Drink enough water, but don’t overdo it or you could die

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, thenContinue reading “Drink enough water, but don’t overdo it or you could die”

Olestra, Frankenstein fat substitute

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 intestineContinue reading “Olestra, Frankenstein fat substitute”