How the Nervous System Works and Affects Everything in the Body

The human nervous system is an amazing network of organs, nerve cells (neurons) and neurotransmitters, connecting the brain and spinal cord to the entire body.
The nervous truly helps regulate everything happening in your body, whether it’s occurring consciously or unconsciously.
  • Conscious/voluntary — controls perception, analysis, memory, movement
  • Unconscious/involuntary (also called Autonomic) — takes care of all of the things you don’t think about, such as your heartbeat, digestion, regulating body temperature, breathing, etc.
Your Autonomic branch is further divided into two smaller branches:
  •  Sympathetic
  • Parasympathetic

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Why You Should Worry about Your Gut Health

As more and more research results come to light, one thing is becoming clear: your gut has far more to do with your overall physical and emotional health than any of us previously realized. When your gut is not healthy, you can experience all kinds of problems.
A Quick Overview of Your Digestive System

In order to understand the importance of the gut, you need to know how the digestive system works in general.

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Genetics Don’t Affect Your Immune System, But This Does

A general consensus was that your genes determined how strong or weak your immune system was.
New research on twins dispels this notion, and claims that your immune system is not made, it’s born.
The Scientific American is quoted:
“In one of the most comprehensive analyses of immune function performed to date, researchers analyzed blood samples from 105 sets of healthy twins. They measured immune cell populations and their chemical messengers—204 parameters in all—before and after participants received a flu shot.

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What are Bioflavonoids? How to get your Daily Dose!

Are you still looking for reasons why you should adopt a whole foods diet—or even more motivation for increasing your daily servings of fruits and vegetables? Happily, the phytonutrients that create the bright colors of so many of our fruits and vegetables also offer amazing health benefits for the body.
Let’s look at bioflavonoids and all they do to help your body fight disease and stay healthy.

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Understanding Weight Management and Your Metabolism

Metabolism is a word we all immediately assign to weight loss and weight gain is derived from the metabellein, a Greek word meaning to change. Metabolism refers to processes of change within the body.

Without a healthy functioning metabolism, the body can’t heal itself, maintain its organs and other working parts, or rid itself of harmful toxins.

Nonetheless, metabolism does decide the body’s weight loss or gain because its rate is determined by age, physical activity, and nutrition. If your physical activity, nutrition, or age changes, so does your metabolism.

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