Your liver is your second largest organ (I wrote about the first last week). It processes around 1.4 liters of blood every minute. But what does your liver do for you? Most people know that the liver plays a role in detoxification. And that is correct; the liver plays a huge role. The process of detoxification is very complicated, and the liver has a ton of other jobs. Therefor, supporting the liver is important for many diseases and symptoms. In this article, I’ll cover th
Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? Yeah, it’s an organ. And it covers around 20 square feet of your body. Here are some things to think about. Not only does your skin act as a barrier but it is also responsible for releasing toxins through sweat. The average person sweats a little less than 1 liter per day The average person sweats 0.8-1.4 liters per hour of vigorous exercise. Although the skin acts as a barrier, it’s also highly absorbent This is why medicat
Detox and cleanse are buzz words these days, but most people don’t know what they mean. Detoxification and cleanse are used synonymously to refer to the process of removing toxic substances from the body. This is something our body is doing every minute of every day. What are we detoxing from? Our regular everyday biochemical processes such as making energy and hormones naturally result in byproducts that our body must eliminate, which it does through detoxification pathways.
Spring is in the air and with it comes pollen. This can mean a significant reduction in quality of life for allergy sufferers. According to the CDC, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic disease in the U.S. with an annual health care cost of more than $18 billion (1). It’s estimated that 30% of adults and 40% of children suffer from allergies. What is an allergy anyway? It’s when the immune system has a reaction to a substance (pollen, pet dander, mold, etc. ) that