May Detox Series- Respiratory System

May Detox Series- Respiratory System

The respiratory system refers to the lungs, airways and respiratory muscles that allow the exchange of gases.  These gases, oxygen and carbon dioxide, are passively exchanged in the alveolar region of the lungs.  Most of the respiratory system is lined with mucous membranes that protect the system.  Cells lining the lungs also secrete immune factors and other antimicrobials that help to protect the lungs from infection and damage.

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May Detox Series- Circulatory System

May Detox Series- Circulatory System

The Circulatory System In the average human body, over 7,500 liters of blood travel through roughly 95,000 kilometers of blood vessels.  The human heart beats about 100,000 times each day, that's about 36 million beats each year!  The blood circulating through the body delivers nutrients and removes wastes from cells, travelling through blood vessels that range from the size of a garden hose to the thickness of a hair.  In fact, when blood travels through our smallest capillaries, the red blood cells can only fit single file!

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