Summer Overindulgence and How It Affects Your Liver

yard partyWe all do our best to stay healthy. And although we all know the importance of moderation, sometimes those backyard and patio parties have us staying for one more drink… and one more drink. So what happens to your body, and most importantly your liver, in those times of overindulgence?

The liver has numerous functions, including:

• Bile production and excretion
• Excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones and drugs
• Metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates Continue reading “Summer Overindulgence and How It Affects Your Liver”

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Hangover Help

hangover2016 is fast approaching! And although a number of us make resolutions to exercise more, eat more wisely and just in general make healthier choices starting on New Year’s Day, New Year’s Eve tends to be a day when overindulgence in all things, particularly alcohol, is the norm for many. Some people could use some hangover help.

There are many factors that contribute to the symptoms of a hangover, but the most common is dehydration. Since alcohol is a diuretic, it causes the body to flush increased amounts of water out through the kidneys and into the urine. This is also the reason for your increased urination during alcohol consumption. Unfortunately, along with the increased flushing of water through the kidneys, many of the body’s water-soluble nutrients are flushed into the urine as well. This leaves you deficient in a number of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamin C, and electrolytes like magnesium, calcium, sodium, chloride and potassium. Continue reading “Hangover Help”

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Boost Fertility With a Healthy Diet

Infertility has doubled in the last 20 years and although it may be because women are trying to conceive at an older age, even younger women are having problems. Although each situation is very unique, a healthy lifestyle can improve your chances of conceiving.

A healthy diet plays an important role in preparing your body for pregnancy. Weight, the right food choices, caffeine and alcohol can all factor in. Being overweight or even underweight can affect your reproductive hormones. Researchers have found that it can take four times as long to get pregnant if your BMI (Body Mass Index) is under 19, while having a BMI over 25 can double the time. For those women with a BMI over 25, losing 5 to 10% of body weight improved ovulation and pregnancy rates.  Continue reading “Boost Fertility With a Healthy Diet”

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