In this health tip we will be discussing how well functioning adrenals can have you feeling more like Snow White instead of one of her dwarfs!
First, let’s learn a little anatomy. The adrenals are small glands that are a very important part of our endocrine system. The endocrine is a system made up of many glands including the, hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pineal, and the reproductive glands, which include the ovaries and testes. The pancreas is also a part of this system, but we will discuss that in a future health tip when we cover digestion.
Most of us are familiar with colic, a digestive problem associated with babies. Babies cry because they are experiencing gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. Adults also experience these symptoms but instead of crying and asking to be burped, we usually buy an over-the-counter remedy to relieve the symptoms.
To continue with our discussion on digestion I would like to focus on an ancient, time-honored test called Urinalysis. Records from ancient China and India mention observations of urine from 1,000-2,000 BC. In 500 BC, Hippocrates recorded his observations of the changes in urine in health and sickness.
This month’s health tip is all about thyroid function. The thyroid gland is part of our endocrine system. The thyroid is responsible for controlling our metabolism, meaning it helps to break down our food and convert it into energy. It also maintains our body temperature and controls hormones.
With summer just around the corner I thought it would be helpful to explain some misconceptions about sun exposure, and share some of the many health benefits of the sun. So, skip the sunscreen and read on!
Castor oil, derived from the castor bean (Ricinus communis) has a long history of medicinal uses dating back to ancient Egyptian days. The oil can be used internally as a laxative, but I want to focus primarily on external uses as internal usage can cause potential toxicity if not careful.
Sound impossible? Well, it isn’t! This month we will focus our attention on steps that we can take to not only enjoy the holidays and all the festivities but to come through them feeling healthy and not “heavy”!
Water! It’s plain, it’s simple, and it’s free! You may already be aware of some of its health benefits. I trust by the time you finish reading this article you will be surprised how essential water is for nearly every function of your body.