Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

**Book Review: Body Battles

Body Battles by Rita Golden Gelman illustrated by Elroy Freem, Scholastic Press, New York, 1992.  This is a children's book, but gives a very good description of things that protect our bodies starting with skin.  Other body defenders are cilia and mucus, earwax.  These substances help keep stuff out and from getting in either through our noses or ears.  Stomach acid helps kill stuff that gets in through our mouths.  Of course our immune system also helps when stuff gets through our defenses.  The use of poisons or drugs makes it so these systems don't work properly.  Therefore we have our brains to assist us in making good choices about what we take into our bodies.

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