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It's easy to dismiss the kidneys as little organs that simply rid
the body of waste by making urine. In fact, the kidneys also play
a big role in regulating blood pressure, and in the
metabolism of vitamin D and calcium. Kidney disease is common,
and it often leads to anemia, hypertension, and bone disease.
Kidney disease also boosts the risk of heart disease and
premature death. With these simple measures, you can protect your
With worldwide growth in agribusiness and a growing portion of
our food supply coming from other nations, food-borne illnesses
and food safety are of great importance. From peanuts and
peppers, hamburgers and spinach, chicken and cheese, to even
cookie dough. Nearly every week, it seems, there's another scare
about contaminated foods and the epidemics that result. The risk
of food poisoning and food-borne infections such as e. coli,
salmonella, listeria and norovirus can be minimized by using
thses common sense precautions.
I've read that olive oil is good for health, but is extra virgin
olive oil worth the extra cost, or is it just another trendy
My mouth and throat are constantly parched, even though I carry a
water bottle and sip from it constantly. I know it's a small
problem compared to all the things you write about, but it's very
uncomfortable, and I'd appreciate any advice you can offer.