Category Archives: The Basics

Electrolytes – The key to Hydration

What is an Electrolyte?

An Electrolyte is a substance that conducts electricity when it is dissolved. Electrolytes are salts and covalent compounds. When the electrolytes are dissolved into water the Ions are separated by the water molecules allowing the Ions to move freely in the water. These Ions have a charge (either positive or negative) and therefore can conduct electricity. These Ions are then used by the body once the solution has been consumed. Electrolytes maintain health and function in all the systems of the body. They promote neuromuscular impulses, maintain body fluid osmolality (the body’s fluid concentration of all chemical particles), regulate the body’s pH levels (acid base balance) and distribute fluid and electrolytes between the body’s fluid compartments. Electrolyte concentrations are different in different fluid compartments of the body and this concentration should always be maintained. Continue reading “Electrolytes – The key to Hydration” »

Fruit And Vegetables – The Clean Fifteen And The Dirty Dozen

Ok, so I believe that health is for everyone, everyone should be given the same opportunities to have a healthy, happy life. But that is far from reality. Staying healthy can be very expensive and I know that is a turn off for many people for example consuming organic food, filtered water, having a specific amount of healthy calories every day, working out and being active. All of this can be expensive. But don’t worry I got you covered. Continue reading “Fruit And Vegetables – The Clean Fifteen And The Dirty Dozen” »

Are You Getting Enough Vitamins?

Vitamins are organic compounds that are used by the body as nutrients and they perform specific and important functions in the body. We get vitamins from the food we eat but due to our dietary choices we maybe deficient in some vitamins. This can be very harmful to the body and it can lead to illness and disease. It is important to understand all we can about vitamins. There are two types of vitamins, water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. Let me go into a little more detail below: Continue reading “Are You Getting Enough Vitamins?” »

Boosting Your Immune System!!!

The immune system is responsible for protecting the body from infections and illnesses. 80% of the immune system is in the gut. The gut (also known as the gastrointestinal tract) is the long tube that starts from the mouth and ends at the anus. The gut contains a whole host of bacteria which are very important in keeping the body protected. The gut contains of three types of bacteria (also known as Flora): Continue reading “Boosting Your Immune System!!!” »

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Improving The Quality Of Water You Drink pt2/2

If you haven’t read the last post please check that out before you carry on.

Drinking water is important for a healthy life. It helps to keep your kidneys healthy and hydrated and it helps to eliminate toxins. It keeps the body functioning properly, the blood thin and suppresses the appetite naturally. In addition, it helps the body metabolize fats (helps with weight loss). Continue reading “Improving The Quality Of Water You Drink pt2/2” »

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Improving The Quality Of Water You Drink pt1/2

When it comes to water, there is more than meets the eye. Water is essential for every living organism on this planet. Without it we would all cease to exist. Our body is 60% water and keeping your body topped up to the right level will help the body function better. Continue reading “Improving The Quality Of Water You Drink pt1/2” »