November 8, 2023 | Your Body

The Thymus Is Crucial For Adults

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine compared people who had their thymus removed with those who retained it and found that those without a thymus had nearly three times the all-cause mortality rate and twice the risk of cancer. The thymus plays a critical role in maintaining immune health and preventing […]

May 21, 2021 | Your Body

Exercise Improves Mental Health

Based on recent research demonstrating effectiveness in treating certain psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety, there is growing interest for exercise as a treatment for these disorders. Estimates of physical exercise in people with psychiatric disorders suggest that these patients are less physically active than the general public. Suggestions for services that incorporate physical […]

May 21, 2021 | Your Body

High-Intensity Interval Training to Benefit Chronic Diseases

High-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT, was first used in the early twentieth century and popularized later that century to help Olympic athletes improve their results. It is the result of combining high-intensity exercise cycles with low-intensity exercise or rest intervals to do a greater amount of work at a higher intensity during a […]

April 5, 2021 | Your Body

Heart Diseases – Cholesterol, Blood Pressure

HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE? Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally. In 2015, about 17.7 million people died from cardiovascular diseases. This represents about 31% of all global deaths. Every year, in the U.S., about 735,000 people suffer from a heart attack. In a survey done by the U.S. Centers for […]

April 5, 2021 | Your Body

Making Your Skin Look Younger

DO COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS HELP MY SKIN? Some people believe that by ingesting collagen or using collagen creams, they can replace the collagen in their skin. This is not the case.Collagen is naturally found in many animal products and is considered a type of protein. However, a protein that is ingested will be broken down into […]

April 5, 2021 | Your Body

Protein in Your Diet and Exercising

WHO NEEDS MORE PROTEIN? For Building and Maintaining MusclesThose who exercise may need more protein. Those looking to gain muscle mass can benefit from more protein as protein plays a part in muscle synthesis. During exercise, people put their muscles through large amounts of stress, which can break down some parts of the muscle. Protein […]

April 5, 2021 | Your Body

Effect of Purine on Gout

WHAT IS GOUT? Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthropathy in adults. People with gout tend to suffer from hot, painful, and inflamed joints.Over time, joints affected by gout can become swollen and large with the development of hard nodules, called tophi, in the joints and in the surrounding soft tissue. This causes […]

April 3, 2021 | Your Body

Fat – The Good and The Bad

IF I LOSE WEIGHT, AM I LOSING FAT? Weight loss just means that the number on the scale is going down. It does not always mean that you are losing fat! Fat loss is the amount of body fat that is lost. Sometimes, weight loss is not due to losing fat, but due to losing […]

April 3, 2021 | Your Body

Liver – Why you should protect it

WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE LIVER? One of your liver’s primary functions is detoxification. It filters the blood from your gut before the blood is circulated to the rest of your body. It metabolizes toxins and drugs in the blood from your gut, breaking them down before they enter the blood supply to the […]

March 14, 2021 | Your Body

Defenses Against Infection

Natural barriers include the skin, mucous membranes, tears, earwax, mucus, and stomach acid. Also, the normal flow of urine washes out microorganisms that enter the urinary tract. The immune system uses white blood cells and antibodies to identify and eliminate organisms that get through the body’s natural barriers. (See also Overview of Infectious Disease.) Natural […]

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