Glucose is the body’s basic energy currency and is required by nearly every cell in the body to function healthily.
In fact, the brain, our most vital of organs, uses no other type of fuel and is the body’s heaviest glucose consumer, accounting for around 60% of our overall glucose metabolism at rest.
Glucose is delivered to your body’s cells by the blood that flows around them. Insulin, also carried in the blood, is the hormone responsible for persuading those cells to open their doors and let th...
Your blood pressure figures are an indication of how much pressure your blood is exerting against the walls of your arteries.
Blood pressure is usually represented by two figures and they indicate the highest and lowest pressure the blood exerts during the heart beat cycle.
The higher figure is known as the systolic pressure – this is the peak force the blood exerts against the artery walls when the heart contracts and pushes the next pulse of blood out through your circulation.
Cancer is a complex condition but at the same time it can be viewed simply as the uncontrolled multiplication of cells whose DNA has been damaged.
Our cells are genetically programmed to survive for a certain time and multiply at a certain rate. Sometimes however the DNA coding that controls these processes becomes damaged and the accelerated and chaotic growth that follows can eventually result in a primary tumour that invades the surrounding tissues and interferes with our body’s systems.