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3 easy health changes with big benefits

Are you thirsty? Up to 75 percent of Americans may be functioning in a chronic state of dehydration. This lack of hydration also leads to many other health issues. Every cell in your body needs water to function, but often people don’t realize they’re dehydrated. According to the Mayo Clinic , "Thirst isn't always a reliable early indicator of the body's need for water. Many people, particularly older adults, don't feel thirsty until they're already dehydrated."

Most people learn that water exists in three forms — liquid, gas and solid. But there is a fourth form of water called “gel water” that's the most hydrating. It’s found in plant cells and contains glucose and/or sodium, which helps your body absorb it in the small intestine. This is critical because the small intestine is where 95 percent of water is absorbed into your body.

Gel water can be found in high concentrations in fruits and vegetables like cucumber, celery, watermelon and cantaloupe. One great way to stay well-hydrated is to drink smoothies. Blend fruits and vegetables in a smoothie and add coconut water to provide electrolytes. Drink this hydration-booster every morning, along with 3.5 liters of fluid water throughout the day.

Would I still be protected against pregnancy if I were to mix multi vitamin packs with my birth control pill?

I am currently taking Yaz for a contraceptive as well as for it's other benefits. I want to start taking a multivitamin pack that has about 9 different pills in it. Will this interact with my contraception in any way?


There are no vitamins that are known to interact with birth control pills, so you should be fine. Some antibiotics, and some other medicines like seizure meds, may interfere, so watch out if you start taking those.

What is the best multi-vitamin pack for women?

What is the best combination vitamin pack offered for women? I currently take True Essentials Women's Essential Pack. I tried the USANA Healthpak 100 for a week and loved it, am curious about the GNC one.... Any suggestions on products like this?


USANA isn't a bad product, but it's way overpriced ($118/mo) due to it's multi-level marketing.

The very best one I know about is one recently released by Canyon Ranch
http://www.canyonranch.com/products/nutr itional-supplements.aspx


I LOVED THE GNC VITAMINS FOR WOMEN!!! THEY MADE MY SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS LOOK GREAT. THEY ARE KIND OF PRICEY AND THEY MAKE YOUR PEE A WERID COLOR...SO NOW I USE THE FREE ONES FROM THE HEALTH DEPT FOR WOMEN AND THEY WORK JUST AS WELL....


USANA isn't a bad product, but it's way overpriced ($118/mo) due to it's multi-level marketing.

The very best one I know about is one recently released by Canyon Ranch
http://www.canyonranch.com/products/nutr itional-supplements.aspx