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.
Happiness and health have been anecdotally linked for quite a while now–‘laughter is the best medicine’ has become a cliché for a reason–but relatively new research has been backing up what many people have instinctively assumed all along: that happiness and health really are connected, and that one’s level of happiness really can impact the level of one’s health.