1. Food Poisoning The problem: Your last cookout sent half the guests to the hospital.Solve it: There are two main problems related to food safety this time of year, at least for home cooks: not cooking food to a high enough temperature, and leaving food out at an unsafe temperature, according to food-safety officials. This year, get out the food thermometer and make sure the meat on your grill reaches high enough temperatures (see the appropriate temperatures at the USDA’s food-safety website). While you’re at it, make sure you’re putting cooked meat onto a clean plate, not the same plate you used to carry raw meat out to the grill. And whether you’re at a picnic or in your back yard, don’t leave food sitting out unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours; keep a cooler full of ice handy in the event that you can’t get food back in the fridge within that time. 2. Pool PerilThe problem: Your pool guests have a tendency to use it as a … [Read more...] about 11 Summer Safety Tips
Pee smells like ammonia
When you look into the bowl, you should see some pale yellow pee—that generally means that your urine is healthy and you're well hydrated. But how should it smell? Chances are, you don't give your pee's odor a second thought. Unless, that is, you notice something suspect.Most of the time, you won't notice anything at all—urine generally has only a slight ammonia-like smell, if it has one at all. But there are some instances that can cause your pee to reek. Find out what's behind your pee's stench, and if you should worry about it.(Chronic inflammation is the root cause of tough-to-solve conditions—but you can heal it naturally with The Whole Body Cure!) … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Your Pee Smells More Than Usual
When you look into the bowl, you should see some pale yellow pee—that generally means that your urine is healthy and you’re well hydrated.But how should it smell? Chances are, you don’t give your pee’s odor a second thought. Unless, that is, you notice something suspect wafting up after you take a leak.Most of the time, won’t notice anything at all—urine generally has only a slight ammonia-like smell, if it has one at all. But there are some instances that can cause your pee to reek. Find out what’s behind your pee’s stench, and if you should worry about the funk. … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Your Pee Stinks
Credit: iStock.com/AlexRaths What does it mean when your urine smells unusual? In any situation where the urine smells like ammonia, it is best to determine the underlying cause. Most cases are related to the consumption of certain foods and medications, whereas more serious cases may indicate a disease. We will look at the possible related health conditions and treatment options. Urine contains water, chemicals, and salt collected by the urinary system in the form of waste products. By producing and excreting urine, the body is able to maintain the proper composition and levels of nutrients in the bloodstream. Urine’s natural by-product urea is a mixture of ammonia and other elements such as carbon and hydrogen found within the body. Hence, the ammonia odor with urine output. It is when the odor is apparent that an issue may be at hand. The physical characteristics of urine often help to determine any negative influences within the body’s systems. Normal urine output … [Read more...] about Urine Smells Like Ammonia: What Does It Mean?
commonly asked, but personal subjects. Often considered a problem for babies and small children, the truth is that bed wetting (called “enuresis”) affects about one percent of the teenage and adult populations. The extent of the issue can vary from person to person, with one experiencing only occasional episodes while another has it happen almost every night. There are a few different reasons for bedwetting and some are more serious than others. The muscles and nerves that control the bladder’s release may not be fully developed and cannot hold urine in as long as normal or, alternatively, the mechanism that reduces urine production at night could be undeveloped. This is more common in teenagers and simply represents different rates of development. It should go away in time. Substances like alcohol or coffee have diuretic properties and some heart or blood pressure medication have similar effects as well. Some sleep medications can also put you into a sleep so deep … [Read more...] about Even More Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your Doctor About
As Canadians, we each toss out the equivalent of two apples a day. It may not sound like much, but if we also factor in kitchen scraps, plus wastage/spoilage in restaurants, hotels, and other food-serving facilities, along with what’s thrown out along the food chain, those two apples become the proverbial barrel. A massive loss Worldwide, 1.3 billion metric tonnes (2.9 trillion lb) of food is lost or wasted each year—about one-third of the food produced for us to eat. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations calls food losses “a significant cost to the world economy [that] greatly impacts our ability to feed the world.” The FAO wrote in a recent report that food waste compromises efforts to combat hunger raise income improve food security In developed countries, wastage usually occurs at the consumer level, meaning that food is thrown out even though it’s still fit for eating. $31 billion: Just a fraction of food waste The … [Read more...] about Put Food Waste on the Chopping Block