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It’s the second largest organ in the body (the skin being the largest) and we manage to bash it about on a daily basis with all the toxins that we eat, drink and absorb. Strangely though, we don’t normally give it a second thought. In this post I cover why I think we all should pay it a bit more attention.
Some or your liver’s main functions:
– Processes the foods you eat after digestion, repackaging them for the rest of the body to use.
Everyone has heard of Green Tea and the claims for its health benefits (see my previous post – A Smarter Cuppa), but how about White Tea (and I don’t mean normal tea with milk in it!)? Well, you might just want to read on.
White Tea is the least processed and most delicate of all of the teas. Similar to Green Tea, White Tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant and has high levels of Catechins which can reduce the formation of atherosclerotic plaques and the severity of strokes, but White Tea’s levels manage to outstrip even Green’s. Read more..
A recent survey published by The Register of Exercise Professionals, suggests that people who spend most of their time sitting down when they get home from work may be more likely to get a potentially fatal blood clot than those who are more active. The study was carried out on 70,000 nurses.
The study by Dr Christopher Kabrhel from Massachusetts General Hospital investigated the leisure habits of the 70,000 nurses, most of whom would be on their feet for most of the working day. However, over an 18-year period the researchers found that those who sat longer than 6 hours a day when not working had twice the risk of a pulmonary embolism than those who sat for less than two hours a day. The results held good even after taking into account age, weight and smoking habits.