Sodium and Potassium, is your body balanced?

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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.

The top 10 foods highest in Potassium

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Your gut bacteria and why it matters

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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.

 

Despite what you hear, THIS is not your enemy

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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.

Who’s happier and how does it affect your health

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.

The 10 undeniable truths of fitness


The 10 undeniable truths of fitness

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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.