation of symptoms, including fatigue, headaches, and muscle cramps, which are a direct result of reducing carbohydrates and transitioning your body’s primary fuel source from glucose

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Hidden Health Issues of Splenda

A 2013 review uncovered the hidden health issues of Splenda long after many people consumed large quantities of it. The sweetener is a highly recommended ingredient for baked goods. However, the baking process triggers chemical reactions in sucralose that produce toxic chlorinated compounds. These include dioxins, long-lived chemical compounds usually found in industrial processes and considered to be

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Processed Food Consumption Increases Risk of Early Death

New research shows that the long-term effects of an “ultraprocessed” diet are worse than previously imagined. Scientists from France and Spain say that highly processed foodstuffs are primary drivers of disease and according to their studies, can increase the risk of early death. After taking a cold, hard look at the “standard American diet,” it’s really

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Essential Supplements To Take While on Keto Diet

Alzheimer’s disease makes it more difficult for the brain to access glucose as a fuel. The lack of food starves brain cells and causes them to die. But ketone bodies in MCT oil can serve as an alternative source of energy for the brain, and ketogenic diets have been tested on dementia patients. Natural health experts are excited

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Boosts Your Memory and Brain Health with MCT Oil

Alzheimer’s disease makes it more difficult for the brain to access glucose as a fuel. The lack of food starves brain cells and causes them to die. But ketone bodies in MCT oil can serve as an alternative source of energy for the brain, and ketogenic diets have been tested on dementia patients. Natural health experts are excited

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The Impossible Burger and Its Possible Risks

The meat substitute created by Impossible Foods contains a mix of wheat, coconut oil, potatoes and “heme” derived from genetically engineered (GE) yeast. A primary ingredient in the Impossible Burger is GE soy leghemoglobin, which releases a heme-like protein when broken down. This protein is what gives the plant-based patty its meatlike look, taste and texture, and

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