Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest spices on the planet. Ginger is thought to have originated in the Himalayan foothills of Northern India. Today, it is widely grown all over the world as a major commercial spice crop. The ginger plant grows to about a meter in …

Explain what is meant by conjugation in terms of liver detoxification.

The main part of phase two detoxification in the liver is conjugationThis renders toxic drugs, chemicals or hormones less harmful. this is where chemicals have been attached to xenobiotics substance by an enzyme known as conjugate. This endogenous molecule is hydrophilic and will aid in elimination or neutralisation of xenobiotic. Conjugation involves the addition of …

What is Homeostasis

Our body continuously monitors our internal conditions including the levels of certain nutrients, body temperature, blood sugar, water control, our blood pressure. Our body maintains us in a system called homeostasis. Homeostasis is the maintenance of a constant internal environment. The nervous system and hormones are responsible for this. The conditions inside our body must …

Explaining the pre-ovulatory phase of the female reproductive cycle.

When a woman has her period, it is the bodies way of shedding the nutrient rich lining what was created by the last cycle from inside the uterus. This happens when the hormones estrogen andprogesterone levels drop and there is no pregnancy. The first half of the female menstrual cycle is called the follicular phase …

Food poisoning

Food poisoning is rarely serious and usually gets better within a week. You can normally treat yourself or your child at home.Food poisoning, is also called food-borne illness It is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. Any type of food can cause food poisoning. Infectious organisms including bacteria, viruses and parasites or their toxins …

What are the main nutritional recommendations for preventing atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a build-up of plaque inside a person’s arteries. These arteries are what carries our oxidation-rich blood around our body delivering nutrients as well as hormones to all cells in our body. This transport system also carries carbon dioxide and waste products to the lungs, kidneys, and digestion system to be removed from the …

What is the main component of GTF and what are its functions?

Glucose tolerance factor, which is biologically the active form of chromium plays an active role in controlling blood sugars. GTF increases the hormone insulin, insulin is made in the pancreas it is a protein chain or peptide hormone. By activating the kinase receptor, it helps the metabolisms of carbohydrates and lipids. Chromium is absorbed very …

Describe the general effects of stimulants on the body.

Over stimulating our body with items such as coffee, tea, cigarettes, alcohol, sports drinks, highly processed foods, caffeine pills, there are certain drugs like amphetamine and cocaine all of which can cause anxiety, seizures, stomach cramps, headaches, and panic. Even our daily cups of coffee can have a negative effect causing anxiety, increased vasoconstriction, and …

Stress part two

What are the main nutrients that can help at the first stage of the stress response? Eating a well-balanced diet and being physically active is important not just to battle stress but many other health problems. It’s also important to do this regularly and not just at times of need as good nutrition is important …

Stress part one

What are the three stages of the general adaptation syndrome. Know in short as (GAS), the general adaptation syndrome explains what happens when our body goes through the stages of stress. It describes the physiological changes that our body will go through and what our body can experience well it is under this stress. Some …

What is the principles of the food combining diet?

This kind of diet is where food has been assigned into certain groups. These groups are carbohydrates and starches, fruits as well as sweet fruit, acidic fruits, proteins, vegetables, and fats. Food combining is the system that certain foods pair better together than other. Which could lead to better digestion and the breakdown of nutrients. …

Would the addition of nutrients into junk food be helpful to those who are unable to eat healthy foods? And what is my personal opinion?

Even with the additions of adding nutrients back in to junk foods, I don’t believe this will help anyone. Junk food as well as sugary drinks are low in nutrients but high in calories, even with the edition of adding nutrients, they are still high in saturated fats, sugar and or salt. Even by adding …

What skin conditions can be caused by an allergic reaction?

Certain skin conditions which are caused by an allergic reaction after exposure to different allergens which could include: cold and hot temperature, pollen, water, food, drugs, house hold chemicals, insects’ bites and stings, latex, pet dander or poison ivy. Irritated skin can also be an immune system disorder, an infection or from certain medication. When …

SALT

Salt is made partly of sodium, whIch our body needs some of for biological processes like fluid regulation and nerve impulse transmission, helps cells take up nutrients and water, aids in muscle contractions, prevents cramps, aids in brain development, balances ions and more. However we seem to over indulge when it comes to salt and …

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Emotional eating part one

People with emotional eating disorder show tendency to feel hunger intensely and all of a sudden, rather than gradually as occurs with a true physical need to eat that is caused by an empty stomach. Psychologically, people who tend to connect food with comfort, power, positive feelings, or for any other reasons than providing fuel …

Probiotic, prebiotic, what are they? Do we need them?

A BEAUTIFUL HEALTHY RECIPE AWAITS YOU………..SEE BELOW Every surface of our body is covered in microscopic creatures mainly bacteria. They are an eco-system in their own right which is called the microbiome. The microbiome plays a crucial roll in our overall health and can even affect your mood and behaviour. Not surprisingly, what you feed …

What are lectins?

Lectins belong to a family of carbohydrates binding proteins. Lectins are found in almost every food type. There are different lectins some can cause digestive problems; others can pass through the digestive tract unchanged. When lectins in foods are cooked, they are almost all eliminated. A lot of different foods that contain lectins which is …