Chances are, you rarely think about or hear about your pancreas. Most of the time, you simply go about your daily life, and it does its work with no effort on your part. However, when the pancreas is mistreated and stops functioning correctly…you’ll notice right away. Unlike many other high profile organs such as the heart and lungs, the pancreas is often overlooked and isn’t even considered as the cause of many internal issues. Here are a few ways to give your pancreas some love and why this organ actually matters.
Though it is often ignored and abused, your liver is critical to your health and is essential for breaking down carbohydrates, making glucose, and detoxing the body. In fact, the liver performs over 500 functions and is the largest solid gland in your body. So what exactly makes the liver so special, and how can you protect it?
There’s a lot of information in your poop. From how much you poop and how often, to its consistency, your stools can tell you what’s going on inside your body. If your poop sticks to the side of the toilet bowl, it’s a sign that something is irritating your digestive tract. You may just need more water throughout the day, or there may be something more serious going on. Read on for more causes of — and how you can avoid — sticky poop. [Read more…]
Glutathione is an intriguing antioxidant that has gained a lot of attention for its anti-aging properties, ability to increase fat metabolism, and treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, without it, you become vulnerable to age-related diseases like dementia, heart disease, and cancer. Unfortunately, as you age, your body stops producing enough of it. The good news is, there are things you can do to boost levels naturally. But what exactly is glutathione? How does it affect the body, and how can you make more of it?