Albumin helps to keep the fluid portion of blood within the vessels, and helps transport drugs and other substances by way of the bloodstream. Low levels of albumin in the blood or its presence in urine may signal edema (the accumulation of fluid) as in pedal edema (in the ankles) or pulmonary edema (in the lungs), which may be symptoms of congestive heart failure, kidney or liver disease.
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If one is constantly thinking negative things about oneself, or one's body, these thoughts will both create and perpetuate health problems, including excess weight.
When making dietary changes it is important to consider only those that you believe you can maintain indefinitely. This means that you should not resort to fad diets or crash diet programs. Short (one to three day) fasts can be helpful to get back on track if you feel that a weight reduction program has stalled. An approach that has worked well for many is a lemonade fast. The recipe is the juice of one organic lemon in twenty ounces of water sweetened to taste with pure maple syrup (typically 1 to 2 tablespoons). The lemonade tends to prevent fatigue or sinking spells during the fast.
Yes, there is such a thing as being addicted to stress! How could a person possibly want to overstress himself? When you are pressured to produce, the body calls on adrenaline to help meet your wishes. But adrenaline happens to closely resemble amphetamines.
The skin is the cover for the body and while we say, "Beauty is only skin deep," having healthy skin gives us more confidence to "face" life. Like the cover of a book, our skin represents us to the world. One basic health practice that keeps your skin glowing with good health is to clean up your internal "self" by doing some cleansing. Make sure you are getting adequate fiber by eating fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Traditionally, herbalists have used blood purifiers or alteratives to help clear up skin conditions like acne, rashes and skin eruptive diseases.
Potassium is a key player in good health, but you may not be getting enough from food. Here's how potassium contributes to good health.
Potassium is part of every cell in the body, and life would be impossible without it. However, potassium is often taken for granted, in spite of its role in maintaining fluid balance, and keeping your brain, nerves, heart, and muscles functioning normally on a constant basis.
Experts estimate that long term stress is the cause of up to 90 percent of illnesses.
A recent study showed stressed workers cost the health care system almost 50 percent more than their less-stressed associates. Hence, stress is one of the underlying causes of illness that all of us need to address. Chronic stress produces a high state of anxiety. Anxiety is described as an unpleasant emotional state ranging from mild tension to profound fear. A little anxiety is normal and seems to improve performance. But when anxiety becomes chronic, the nerves are in a constant state of alertness. There is a feeling of constant danger, even when there is no obvious or immediate threat.
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