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A young woman with long brown hair grips her head in pain. A wine bottle and glass of wine are on the table in front of her.

Electrolytes—A Hangover Cure?

Alcohol does many things to the human body and a hangover is a physiological reaction to initiated processes: blood vessels expand, your stomach is irritated, your pancreas and intestines are stimulated, and your liver works hard to clear the oxidized alcohol from your system. The good news? Electrolytes can help.
Antidepressant Foods: Eating for Mental Health?

Antidepressant Foods: Eating for Mental Health?

A new field of research called Nutritional Psychiatry focuses on how the food you digest affects your thoughts and mental health. A study from last year revealed some of the top foods that are thought to help with depressive thoughts and behaviors.
A person is writing on a notepad with fruit on a plate to their left, a salad to their right and a glass of juice in the middle.

Nutrition: No Size Fits All

Food allergies and sensitivities are rampant in the American populace. And food allergies in children actually increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011. This has led researchers to a greater understanding of true nutrition, and how it can be unique to each person.
“High” Blood Pressure Guidelines

“High” Blood Pressure Guidelines

The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and nine other groups have redefined what is considered high blood pressure: 130 over 80 instead of the former 140 over 90. The former figure has been standard for 14 years. (Normal blood pressure remains less than 120 over 80.)
by Health By Principle Staff on November 30, 2017  in foodhealthhealth by principleinformativelifestylenutritionscienceSodium
How to Avoid Migraines While You Travel

How to Avoid Migraines While You Travel

Traveling is often a trigger for migraineurs because the temperature and pressure changes disrupt the body’s biochemical balance—what we call Electrolyte Homeostasis. Migraine sufferers’ brains are more sensitive to environmental changes than the brain of a non-migraineur, and react differently to the shifts in temperature and pressure that are common when traveling.
The Truth about Salt

The Truth about Salt

Rigorous studies showed that when salt consumption is reduced, blood pressure is just as likely to rise (~15%) as it is to decline (~18%). The other 70% of subjects had no change in their blood pressure when salt was reduced in their diets (1). Moreover, most recent research shows that significant reduction in dietary salt increased death events from cardiovascular disease, the very thing these regulations hoped to prevent.



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