A fun night of imbibing on New Year's Eve can quickly turn into a horrendous hangover the next day, leaving you with nausea, a pounding headache, and a case of the spins -- not a good way to start the new year. Of course, the only way to prevent a hangover is to not drink alcohol in the first place. But if you did get carried away, there are several strategies that can help ease the pain. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it encourages the body to lose more water than it takes in, which can lead to dehydration. This can result in fatigue, thirst, headache, and dizziness or lightheadedness. To help prevent dehydration while drinking alcohol, experts recommend alternating each alcoholic beverage with a glass of water. Drinking water before bed can also help relieve dehydration. If you wake up dehydrated from a night of drinking, try guzzling some electrolyte-rich fluids, including sports drinks, coconut water, or even Pedialyte, in addition to regular water. Pop … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to treat your New Year’s hangover
Sugar detox symptoms
More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, but Dr. Mark Hyman believes there is new hope. "The Blood Sugar Solution 10-day Detox Diet Cookbook" offers a plan to help combat what he calls the body's biological addiction to sugar and flour. In his book, Hyman, the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, says, "It's not overeating that makes you fat, it's being fat that makes you overeat." "The science is showing us that your fat cells are like hungry monsters and they want more and more," Hyman said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." Fat cells in the stomach inhibit the "hunger-reducing" hormone leptin, which in turn, can increase desires to eat. "Once you start building up those hungry fat cells in your abdomen, they literally suck in the fuel in your blood and it makes you actually feel hungry," Hyman said. "It slows your metabolism .. and it actually stops fat-burning." According to Hyman, Americans eat about 146 pounds of flour and about 152 … [Read more...] about Can 10-day sugar detox curb your desire to eat?
Story highlights About 10% of the US population are true sugar addicts Reducing sugar in your diet can help you drop pounds and improve your health (CNN)If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox. But whether you've considered juicing, fasting or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or improve your well-being, you're probably aware that drastically cutting out foods is not effective as a long-term lifestyle approach to healthy eating. In fact, strict detoxing can cause issues including fatigue, dizziness and low blood sugar. What happens when you go without sugar for 10 days? But there is one kind of sustainable detox that is worthwhile, according to some experts. Reducing sugar in your diet can help you drop pounds, improve your health and even give you more radiant skin. "Sugar makes you fat, ugly and old," said Brooke Alpert, a registered dietitian and co-author of "The Sugar Detox: Lose the Sugar, Lose … [Read more...] about One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why
“I feel like garbage,” I told my gynecologist, barely holding back tears. It was March 2017, and I was suffering from multiple health issues. At only 35, I felt like my body was suddenly betraying me. She looked at me with a pitying gaze and went to her office to get a few business cards for specialists, including a gastroenterologist. “I think you might have IBS,” she said. I took the cards and dragged myself home. So began a few months of seeing specialists and feeling like I wasn’t getting very far. Then I came across a book called “WomanCode” by Alisha Vitti, a holistic health counselor and founder of FLO Living. It may be the best $10 I’ve ever spent, and I’ll tell you why. What Is Happening To My Body? Let’s rewind for just a second. Back to those myriad health issues that were plaguing me. I felt fatigued and foggy, constantly. My periods were off and my PMS was scaring me (and my family). A cyst on my ovary burst. I … [Read more...] about Doctors Told Me I’d Need My Gallbladder Removed, But I Changed My Diet Instead
By Fred Swegles | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterJanuary 24, 2018 at 3:58 pm As a competitive dancer at San Clemente High School, Natalie Spaeth was the picture of good health. Her parents, Tim and Andrea Spaeth, didn’t suspect anything amiss as Natalie earned dance awards and ascended to second place at USA Nationals with her jazz dance solo. Occasionally there were hints something wasn’t right. Looking back now to when she was 10 years old, Natalie can’t remember feeling a thing when a tick bit her, latching onto her. It was possibly during a hike in hills above her San Clemente home. The next day, she discovered something tiny had embedded itself into the skin on her stomach. Oh, a tick. The family dog had experience with ticks. Hardly giving it a thought, Natalie and her sister Jill nudged the tick out and discarded it. Today, at 24, Natalie spends many of her waking hours in bed, attached to intravenous drip medications ported surgically into her main … [Read more...] about A painless bite was all it took to turn San Clemente dancer’s life around