Health

Blood Facts

Blood Facts

Blood Overview     Approximately 8% of an adult’s body weight is made up of blood.  Females have around 4-5 litres, while males have around 5-6 litres. It has a pH of 7.35-7.45, making it slightly basic (less than 7 is considered acidic).  Whole blood is about 4.5-5.5 times as viscous as water, indicating that […]

Liver & Gallbladder Facts

Liver & Gallbladder Facts

Liver’s Facts     Our liver is the primary organ of detoxification which filters drugs, nutrients and toxins from the body, produces bile to help digest fats, and removes toxic bilirubin from the blood.  An unhealthy diet and poor lifestyle can overwork and overload the liver, leaving it unable to process toxins and fat efficiently […]

Pancreas Facts

Pancreas Facts

Pancreas Overview     Pancreas is a gland or pear-shaped sac that is located in the abdomen and is about six inches long. Around are the stomach, small intestine, spleen, liver, and gallbladder. The wider end of the pancreas is called the head, the middle body is called neck and the thinner end is the […]

Kidneys Facts

Kidneys Facts

Kidneys Overview     Kidneys clean and balance our entire body’s blood supply. Approximately 200 quarts (189.27 litres) of blood are processed through our Kidneys every 24 hours.  The Kidney’s primary function is cleaning the blood by removing waste products and excess fluid from our body through urine production.  Other functions by our Kidneys include […]

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