Items Tagged ‘water’

Ask the Doctors - Is water with a high pH safe to drink?

August 31, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is water with a high pH safe to drink?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: We’ve lived in our house for years – and raised three boys on well water. All have been reasonably healthy. But I recently learned that the well water’s pH is 8.5 plus. Any concerns with the high pH? The pH of water can range from acidic to basic on the pH scale of […]

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Tags: alkaline water, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, pH, water


Extreme heat is a serious health threat. Here's what you need to know.

July 6, 2018

Extreme heat is a serious health threat. Here’s what you need to know.

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The health risks of heat are no joke. From 1999 to 2010, more than 9,000 people died in the U.S. alone due to heat illnesses. Dr. Mark Morocco, a clinical professor of emergency medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, warns that heat stroke and other heat-related illness should not be taken lightly. Rather, extreme […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency medicine, exhaustion, heat, heat exhaustion, heat illness, heat rash, heat stroke, heat wave, hydration, severe sunburns, sunburn


Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here's a better alternative.

April 24, 2018

Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here’s a better alternative.

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it’s no wonder they’ve become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is that a juice cleanse – sometimes referred to as juicing – probably isn’t the […]

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Tags: bloat, BMI, body composition, body mass index (BMI), Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, dramatic weight loss, energy levels, healthy food, juice cleanse, juicing


Amp up your workout with proper hydration

June 23, 2017

Amp up your workout with proper hydration

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

During exercise, most of us hydrate by drinking as much as feels right in the moment. While drinking to satisfy your thirst is generally fine, UCLA’s Dr. Daniel Vigil recommends following a more precise regimen for peak athletic performance. Proper hydration follows the Goldilocks principle: not too little, not too much, but just right. Too […]

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Tags: aerobic exercise, cardio, Dr Daniel Vigil, exercise, exercise tips, hydrate, hydration, hyponatremia, physical activity, sports, sports drinks, sports medicine


Stay hydrated to make the most of your exercise routine

January 17, 2017

Stay hydrated to make the most of your exercise routine

By uclahealth uclahealth

Whether you’re fulfilling a personal resolution to get more fit, or seeking to improve your existing exercise routine, don’t overlook the importance of hydration. Staying properly hydrated has many health benefits, and can actually improve your workout’s effectiveness. Water: What is it good for? Water is crucial for staying healthy. It helps maintain your body’s […]

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Tags: electrolytes, exercise, fatigue, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, high-intensity activity, hydration, intense workout, muscle cramps, sports drinks, water, workout