DID YOU KNOW? Normal body functioning depends on the right balance of sodium and potassium both inside and outside of cells. Sodium is the principal ion in the fluid outside of cells, while potassium is the principal ion in the fluid inside of cells. Sodium is essential for hydration because it pumps water and nutrients into your cells. Potassium functions by pumping waste products out of the cells.
Many people go about their daily lives not really giving any thought to their bones. Well, it is very important for them to realize that without bones, they would not be able to survive. Bones are what support and protect all of our skin, muscles, and internal organs. Although men are also at risk for bone problems such as osteoporosis when they are older, women are much more likely to have osteoporosis.
Did you know? The bacteria that inhabits your gut early in life helps the cells of the gut grow and develop. They also help to train your immune system to help fight bacterial and other infections as we mature.
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Western medicine has made a practice of telling us to abstain from things that are bad for us in extreme quantities, when in fact those same are very good for us when consumed wisely and in moderation. In the case of sunshine, our UV paranoia is contributing to a silent epidemic: Vitamin D deficiency. It’s silent because most people don’t know they are deficient. And it’s deadly, because this deficiency can lead to cancer and a multitude of other diseases. But we’ve been brainwashed into believing that even small amounts of sunshine will harm us.
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A recent Time Magazine article made a case for not having regular exercise in your life and stated that exercise has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss and weight control. The author wrote that the more he exercised, the greater his appetite, the more he ate and the more weight he gained. To have a personal experience like this is one thing, but to make the assumption that exercise makes you fat couldn’t be less true or more irresponsible. Fitness is important to virtually every aspect of your life, and can play a big role in weight loss.