Erin Brockovich is a former legal clerk and clean-water advocate who was made famous by Julia Roberts’ Oscar-winning portrayal of her in the 2000 film that shares her name. Brockovich helped citizens of Hinkley, California fight California Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) after unsafe levels of the carcinogen Chromium 6 were found in their water. Brockovich told Business Insider that she’s “funny” about her own drinking water. She offered a few tips for how to determine if your tap water is safe to drink and what to do when it’s not. If tap water looks like the colour of “light pee,” Erin Brockovich refuses to drink it. The self-billed “water gal” made a name for herself fighting California Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in 1996, when Chromium-6 leeched into tap water in the Mojave Desert. The legal case ended with a $US333 million settlement. At low-level concentrations, the cancer-causing chemical can turn clear … [Read more...] about Erin Brockovich is warning about an emerging drinking-water crisis in the US. Here’s how she recommends you protect yourself.
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The well-regarded and popular Asada Grill & Cantina is moving from its home near the train tracks in downtown Griffith to a much larger location at the former Zuni's House of Pizza spot in Highland, which has sat vacant for two years.The Mexican restaurant, voted one of the top 50 in Indiana by Yelp users, is moving about three miles northwest to 2907 45th Avenue. It's already posted a sign in front of the building that has previously been home to many restaurants and nightclubs, including Sabor Restaurant & Tequila Bar and HiFi Roadhouse."Rumors are true!" the restaurant posted on its Facebook page. "We are moving to the Former Zuni's House of Pizza, on 45th Ave. Thank you Griffith for your support, and also to all our wonderful customers!"The owner did not immediately return a message.Diners have praised Asada for its carne asada, pork tacos, queso poblano and margaritas. It specializes in Mexican City cuisine and has an extensive menu that includes whole … [Read more...] about Asada Grill & Cantina moving to former Zuni’s spot in Highland
Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 8:27 am, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Shutterstock Scientists have found that calorie-free sugar substitutes like aspartame can change the way a body processes fat, and likely prompt diabetes and obesity, just like real sugar does. The way artificial sweeteners are digested inside the body is very different from how real sugar is processed, but the negative outcomes of consuming fake sugar may be nearly identical. Artificial sweeteners may also make people hungrier and, in turn, eat more. Scientists think that's because the zero-calorie treats turn on neural pathways that tell us to fuel up when we're starving. into your coffee or tea, or sipping diet sodas to stay slim instead of guzzling down sugar, you may not be doing your body any long-term favors. Recommended Video: Now Playing: A new study links artificial sweeteners to weight gain, not weight loss. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more. Media: Brandpoint … [Read more...] about Artificial sweeteners like aspartame may be as toxic for the body as regular sugar
Hungry, but can't get away from your desk? Too tired to cook something or run out to a restaurant? Uber Eats has got you. The online and mobile food delivery service is now available in most of western Lake County. The Uber Eats website shows it now offers deliveries from hundreds of local restaurants to destinations in Munster, Highland, Griffith, Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Dyer, St. John, Schererville, Whiting, East Chicago and Gary. The service is not yet available in most of Hobart, Lake Station, New Chicago, Miller Beach, Lake of the Four Seasons, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Porter County or LaPorte County.The website shows that Merrillville residents or office workers can have food delivered from a number of restaurants including IHOP, Bar Louie, Big Daddy's BBQ, Mastercue, Aladdin Pita, Pork Chop, Villa Del Sol and Qdoba.Uber Eats touted food from Round the Clock, Rosati's, Ciao Bella and Harold's Chicken in a message to customers."You can use the Uber Eats app … [Read more...] about Uber Eats now delivering restaurant meals to most of Lake County
Sustained weight loss can be a struggle, but there are practical tips that can help. Successful strategies include cutting back on foods and drinks that have been strongly tied to weight gain and increasing your intake of more nutrient-dense foods. Other approaches focus on ways you can set yourself up for long-term healthy eating in subtle, gradual steps. In a country that eats dessert for breakfast, sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle. Aside from avoiding obvious minefields like stacks of syrup-drenched pancakes and huge muffins, there are several practical guidelines to follow if you’re looking to slim down. These tips can be helpful whether you’re struggling to lose weight or simply aiming to reboot your eating plan with some healthier basics. Still, if you’re aiming to make big changes to your diet and to your health, it’s always helpful to get help from a trained medical professional like a physician, registered dietitian, or family … [Read more...] about The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science