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Towards the end of 2019, the appearance of the highly contagious novel virus SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China, with the capability of very efficient person-to-person transmission, has resulted in the greatest world-wide public health pandemic of the twenty-first...
The functioning of the human body can be compared to a chemical factory, where many individual chemical processes are integrated into a single unit with a common purpose – to keep us alive. Just like any factory, the body needs raw materials to fuel these chemical...
The three macronutrients that we need in our diets are protein, carbohydrates, and fat. During digestion, enzymes in the gut break down the most plentiful fat in our diet, triglycerides, into fatty acids and a molecule called glycerol. Once absorbed these...
The first few weeks of breastfeeding are an amazing period of bonding time for mother and baby. Just as amazing is the essential composition of nutrients contained in breast milk – the most complete food imaginable, cleverly adapting to the needs of the growing...
Less intense than cocaine and heroin, but nonetheless addictive for some people, sugar activates the same region in the brain that makes you experience a high and feelings of pleasure. Like using hard drugs, bingeing on sugar blunts the “pleasure” response over...
Besides the unique human brain, the liver is the next most complex organ in the human body. The liver is a workhorse and is involved in a magnitude of functions, such as the processing of nutrients from all we ingest; converting them into fuel, storing...
The body’s natural response to a stressful situation is to increase the heart rate and blood pressure, by initially releasing adrenalin to prime the body for immediate action, followed by the release of the stress hormone cortisol. A highly stressful event...
Stress is not a disease, but prolonged exposure to intensive work-related pressure can reduce effectiveness at work, and affect people’s physical and psychological health. Research has shown that the work environment is a major - and in many cases the...
The body’s initial reaction to a crisis or threatening situation is to activate the “fight or flight” stress response, in which the sympathetic nervous system primes the body to take either confrontational or avoidance action. In facing an emergency, the body...
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