Tag Archives: Alcohol

Your Facebook questions answered: Is coconut water a hangover cure?

“Santa brought me a can of coconut water. The tag attached says it’s a hangover cure. Santa overestimates how much I drink. (By a lot!) But, I’m curious about the claims about coconut water. Is it any more effective at rehydration than tap water?”, asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Alison Smiley. Alison, coconut water, coconut […]

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It’s holiday time: enjoy thoughtfully

T’is the season to be jolly. It’s definitely a time of year for enjoyment and partying. The “enjoyment” part, though, is sometimes forgotten. For some, stress can be much more evident whether it be due to family pressures or simply due to missing a loved one. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your decadent […]

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Oxygenated water & melatonin as antidotes for holiday stress? Give me a break!

  If I wrote a post  every time I heard nonsense about nutrition on the television, I would be permanently attached to my computer. But I simply could not ignore statements made on the Marilyn Denis Show on CTV this past week by naturopathic doctor, Natasha Turner.  Her segment Holiday Stress Survival Kit both astounded […]

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Top 10 list of summer weight sabotages- Part 2

Are you surprised by waist management struggles at this time of year, the season when it seems like healthy eating should come easy?  In my last post, I pointed out  five of my top 10 possible explanations for summer weight gain. Here are the last five. •    Social events It’s the time of year for […]

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Have a sugary drink with alcohol to prevent drunkenness?

This one is a Give Me a Break post if there ever was one. Reports abound about a new study that suggests that mixing alcohol with diet drinks can make you drunker than if you have a sugar-laden soft drink as a mixer. The research assessed blood alcohol levels following the consumption of an alcoholic […]

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