Electrolytes

The levels of the ions (electrically charged particles) of sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate in the blood must be in perfect balance in the body in order to maintain the acidity of the blood within very narrow boundaries. They are collectively known as electrolytes, and all can be very accurately…

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Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3 and omega-6, that are essential for the functioning and growth of the body. They are described as essential as they are an essential part of the diet and cannot be manufactured by biochemical processes in the body. Essential fatty acids are…

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Excessive Appetite

An excessive appetite, continued hunger despite eating, and over eating (polyphagia) are actually slightly different problems, but they overlap considerably. Pregnancy is a very normal cause of excessive hunger. In the first three or four months of pregnancy, women often eat enormous amounts of food, with minimal increase in weight,…

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Exercise – Benefits

Those who are completely idle are more likely to develop obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol levels, osteoporosis, diabetes and clinical depression than those who exercise regularly, but it doesn’t have to be an enormous amount of exercise. Just climbing stairs or jogging for ten minutes a day is sufficient to…

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Exercise

There is little doubt that regular exercise is beneficial to the long-term health of an individual. On the other hand, excessive exercise may be detrimental, but the degree of excess must be very high to be significantly detrimental. The intensity of an exercise activity can be measured by comparison to…

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