Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Digestive System - Providing Nutritional Support and Waste Removal for the Body

The digestive system is one of twelve organized body systems. Its major functions are to provide nutritional support and a means of removing solid waste from the body.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Salt is a Necessary Mineral - Don't Eliminate it; Moderate it.

Salt is a compound composed of 40% sodium and 60% chloride. The importance of salt in our diet should never be under estimated, as many life-sustaining bodily functions would fail without the chemical support of salt.

Salt is required for the:

Regulation of blood pressure
Maintenance of proper balance between intra-and interstitial fluids
Maintenance of proper blood concentration levels
Many chemical processes within body systems
Transmit nerve impulses
Muscle contractions
Metabolic acid-base balance

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Lymphatic System - Offers Protection from Infection and More

The lymphatic system is primarily known for its ability to protect the body from infection. However, it has other functions, from maintaining fluid balance to the absorption of fat.

Diseases and problems with the lymphatic system can impede the body's ability to protect against infection. Moreover, one of the worst prognoses to receive, is that cancer cells have migrated and spread into the lymphatic system.

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