Balanced Bites

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Balanced Bites For Heart & Circulatory Health

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Being Heart Health Month in September in South Africa it seemed apt to discuss Balanced Bites For Optimum Heart & Circulatory Health. The Function of the Heart & Circulatory System Your heart is one amazing organ. It continuously pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout your body to sustain life. This fist-sized powerhouse beats (expands and contracts) 100,000 times per day, pumping five or six quarts of blood each minute, or… Read More »Balanced Bites For Heart & Circulatory Health

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Balanced Bites For HIS Hormone Health

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Now that we have reached Level 1 of lockdown, there is a renewed vigour and vibrance in the air. This week as promised, we discuss Male Hormone Health. Function of the Male Endocrine System  The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and secrete hormones that the body uses for a wide range of functions. These control many different bodily functions, including: Respiration Metabolism Reproduction Sensory perception Movement… Read More »Balanced Bites For HIS Hormone Health

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Balanced Bites For Her Hormone Health

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With spring in the air, it is time for rebirth, renewal & perhaps reproduction. With that in mind this week we will discuss the female hormone system followed by the male hormone system next week. The Female Hormone System The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. The word endocrine… Read More »Balanced Bites For Her Hormone Health

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Balanced Bites For Urinary Health

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Now that Spring has Sprung and summer on its way, we will discuss your Urinary Health this week. Urinary System Function The urinary system works with the lungs, skin and intestines to maintain the balance of chemicals and water in the body. Adults eliminate about 800 to 2,000 milliliters per day based on typical daily fluid intake of 2 liters, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Urinary Tract System Anatomy The… Read More »Balanced Bites For Urinary Health

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Balanced Bites For Adrenal Health

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This week our focus will be on  Adrenal Health.                                With all the uncertainty around job security, finances and personal health, it is no wonder stress-related illnesses  are rearing their ugly head. As we are aware, stress can affect the immune system. Our adrenal glands usually deal with stress by producing hormones like cortisol. According to… Read More »Balanced Bites For Adrenal Health