Evolving Health

Monthly Archives: December 2008

You gotta have water, but don’t drink so much so quickly and be sure you’re getting enough electrolytes. Proper hydration and intake of electrolytes are necessary for maintenance of homeostasis. And severe water and electrolyte loss can occur due to excessive sweating, vomiting or diarrhea. If water is replaced by plain water without electrolytes, then body fluids can become even more dilute. For this reason, oral rehydration therapy solutions include a small… Read More

Who knew that when Procter and Gamble accidentally created Olestra by attaching up to eight fatty acids to regular table sugar, they had also created a monster? While the molecule tastes and looks like fat to the human eye, in the body its freakishly spiderlike structure can’t be broken down at all, thus, the intestine cannot absorb it for caloric energy. After a fatty meal, the body doesn’t even really start digesting… Read More