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Glucosamine & Chondroitin – Efficacy, Side Effects

Glucosamine and Chondroitin is a combination of two natural parts of the body – they are both cartilage elements.  Together, the combination is used by many as a natural alternative to painkillers to help treat osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis. The scientific data shows that it probably works to some degree, but the question is what [...]

Normal Blood Pressure Range Adults

What is the normal blood pressure range in adults? Below is a chart of the various blood pressure ranges - afterwards, we go into the details of what it means to you. If you are concerned you might have high blood pressure, see The Signs of High Blood Pressure. First entry is systolic pressure/second diastolic [...]

Caffeine in Coffee – How Much?

Caffeine in coffee: 8 ounces Brewed Coffee: 60-170mg, average around 115mg 8 ounces Instant Coffee: 40-120mg, average around 60-70mg Espresso shot of coffee: around 80mg What is caffeine? Caffeine is a mild stimulant that is present in a variety of substances, including coffee, tea and chocolate.  At low levels, it provides a gentle buzz and [...]

How to Gain Weight the Healthy Way

You found this article and you’re hoping to learn a little about how to gain weight.  We’d love to help you.  To be honest, it’s something some of our team have had trouble with! Sometimes we feel like no one gets us.  Having trouble gaining weight is not something that the average person would find [...]

Is Trident Chewing Gum Safe?

We at Health and Life took a corporate visit to the local Quik-E Mart and used our company credit card to purchase a pack of Trident Wintergreen Gum, along with a banana, hoping accounting won’t notice (we’re pretty sure they don’t read the blog). The question we had to answer.  Is Trident chewing gum - [...]