What Are the 7 Types of Poop?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On June 26, 2020 12:00 pm

We’re aware of some of the visual signs of how we’re doing, health-wise: our skin, eyes, tongue and fingernails are often barometers of wellbeing that we can see and assess, albeit with a layman’s eye.

But what about our poop? Measured according to the Bristol Stool Scale, our poop tells us how our digestive system is doing, whether we’re properly hydrated, and all manner of other things.

So, what is your poop trying to tell you?

 

7 Types of Poop and What They Mean

 

1. Pellets

If your poop takes the form of small, separate pellets, then drink more water – it’s a sign of dehydration.

2. Solid, sausage shape but with lumps

Another sign of being dehydrated, and possibly lacking in essential …

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11 Science-Backed Reasons to Drink Enough Water

Posted by: Rhona Reid On June 10, 2020 12:00 pm

All day, every day, you lose water from your body. Even while you’re sleeping, you’re losing water. The weather, the temperature, your environment and activity levels, among other factors, affect how quickly you lose water. In order to stay healthy and thrive, you have to replace it.

Most of us need around 8 eight-ounce glasses of water every day, which equates to about 2 liters.

But why? What exactly is all of that water doing for us? We take a look at hydration from the scientist’s point of view!

 

11 Science-Backed Reasons to Drink Enough Water

 

1. During sports or intense exercise, your performance is intrinsically linked with your hydration levels. Even mild dehydration can have a perceptible negative effect on your athletic prowess.…

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10 Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 13, 2020 12:00 pm

Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss the top 10 health benefits of drinking enough water.

 

Drinking water is key to living a healthier, happier and leaner life. Getting enough water each day has enormous health benefits that affect every area of our health and mental well-being.  Adequate hydration is essential for your body to function at all, let alone optimally.

Just a few facts on drinking water:

  • We are almost 70% water, our blood is 90% water and a startling 90% of brain weight is water.
  • Water is essential for kidney function and other bodily functions.
  • Water is required for every single process in the human body.

Unfortunately, many people are not drinking enough water and are …

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8 Easy Ways to Prevent Dehydration

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 25, 2020 12:02 pm

We know that dehydration is bad for health but what steps can we take to prevent it?

There are quite a few ways to ensure that you don’t become dehydrated – check out our top eight:

 

8 Easy Ways to Prevent Dehydration

1. Dehydration occurs when your body has lost more water than it has consumed. To put things right – or rather to stop it from happening in the first place – make sure you drink enough water. That means around 7 to 9 8oz glasses of water, or around two liters, every day.

2. Know your body and be mindful of how you’re feeling. If you’re developing a headache, feeling grouchy or finding it hard to focus on a task, then …

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5 Reasons Why Drinking Water May Help You Lose Weight

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 27, 2020 12:58 am

Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss her top 5 reasons why drinking water may help you lose weight!

 

 

1.  Water Helps Metabolize Fat

Without drinking water, the body is challenged to properly metabolize fat and stored glycogen or carbohydrates. This process is called ‘Lipolysis’ and needs water for the first step called ‘Hydrolysis.’ Animal studies have shown that drinking water increases this fat burn process.

2.  Drinking Water Helps Suppress Appetite

Drinking water can help stave off those pesky urges to snack and help stop mealtime overeating.  In fact, research shows that people who drink two glasses of water immediately before a meal eat 22% less than those who don’t drink any water.

 

 

3.  Blame

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Top 5 Tips To Beat Fatigue

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 24, 2020 2:24 am

Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss her top 5 tips to help beat fatigue!

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Feeling rundown, old or tired?  Chances are your fatigue points to your habits or routines that are promoting lack of energy.

Many people are challenged every day with low energy and unfortunately, opt for short-term artificial energy boosters such as sugar or caffeine.

You don’t have to live tired and unmotivated. With just a few simple changes, you will have the energy to meet the day’s demands. Activity and nutrition are an important part of putting more energy into your daily life.

Check out these 5 healthy changes to create more energy each day!

1. Drink Plenty of Water 

A lack of adequate hydration …

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How Does Water Affect Your Metabolism?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 23, 2020 2:03 am

Determined to manage your weight this year? Did you know that drinking water can help make it a whole lot easier?

It’s true: drinking water positively affects our metabolism and makes it’s easier to help you achieve your goal weight. Let’s look at why this is:

  • What is Metabolism?
  • Does Water Intake Affect Metabolism?
  • Does Drinking Water in The Morning Help Your Metabolism?
  • What is the Best Water to Drink to Boost My Metabolism?
  • How Does a Water Ionizer Help Me to Drink More Water?

What is Metabolism?

Metabolism is the rate that your body processes the food you eat and converts it into energy. Although factors such as age and genetics influence your natural metabolic rate, there are things …

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How a Water Ionizer Can Help You Sleep Better

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 15, 2020 2:50 am

It used to be cool to eschew sleep. ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ and ‘sleep is for losers’ were phrases that people actually once said to each other; probably while trying to emulate the rumored 4-hours-per-night sleep habits of Martha Stewart and that lazy so-and-so Tom Ford, who snoozes in his self-designed sheets for an indulgent three hours every night.

A water ionizer can improve the quality of your sleep.

 

By and large, the sea of change has happened (probably while we were sleeping), and many of us now value sleep a lot more.

 

How We Learned to Love Sleeping

It’s no longer just that thing we do when we’re not being awake: our entire physiology depends on …

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HIIT Treadmill Workouts for Beginners [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 9, 2020 9:02 am

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an awesome way to get fit. You combine high-energy bursts of exercise with less intense periods of recovery.

Keep reading to learn all about HIIT below!

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What Are Some Benefits of HIIT?

If running is your thing, HIIT has several benefits compared with moderately intense training:

  • Improves aerobic and anaerobic capabilities
  • Increases your maximum oxygen intake
  • Better strength training for muscles
  • More energy needed for muscle recovery which burns more calories
  • Good for cardiovascular health

If you think this sounds a little intense, don’t panic!

What are Some HIIT Treadmill Workouts for Beginners?

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HIIT is ideal for beginners and people looking to get super-fast fitness payback.

Try this gentle and effective treadmill routine:

  • Jog at
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BPA is a Much Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought – But a Water Ionizer Can Help

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 6, 2020 11:14 am

We’ve talked about BPA before.

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Why is BPA a much bigger problem than we previously thought?

In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has preferred a relatively nonchalant approach to the carcinogenic chemical that’s present in food containers and drink bottles across the country, declining to upgrade the risk in line with scientists’ concerns.

Caution Needed

Experts in the field have long felt the FDA’s position has jarred with the more cautionary scientific view.

“The stance the FDA’s had for a number of years is probably narrow-sighted.” – Christopher Kassotis, University of Missouri 

That cautious concern appears to have been vindicated by a significant report in The Lancet that the methodology used by regulators to quantify BPA is …

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