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How old are your Taste Buds: 10 days to 14 days

The tongue is covered with about 9000 taste buds that help us to detect flavors, explains Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser to the British Dental Association. The taste buds themselves are a collection of cells on the surface of the tongue, each housing about 50 to 100 taste cells. The buds renew themselves every 10…

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system. It acts as the body’s ‘sewerage system’ to eliminate waste and toxins from cells and control the flow of bacteria fighting immune cells throughout the body. It includes nodes, vessels, ducts and organs such as the thymus, bone marrow, spleen, tonsils, appendix and Peyer…

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HERBS FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

A healthy immune system is critical for general physical health and may contribute to mental health as well. Immune modulating herbs are herbs that broadly support the immune system. They can help the body defend against pathogens by adjusting the normal immune response to respond more effectively when a pathogen has been detected. These balancing…

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HOW OLD ARE YOUR LUNGS? TWO TO THREE WEEKS

HOW OLD ARE YOUR LUNGS? Lung age: 2 to 3 weeks  and  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…

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How Old Are Your Red Blood Cells?

Red Blood Cells Age: 4 Months Red blood cells are the body’s vital transport system, carrying oxygen to every tissue and carrying waste away, They wear out every four months, after which the liver removes any remaining in iron that is needed for healthy red blood cells, and then the remaining cell is destroyed in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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A Good Start in Life

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY:  A GOOD START IN LIFE Providing a solid nutritional start in life provides the foundation for good health and growth in children. Good nutrition during infancy and early childhood will have lasting effects on enhancing health and development throughout childhood, adolescence and well into adult life. Good nutrition helps build a healthy…

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A Sick Child

Naturopathic Case Study: A Sick Child B. a 3 y.o. little boy with a history of frequent, severe chest infections, and associated diarrhoea and vomiting. He had to be admitted to hospital numerous times and had been taking antibiotics for a few months. B also has chronic allergies, suffering from constant sinus congestion, runny nose,…

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