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Kidneys are essential to having a healthy body. They impact on most of our body functions that if left untreated, can lead to death. So, what makes kidneys so important and how do they work? The major function of kidneys is the removal of wastes and extra fluid from the body. Kidneys also remove acid that is produced by the cells of the body and maintain a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals—such as sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium—in the blood. Without this balance, nerves, muscles, and other tissues in our body may...

With today’s fast paced world, we might find ourselves caught up with busy schedules at work whether at home or in the office. Every so often, we may overlook our body’s need to exercise, eat the right meals or to even take a break. More often than not, we only notice things like these when our body finally demands us to go see a doctor. Some are fortunate enough to have detected their diseases at just the right moment to have it treated, but some may have discovered it a...

It is a fact that most diet strategies boil down to either consuming less calories or burning them off. So what is really meant when we talk about calories? A calorie is a measure of energy. It is basically describing how much energy our body could get from eating or drinking. When we eat or drink more calories than we burn, our body store this excess as body fat. If this goes on overtime, we might put on weight.  It's important to recognize the role calories play in our ability...

Urinary Tract Infection or UTI Self-Care Tips A urinary tract infection, also known as UTI is an infection that is localized in the urinary system such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria or tiny microbes enter and travel up the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. Although the urinary system is designed to produce waste products and keep out such microscopic invaders, these defenses sometimes fail. When that happens, bacteria may take hold and grow into...

The keto diet and intermittent fasting are two of the hottest current health sensations. Health-conscious people use these methods to lose weight and control certain health conditions. Some people still questioned if it’s safe and effective to combine the two although both have solid research backing their purported benefits. This article defines intermittent fasting and the keto diet and we’ll find out whether combining the two is a good idea. What Is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting, also known as intermittent energy restriction, is an umbrella term for various meal timing...

Know How Alkaline pH Foods Can Improve Your Health Hi folks! Welcome back to our blog. In today’s brief article, we will discuss how your food habit can impact the pH balance of your body and how your health can improve simply by consuming more alkaline food. In simple words, most of the foods we consume have either an alkalizing or acidifying impact on the body. Please note though this may change the pH of your saliva and urine, but not that of the blood.  The normal pH level of the...

Keto or Ketogenic Diet was primarily done to help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures in children. But at present, it is presented as a form of weight-loss wonder but in reality, keto is a form of medical diet that has serious risks. Weight-loss diets often mean a low-carbohydrate-high-protein eating plan but a true ketogenic diet is different. Though keto has been tried for weight loss, only short-term keto diets have been studied and results have been mixed and no one knows for sure yet whether long-term keto diet is...

Study Suggests Keto Diets May Benefit Suffers of Super-refractory Status Epilepticus. Today, our article is focused around how a keto diet may help individuals suffering from a relatively rare form of epilepsy known as super-refractory status epilepticus or SRSE. Always severe and sometimes even fatal, SRSE is characterized by prolonged seizures. Medically induced comas are often used as a preventive measure to restrict further brain and body damage. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than five million people in the U.S. have a seizure disorder. More...

Understanding the Connection between Diabetic Test Strips and Ketones One of the most common complications for the diabetes patients is a very high ketone level in their bloodstream. If not treated on time, this may lead to a rather critical condition known as ketoacidosis. The build-up ketone within the human body is the result of insufficient insulin level to create energy for the body. It has been observed that people suffering from type 1 or advanced stages of type 2 diabetes have a high ketone level. Type 1 diabetic patients...

Can a Ketogenic Keto Diet Help Mild Alzheimer's Patients? Hello readers! Welcome back to our blog with yet another insightful discussion. Today, we will talk about the latest scientific study that offers a ray of hope for millions of people around the world diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Experts suggest that the human brain has a constant demand for fuel supply to feed the brain cells. However, in case of dementia patients, the brain faces extreme difficulty while burning glucose. This leads to sluggish activity of the brain, shrinkage of the...