In the previous articles in this series we looked deeply at cholesterol, how it is essential for the functioning of all human organs, and what you need to know about it. It has long been thought that cholesterol is the cause of the fatty build-up in arteries that causes heart disease.
Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, is secreted in the pancreas to help aid in digestion. It helps neutralize the stomach acid that is generated during the digestive process and helps in the breakdown of certain enzymes. Sodium bicarbonate levels in the body must be neither too low nor too high in order for digestion to function normally and for the digestive tract to remain healthy.
Mango is also known as “the king of the fruits”. It is high in nutrients, with a unique flavor and taste. It’s one of my favorite fruits, besides watermelon and plums! Right now it’s high season in most mango-growing countries, with the mangos that began flowering in the spring now bearing delicious fruit.
Lactose intolerance is a syndrome that occurs after the ingestion of lactose, with symptoms that include diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, and bloating. These symptoms result from the secretion of catabolic fragments of bacterial fermentation of undigested lactose in the colon.
Do you consume energy drinks, or do you need caffeine in the afternoon to pick you up? Unfortunately you just need to look at the counter in your supermarket, gas station, or even school vending machines to see that energy drinks and supplements are everywhere.
Carbohydrates are sugars or starches. They are organic molecules that are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms, they are the most abundant food source and a key form of energy for most organisms. Our body, however, does not require carbohydrate to survive.
We spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep our body healthy, but we often miss the most important part of our body — the brain.
What is sleep? The dictionary definition is “a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.”
The term menopause is derived from meno (meaning month, menses) plus pausis (meaning pause or cessation). In other words, it is a pause in menstruation. Understanding the terminology and definitions can be helpful in understanding the natural biological process of aging.