We all know people for whom swearing is as natural as breathing. One of the side effects of this habit is a lower tolerance for pain. Pain can sometimes be unbearable but swearing at it will not help.
Store-bought prepared foods often have the highest sodium (salt) content. These include pizza, soups, bread, cold cuts and cured meats, prepared pasta dishes and prepared meat dishes. If you are trying to keep your salt intake down (1500mg daily is a good goal), keep your intake of these food items to a minimum. Reading those nutrition labels will help you see how much each serving contains.
After taking our medications, our bodies excrete what isn’t needed. Does it affect our water supply? Tests done in the U.S. found that the concentrations of drugs in drinking water was at least 5 million times less than the therapeutic dose of any drug. So extremely minute amounts can be detected but pose no danger.
There have been many claims made for taking apple cider vinegar. One claim that has been studied and has shown a bit of promise is that its use can lower blood glucose levels when taken with high carbohydrate meals. The dose studied was 2 tablespoonsful 2-3 times daily taken in a glass of water.
There are so many home remedies out there. Some have merit while others have no real effect whatsoever. Our pharmacists can help you separate truths from myth.