Those long winter months are over and it’s finally spring. Ah, the splendor. The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and you’re on your hands and knees, vacuuming under the couch.
Okay, spring cleaning may not be the idyllic aspect of the season, but it makes you feel better in the long run, right? So this year, why not dial it up a notch? While cleaning out your closets and cabinets, try cleaning out something even more important—your body. Read more
Sugar, sweet sugar—a delightful minute on the tongue in exchange for what feels like a lifetime on the hips. But weight gain isn’t the only consequence of eating too much sugar. Ready for the not-so-sweet truth? Read more
When was the last time you checked in with your liver? In truth, most of us don’t give our livers much thought, except maybe the morning after a night spent drinking too many dirty martinis. And that’s too bad because the liver is an organ that is critical to your health.
Next to your skin, your liver is the second largest organ in the body. You can find this lovely maroon colored organ under your upper right ribcage. Every single nutrient that enters the body must pass through your liver in order to be transformed into something useful. Your liver plays a key role in blood production, producing proteins, iron and vitamin B-12. It turns carbohydrates, proteins, and fat into glucose that can be used throughout the entire body. Its most famous job is ridding the body of harmful and useless toxins also known as detoxification. Read more