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HOW OLD ARE YOUR LUNGS?

HOW OLD ARE YOUR LUNGS? Lung age: 2 to 3 weeks  Alveoli or air sacs: 1 year All the cells in the lungs are constantly renewing themselves. However, the lungs contain different cells that renew themselves at different rates. The alveoli or air sac cells, deep in the lungs, which are needed for the exchange of oxygen and gases, have a steady progress of regeneration that takes about a year. Meanwhile, the cells on the lung’s surface have to renew themselves every or three weeks. These are the lungs’ first line of defense, so they have to be able to…

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5 Top Foods For Your Immune System

Top 5 Foods For Winter Immunity: The mercury is dropping rapidly and we are yet again bracing for the winter weather. Along with the chilly weather comes the increased risk of colds and flu, however we can do a lot to reduce our risk of infection with diet and lifestyle. During winter there are some foods that can actually support healthy immune function. Garlic –This pungent herb has documented medicinal use dating back to Ancient Egypt. Hippocrates even recommended garlic for the treatment of infections, infestations and respiratory disorders as well as indigestion. Garlic contains organosulphur compounds and numerous clinical…

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THE LIVER AND ITS BEST HERBS

THE LIVER AND ITS 12 BEST HERBS   AN OVERVIEW The Liver is one of the most important organs in the human body critical to all facets of health and wellbeing. Remarkably, the tireless work and non-stop efforts of the liver works to filter 1.3-1.5 litres of blood every single minute. Just let that sink in. This mighty organ has an enormous role to play to make sure the body can function at its best at all times. The liver is responsible for nutrient metabolism, utilisation and is the storage site for key vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A,…

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How to control blood sugar levels?

Baobab as a Glycaemic Response Moderator  Baobab is the African Superfruit that comes naturally as a dry powder, tastes fantastic, has an extraordinary backstory of positive social and environmental benefits in Africa, and a legendary reputation for its immune-boosting properties. But there’s much more to Baobab than just this. It also has a range of other functional attributes and health benefits that make it especially interesting to food and beverage manufacturers. This month we tackle the health property that has sparked most interest in Baobab Fruit Powder from the manufacturers of baked goods, bakery ingredients and health beverages. This is…

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NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY ON HAYFEVER

Three weeks ago, a young man suffering from hay fever came into the store to ask for advice. I suggested the following herbs and nutrients to help manage his symptoms of allergies naturally, as well as rebalancing his immune function. Perilla (Perilla frutescens) – great herb that is beneficial in the treatment of hay fever, asthma and sinusitis. It can be used to reduce the symptoms of allergic reactions, particularly of the upper respiratory tract. Atractylodes (Atractylodes lancea) – this herb is beneficial for hayfever, nasal congestion, asthma, and dermatitis. It also helps the immune system to fight colds and…

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Allergies

Many people suffer in silence from allergies but allergies are not something that you simply have to put up with! It is possible to manage your allergies naturally. Common allergy symptoms include sneezing, sinus congestion, itchy eyes, persistent cough, wheezing, asthma, headaches, and skin disorders such as eczema. If you have allergies, as well as looking at symptom relief, the underlying causes such as immune imbalances or nutritional deficiencies need to be addressed in order to give you long term relief. Common causes of allergies include reacting to certain foods, food additives and pesticides, grasses and pollens, dust mites, and…

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