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HYDRATION: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT? Surprising facts we need to know according to sports physician Dr. James Batson of Lowcountry Spine and Sport, in Hilton Head Island, SC. “Thirst isn’t the best indicator that you need to drink,” says Dr. Batson.  “If you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.”  The importance of recognizing …

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We live in the South. It’s May and we have already put away our winter clothes and are happily sporting flip flops, shorts, and tank tops, (at least some of us are).  The sun here in South Carolina seems closer and hotter to us than it is further North; a burn is likely to happen …

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GMO’s: What Are They and Are They Good or Bad? There is so much we don’t know about our food that it can be overwhelming, confusing, frustrating, and even angering.  This month I hope I can shed some light on such a dark subject; I say dark only because most of us are in the …

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Diet Overload By Emma Ware   Diet Overload. Wherever we look today there are programs saturating social media, internet, television, and magazines with diet options like Keto, Vegan, Paleo, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, South Beach, Vegetarian, Atkins, and Nutri-system just to name a few.  Each one touts their systems and presents testimonials from people who …

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January Blues By Emma Ware Happy New Year, a phrase so familiar as we entered 2019 and ended a kaleidoscope of holiday season activities. It’s time to reflect just how much we survived and what we wished we had done differently. Every January, we want to make the New Year better than the last and …

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What does December mean to you?  Has the meaning changed over the years?  Do you remember it as a time of great anticipation?  Celebrat­ing Christmas with family and friends, baking cookies, wrapping presents, car­oling in your neighborhood? For many, December has become less of a joyful celebration and more a time of stress.  Let’s think …

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E-Cigarettes – 2018 We have said goodbye to summer, just removed the Halloween decorations, and are beginning to think about my favorite time of the year, Thanksgiving.  Despite the hurri­canes, floods and other types of disap­pointments and losses, we can all find something to be thankful for.  For me, it’s family. I began this month’s …

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Preservatives – September 2018 Does consuming processed foods that contain preservatives really make us gain weight? According to a published report by Nature Communications, the foods we eat with preservatives interferes with our hormones thus disrupting the processes that tells us we are full.  They (preservatives) do that by distorting the chemical structure of those …

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A Healthy Immune System – September 2018 It’s September and the summer is slowly giving way to a few less minutes of daylight and a bit more comfortable days without high humidity.  Lots more golf days and cooler shopping days for all who love to hit the mall.  With so many sports to enjoy as …

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Adrenals and Their Function August 2018 Hard to believe we are already into the final days of summer.  As these days wind down and planning begins for returning to school and back to work.  That usually presents the rush of buying school supplies, finding larger size clothes for the kids, (how could they have grown …

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