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Love Your Kidneys

What are the kidneys? The kidneys are part of the urinary system whose job it is to filter blood and produce urine.  This allows the body to get rid of unwanted substances which could otherwise be harmful.  The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, positioned in the lower back.  They are mostly protected by the ribs and surrounded by a thick…

Love Your Stomach

What is the stomach? A bag-like organ which allows food to pass through it.  It can be found on the left hand side of the abdomen below the diaphragm. What does it do? The stomach churns and breaks down food.  It does this by releasing gastric juices hydrochloric acid and the enzyme pepsin. hydrochloric acid kills harmful bacteria and helps…

Love Your Pancreas

October is a great month – Autumn is well and truly here with all its colours, crunchiness and the knowledge of a cosy winter time ahead.  It’s still (usually) mild enough to walk without the need to don the heavy winter gear of November and beyond. I also thought that it’s a great month to dedicate as ‘Love Your Organs’…

Love Your Organs Month: Love Your Liver

I’ve decided to dedicate October posts to our wonderful organs.  This time, it’s all about the liver… What is the liver? A large organ located in the upper right hand corner of the abdomen, it extends across to the left hand side.  The liver sits below the diaphragm and is mostly protected by the ribs.  It has the incredible ability…