A Life Spent Wondering

Does Potassium Even Out Sodium Levels?

Does Potassium Even Out Sodium Levels?

Does potassium combat sodium in the body? This question arose a while back when I saw these little yogurt shots that boasted the promise that the potassium in them would "flush sodium" from the body. Being that Americans eat so much salt, this is definitely worth looking into. read more

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Running Water and the Need to Pee

Running Water and the Need to Pee

"I can't pee", you say as a mother or father watches over and insists that you have do. After sitting on the toilet and arguing with your parents about wanting to just go to bed, they turn the faucet on in the bathroom and within seconds the urge to pee enters your mind as you hear the water shooting out and splashing into the sink. read more

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Why is Urine Yellow?

Why is Urine Yellow?

Peeing, a topic usually considered taboo, is a natural body function. Since it's something done multiple times a day, it has become a behavior that we may not think about much, but at one point or another I'm sure you've asked the question, why is pee yellow? read more

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What Causes Morning Wood?

What Causes Morning Wood?

Morning wood - scientifically named Nocturnal Penile Tumescence (NPT) - is the random occurrence of an erection that men can experience upon waking up in the morning. I'm sure most men have dealt with it at least once in their lifetime, but why and how does it happen? read more

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Sodium: A Word of Caution

Sodium: A Word of Caution

Sodium is a popular additive in food, found mostly in frozen and fast food products. For some people (especially college students) it can be hard to maintain a healthy sodium level when these types of meals are so simple and convenient. It's easy to overlook the nutrition facts, but it may cost you in the future. read more

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What Do Cigarette Filters Do?

What Do Cigarette Filters Do?

After the first medical studies performed on cigarettes found a definitive link to lung cancer, cigarette companies responded in different ways, including adding a filter to their products. The public found comfort in hearing that a 'safety feature' had been added to a harmful substance and so the sales of filter-tip cigarettes were very successful, just as they are today. read more

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