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Tag: Nancy Gal

Surviving the Holidays with Diabetes: It’s Easier Than You Think

Surviving the holidays with diabetes. Living well with diabetes is a 24/7, year-round challenge of balancing nutrition, physical activity, and medication.  This is especially true during the holiday season. The sheer volume of food, particularly the extra special… Read More

No Joke, Dehydration Can Be Serious

Stay Hydrated! Staying well hydrated is essential to sustain life. Insufficient water and fluid consumption can lead to dehydration. However, dehydration is much more than quenching your thirst.  Dehydration is a medical condition in which the body does… Read More

Don’t Blame the Salt Shaker

Many Americans consume too much dietary sodium.  This can increase their blood pressure leading to hypertension, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. While sodium is an essential nutrient needed to sustain life, the long-standing recommendation to reduce… Read More

What Happens When You Get Too Much Dietary Phosphorus?

Phosphorus is an essential mineral necessary for bone formation and repair as well as teeth formation.  It also serves to promote normal muscle and nerve function, regulate heartbeat, support growth and repair of cells and tissues, store and… Read More

Do You Have an Emergency Supply of Drinking Water?

An adequate supply of clean drinking water is an absolute priority during any emergency.  A normally active person needs at least one gallon of drinking water daily.  That would include about two quarts for drinking and the remainder… Read More