Nutrition Month 2015 is dedicated to eating well at work. The slogan for the campaign is Eating 9 to 5! A lot of people struggle with making healthy food choices outside of the home. That’s why Nutrition Month 2015 is dedicated to helping Canadians learn how to eat well all day long – whether at work, at school or at play. » Read more..
March is ‘Liver Health Month’ and each year the Foundation uses this opportunity to raise awareness.
Often what people ‘think’ they know about liver disease can be as difficult to combat as what people don’t know. There are a lot of preconceived notions and misconceptions about liver disease that can make it difficult for patients to talk to their families, friends, colleagues and others. Many people, for instance, believe that only those who drink or take drugs are at risk of contracting liver disease. The truth is, alcohol is only one cause of the over 100 forms of liver disease.
During March, the CLF is urging Canadians to recognize that liver disease has many faces — and they could be their own or someone they love. Our ‘Face It’ campaign offers some important facts about liver disease.
Kidney Awareness Month
March is National Kidney Month and the NKF is urging everyone to give their kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup.
Kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day, help regulate blood pressure and direct red blood cell production.
Your kidneys are important because they do three essential things:
Kidneys regulate water
For your body to work properly, it must contain just the right amount of water. One of the important jobs of the kidneys is to remove excess water from the body or to retain water when the body needs more.
Kidneys remove wastes
Many of the substances in the blood and body fluid must be kept at the correct level for the body to function properly. When the kidneys are working properly, excess minerals, such as sodium and potassium, are excreted from the body in the urine. The kidneys also help to regulate the levels of other minerals, such as calcium and phosphate, which are important for the formation of bone.
Kidneys produce hormones Normal kidneys also make important chemical messengers called hormones. These hormones circulate in the bloodstream and regulate some body functions such as blood pressure, the making of red blood cells, and the uptake of calcium from the intestine.
Every seven minutes in Canada, a life is taken by heart disease or stroke.
This February, more than 70,000 volunteers will canvass door-to-door across the country to help change this statistic. Join us by volunteering in your neighborhood this February. Here’s how: » Read more..
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