Category: blood pressure
March is National Kidney Month - with National Kidney Day happening on March 10 - a time dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of this organ and the vital functions it performs. This includes removing any waste, drugs, or excess fluid from the body (about two litres a day!), regulating blood pressure, controlling the production of red blood cells, promoting healthy bones and, last but cerrainly not least, regulating the body's salt, potassium and acid content.
Many of the factors that contribute to heart disease are based on lifestyle and that means you can make simple changes to greatly reduce your risk.
Happy Thanksgiving! Lower your blood pressure with these low-sodium Thanksgiving recipes: pumpkin soup, homemade chicken stock and winter squash. Read more...