What Does the Pancreas Do?

The pancreas is a gland organ located in the upper abdominal cavity behind the stomach. It’s roughly half a foot long and shaped like a fish. It’s nestled between the spleen, liver and small intestine. The majority of the pancreas (90%) is made up of exocrine cells. These exocrine cells produce enzymes which aid in… Read More »

Cholesterol Explained

Your liver naturally produces cholesterol for your body. Cholesterol helps your organs to work by aiding in the creation of hormones, vitamin D, and substances that contribute to food digestion. After your body produces cholesterol, it circulates it throughout your bloodstream. If you eat a healthy diet, low in saturated and trans fats, the human… Read More »

Vaginal Health

Vaginas have a natural acidity in order to kill off bad bacteria which like to take up residence there. This acidic environment also allows good bacteria to grow, which helps to keep the vagina clean. A healthy vagina has a pH level of between 3.5 and 4.5. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14,… Read More »

Treating Baby Eczema

Babies have very soft skin due to them not having been exposed to the elements, such as UV rays from the sun and pollutants in the air. Picture one day, to your horror, that your baby’s beautifully soft skin is gone and it has been replaced with rough, red, scaly patches of skin. As with… Read More »

What is Dyshidrotic Eczema?

Dyshidrotic Eczema is an uncommon skin condition where fluid-filled blisters can grow on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. These blisters are typically very itchy and filled with pus which oozes out. When the blisters pop, the skin can become very dry and start to crack and peel off. This… Read More »

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a chronic medical condition where a person affected by it will have inflamed patches of red skin on various parts of their body. These inflamed patches are rough to the touch and can blister. The blisters can result in bleeding and itching. Eczema typically affects the epidermis, or the outer layer of the… Read More »