Under the diaphragm, in the right upper abdomen is the liver which receives twenty percent of the blood pumped each minute by the heart. All the blood from key abdominal organs must be filtered and cleansed by the liver before returning to the heart. In fact, every minute, the liver detoxifies about two quarts of blood.
If you have an apple-shape body, diabetes, or high blood pressure, you are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy. Although it may take months or even years to develop fully, it is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States.
Is juicing a health fad or a genuine therapeutic remedy?
If you don’t like eating raw fruits and veggies, juicing them or blending them into a smoothie could help you meet your nutritional needs. Freshly-made juices are a source of concentrated nutrients and many phytochemicals. Unfortunately, this is not true for commercial, store-bought juices.
Want to skip the flu and colds this year? You can, if you boost your specific immunity! Specific immunity provides protection from a particular threat by activating lymphocytes and antibodies. In specific immunity, immune responses are tailor-made to maximally eliminate disease-causing organisms called pathogens. Specific immunity also includes the development of immunological memory, in which each pathogen encountered by the immune system is remembered.
The skin is a vital organ. Indeed, with a total area of about 20 square feet, it is the largest organ of our bodies. We cannot live without it. One square inch of skin is composed of 19 million cells, 625 sweat glands, 90 oil glands, 65 hair follicles, 19,000 sensory cells, and 4 meters of blood vessels. The skin protects, provides immunity, excretes, breathes, and is involved in thermal balance. The outer part of the epidermis helps maintain fluid balance. How can we keep it healthy and slow down its aging?
You hear a lot about the health benefits of detoxifying your body. Detox programs often include fasting. But really, do you have to suffer all the discomfort of no food intake? What are fasting‘s real benefits? Are there any adverse effects to fasting? Is there a painless way to fast?
If you have any of the following: pot-belly fat, obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes type 2, elevated blood fats, or frequent consumption of soft drink beverages you need a sound and inviting but easy program to detoxify. These strategies will improve your health tremendously.
You have heard of detoxification regimens. Chances are you or one of your friends has tried one. But do you really need detoxifying? You do. Indeed, you already have multiple detoxification systems.
Your kidneys are important. While you sit reading this, they are receiving 24% of you cardiac output. That fact tells you they are extremely important. Not only do they make urine, they help to balance the chemistry of your body, produce the active form of vitamin D, and help regulate your blood pressure.