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January 2006 Newsletter!
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Thoughts from Dr. Steelman
Can We Live Without Water?

No! As a matter of fact, it’s so essential that we can only live days without water while surviving weeks without food. But did you know it’s also a critical asset for any good weight loss program and not just our overall health and well-being?  Water is what helps the body rid itself of fat that is being burned off in the cells.  Even mild dehydration will slow down your metabolism as much as three percent. Not only that, but here are some other reasons I counsel my patients to start consuming more water!

1.    Drinking water helps to suppress the appetite – especially when thirst is mistaken for hunger pangs.

2.    Feeling bloated? Bet you didn’t realize how important water is to relieving fluid retention problems, did you? If you don’t have enough water in your body, your body says, “No way, I’m not giving any up,” so it retains it more!

3.    Remember sodium, aka salt? Water helps reduce the amount of build-up in the body. More than over 95 percent of American men and 75 percent of American women regularly consume more than what our body really needs – not good for our blood pressure!

4.    Is your body “polluted?” Drinking a minimum of 2 quarts of water a day is essential for helping your body excrete waste and toxins that build up.

5.    Are you a little “blah” during the day? Did you know that a lack of water is the number one trigger for daytime fatigue? Drink up and feel better!

6.    And what about your brain? Is it going fizzle fizzle? Just a two percent decrease in your body water actually triggers short-term memory loss, basic mental math computing and difficulty in focusing. Stay a step of your coworkers by working smarter in the brain staying hydrated!

So, I say, get in the water-drinking habit! Drink more water to better your health and help that diet to the path of health success!

And remember, you’re always worth it!

This Month's Question for the Doctor:

I take an ALLBEE C-800, 2 citracal and 2 glucosamine sulfate + MSM every morning. Would I be able to take active8 along with or instead of these pills?

Answer from Dr. Steelman: It is OK to take these supplements and Active 8 at the same time.They are compatible and should work together well.

Question: Does it normally take more than 2 bottles to see results. I am on my 2nd bottle and I can't really see a difference in my energy. I know all products do not work the same with everyone. I seems like I have been sleeping better since taking it, but other than that no other results. Any suggestions?

Answer from Dr. Steelman: Results should be seen in two bottles or less. Sometimes the increase in energy is slight and subtle and I've had patients who think they aren't getting results who stop it ...and realize after a few days/weeks they are feeling worse.

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diet humor

A Touch o' Humor to Brighten Your Day

You know it's a diet when the dinner you just ate felt like your afternoon snack!

Remember - STRESSED is just DESSERTS spelled backwards!

recipe of the month
Quick & Easy Strawberry Cups
Courtesy of
Perfect for making ahead of time for company!
1 cup water
1 (4-serving size) package sugar-free lemon gelatin
10 ounces frozen unsweetened strawberries, partly thawed
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda)
6 fresh strawberries, optional, for garnish
6 mint leaves, optional, for garnish

Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Put the gelatin and boiling water in a blender, and process for 10 to 15 seconds to dissolve the gelatin. Add the strawberries and process again, just long enough to blend in the berries. Put the blender container in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or just until the mixture starts to thicken a bit.
Add 3/4 cup of the heavy cream, and process in the blender just long enough to mix it all in, about 10 to 15 seconds. Pour into 5 or 6 pretty little dessert cups and chill in the refrigerator, at least 1 hour.
With an electric mixer or by hand, whip the remaining 1/4 cup of cream with the vanilla and sugar substitute. Top each cup with a dollop if whipped cream. If desired, cut a strawberry into a fan-shape, and place on top with a mint leaf to garnish.  Va - la! Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Nutritional Analysis per serving Calories 188
Fat 18 grams Saturated Fat 11 grams
Carbohydrates 6 grams Fiber 1 gram
Net Carbohydrates 5 grams  
diet tips

Some Water Drinking Tips to Remember!

Get in the habit -
Drink a glass of water when you wake up first thing, two glasses before every meal & another after the meal. You'll get the water your body needs that way!

Don't wait until you're thirsty -
If you wait until you're thirsty, it's too late! Your body is already too depleted, so drink water throughout the day and your body will thank you for it!

Be careful of alcohol, soft drinks, coffee and caffeinated teas
These actually dehydrate your body! So rely on plain water, juices and milk for real beneficial sources of water hydration.

Remember to drink more if you're ill, have high physical activity or eat a high fiber diet -
Illness often dehydrates the body far more rapidly than  one realizes - so can hot weather, exercise and  high fiber  foods!

Happy Healthy Eating - or in this case:
Happy Healthy Water Drinking!

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