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Expert in Nutrition and Health Offers 3 Tips to Stay Hydrated Naturally

Jennifer Schmid, MSN, RN, CNL, Nutrition and health expert and founder of Oasis Wellness, offers 3 tips to stay hydrated naturally during the summer.

Nutrition and health company Oasis Wellness offers suggestions on ways to stay naturally hydrated during the busy and active months of summer. Surprisingly, none involve water, sports drinks or other types of libation. On her YouTube channel, Jennifer Schmid, a nurse and natural alternative medicine expert, offers 3 easy tips for staying hydrated naturally during the hottest time of the year. Good nutrition and health from food and beverages provides us with important minerals and electrolytes that are needed for athletes, active children, and adults in hot weather.


While it may seem counterintuitive, the consumption of certain types of healthy fats from sources like butter, coconut oil and avocado are helpful for those involved in endurance sports like cycling. A 2010 study of cyclists showed significantly longer “time to exhaustion” after ingesting a food with medium chain triglycerides (MCT), the main fat in coconut oil. “Fats also work synergistically with water,” said Jennifer Schmid. “Similarly, avocados and coconut are rich sources of electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium. In fact, avocados make a healthy snack for athletes because of those electrolytes as well as vitamins B6 and C.”


Athletes who start a game or workout and are low in certain minerals will get tired sooner than those who regularly consume foods that are high in mineral content. These foods include vegetables, seaweed, bone broth, meat and dairy. “If people start their activity already at a deficit, they will get dehydrated much faster, plus they will have more difficulty recovering,” said Schmid. “Muscles — including the heart – need minerals (electrolytes) to contract and relax properly.” Schmid also recommends eating organic sources of these foods, since research shows they tend to be higher in these nutrients than those grown conventionally.


Commercial sports drinks can be expensive, full of sugar and other unwanted ingredients, and can actually deplete the nutrients needed for complete nutrition. To save money and avoid those unwanted elements, people can make their own rehydration drink.

The ingredients and recipe Jennifer Schmid suggests are:

1 quart filtered water, coconut water, or herbal tea, such as rooibos, honeybush, peppermint, or ginger (or any combination of these liquids to make 1 qt)

1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt

freshly-squeezed juice of 3-4 limes or 1-2 lemons

1-2 Tbspn raw honey

5-10 drops Stevia extract (to taste)


1/2 tsp Premier Research Labs’ Coral Legend* or 1/2 tsp Premier Research Labs’ Polar Mins*

1 dropper of Standard Process Phosfood*

available from licensed healthcare distributors

“This is a personal favorite of mine,” Schmid stated. “Not only is it far healthier than commercial sports drinks, it’s also way more economical and tastes great. Even teenagers like it. Just place all of the ingredients in a container (preferably glass), cover, and shake. Some people prefer a more tangy drink and do not add the stevia.”

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Cambia Partners with AHIP to Offer Expert Series ACA Training Course

Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) June 01, 2015

Cambia Health Solutions and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) announced today a new, interactive Affordable Care Act (ACA) training course to engage and support large employers. The course, called “Affordable Care Act Expert Series, Large Group Training,” provides health care professionals with the strategic and consultative insights necessary to effectively engage and support large group employers as they navigate the impacts of the ACA.

The interactive, experience-based course includes:

-Real-world, ACA scenarios pertinent to large employers

-Information on the employer mandate and eligibility

-Comprehension of large employers’ priorities and objectives under the ACA

-Plan design options that are ACA-compliant

-Instruction on large employer compliance and reporting

-Short, animated learning videos that summarize reform legislation

The course is currently available, and offers continuing education credits upon successful completion, and applies towards the following professional designations: Professional, Health Insurance Advanced Studies (PHIAS); and, Fellow, Health Insurance Advanced Studies (FHIAS).

The training course is based on the Reform for Me simulation platform, and provides a large employer engagement solution that focuses on helping employers understand the impact of reform on their businesses and their workforce. The Expert Series course and the Reform for Me platform provide advanced resources that health care professionals can use to support large employer groups. Together, the training course and the platform deliver the information and insights needed to better understand reform and manage ACA compliance.

“Health care reform is complex, and requires continuous education,” said Mohan Nair, Cambia’s SVP and Chief Innovation Officer. He continues, “Cambia encapsulated the rules of reform into a model that powers a solution rarely found in the marketplace, an e-based learning tool for reform knowledge and certification that democratizes knowledge of ACA throughout the industry. Together we can raise all boats in this journey through literacy in reform.”

Learn more about the course and register here.

Learn more about Reform for Me here.

About Cambia Health Solutions

Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a health solutions company dedicated to transforming health care by creating a person-focused and economically-sustainable system. Cambia’s growing family of companies range from software and mobile applications, health care marketplaces, non-traditional health care delivery models, health insurance, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, wellness and overall consumer engagement. Through bold thinking and innovative technology, we are delivering solutions that make quality health care more available, affordable and personally relevant for everyone. To learn more, visit or

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Radiology Business Management Association Adds MRI Safety Course with Leading Expert Dr. Frank Shellock

Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) April 30, 2015

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safety has always been important, and with new Joint Commission revised requirements related to diagnostic imaging and MRI safety set to take effect in July, increasing awareness of best practices in the field is even more critical. The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is proud to offer radiology managers a unique opportunity to learn about this topic from one of the leaders in the field — Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., FACR, FISMRM.

Dr. Shellock is a member of the Joint Commission’s Ionizing Radiation & Magnetic Resonance Imaging Expert Panel and is a prolific author with numerous MRI safety books, manuals and articles to his credit. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), and he is the Director for MRI Studies of Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems at the National Science Foundation, Engineering Research Center at USC. Dr. Shellock is the Founder of the Institute for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Education, and Research, and President of Magnetic Resonance Safety Testing Services and maintains the internationally popular website,

In a nearly one-hour online webinar for RBMA U students, Dr. Shellock explains the basic physics of and inherent dangers in operating the powerful 1.5-Tesla to 3-Tesla MR systems. He explains how human errors have been responsible for many of the problems and accidents, and how important it is for managers to take action to ensure their facilities maintain a safe environment for employees and patients in the vicinity of the MRI equipment.

“Because of the apparent growing incidence of accidents that occur in the MRI setting, I am launching a special initiative to provide MRI safety training to as many individuals as possible including MRI technologists, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals involved with MRI technology,” Dr. Shellock said. “The intent of this initiative is to reduce the number of serious problems that occur in the MRI environment.”

Managers play a critical role in supporting MRI safety within their facilities, from helping to ensure that the proper procedures are in place to prevent the entry of ferromagnetic objects into the MRI system room and to foster a culture of learning when near misses or mistakes occur. Making sure they have access to up-to-date, quality information and are educated about MRI safety is, therefore, very important.

“We take the education of emerging leaders in radiology very seriously and that includes making sure they are knowledgeable about all aspects of running a high quality radiology enterprise. We are proud to partner with such an exceptional leaders in the field of MRI safety as Dr. Shellock and encourage all RBMA members and non-members to sign up for this course,” said Deborah McFarlane, MBA, co-chair of the RBMA Educational Materials and Products Committee.

MRI facilities also must be prepared for the revised Joint Commission requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services, which go into effect in July 2015. As part of the new requirements, the facility must document that MRI technologists who perform MRI examinations participate in ongoing education that includes annual training on safe MRI practices in the MRI environment.

The RBMA launched RBMA U in 2014 to expand its mission of education and leadership development in the business of radiology. Dr. Shellock’s course is required for all RBMA U graduates. RBMA members and non-members can also purchase access to just Dr. Shellock’s course through the online RBMA Store.

About the RBMA

The Radiology Business Management Association is a national not-for-profit association providing members with applied business information and intelligence applicable in any radiology setting. The RBMA has approximately 2,300 members involved in various management capacities in private practices, academic radiology groups, imaging centers and hospitals. The RBMA continues to be recognized as the leader for radiology-specific educational programs, products and services, publications and data.

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