The American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend 30 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise five days a week or 20 minutes of high-intensity aerobic exercise three days a week to maintain good health and reduce your risk of chronic disease.
In the blink of an eye, summertime is over and once again, it’s cold and flu season. If you’ve got young children or grandchildren in school or day care, fly often or take public transportation to work or school, live in a nursing home, or work in a public place, your chances of catching the common cold or influenza (“the flu”) are pretty high.
Whether dealing with poor digestion that leads to a bloated belly, too much sugar in your diet, or more serious conditions such as, chronic Hepatitis C, a fatty liver or cirrhosis, those with chronic liver issues are often subject to the effects of a disgruntled liver. Usually, it is only by trial and error or extensive liver health education that a person learns how to keep his or her liver happy. Get educated now!
Inflammation. It is generally thought of as the body’s response to pain, such as heat, redness, swelling, pain and even the loss of organ function. But that’s just one type of inflammation. The kind few of us know about is the real culprit: cellular inflammation — now considered the cause of many chronic diseases because of the way it disrupts hormonal levels throughout the body.
Chlorophyll is the compound that gives vegetables their green color, and it has many beneficial effects. Chlorophyll may actually be able to bind cancer-causing chemicals (such as heterocyclic amines found in meat cooked at high temperature), thereby allowing these chemicals to be excreted by the body instead of being absorbed.
Did you know there is a strong connection between diet and inflammation, and how it can affect your overall health and well-being?