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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday is back... After a 3 week hiatus, You can thank the nasty flu-like virus that hit everyone in my family.
Anyway, for this Wellness Wednesday, I want you to look before you flush... What color do you see? What color is your pee?  Did you know, that urine is an important part of the body's disposal process, it's primary job is to get rid of toxins or things that would otherwise build up in the body, which can be bad.  When you notice that your urine has changed color, or there's a strange odor wafting up from the toilet, the cause might be something harmless, like what you had for dinner (darn asparagus), or it also might be a sign of a more serious condition (call a Dr.).  Urine color normally varies from pale yellow to deep amber. Darker urine is usually a sign that you're not drinking enough fluid. Your body needs a certain amount of fluid to function, so the body will hold on to fluid and the urine will become very strong and concentrated. When that happens, it will turn a darker color.  The opposite is also true. If your urine is very pale, it means that you're either drinking a lot of fluid or taking a diuretic.  Certain medications can also turn the urine fluorescent green or blue, carrots can tint it orange, vitamins can give it a bright yellow hue.  That said, Take good care of your bladder, and it will thank you by helping you urinate regularly. To avoid having to make too many bathroom visits, stay hydrated, but not overhydrated. Drink whenever you're thirsty.  And look before you flush, if you see a yellow, stay mellow... If its darker, drink some water!  

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