Who would have thought that the human body has it’s own drug store. Unlike the drugs you get from a pharmacy, your body’s drugstore is constantly making adjustments that hopefully precludes you having to visit a real pharmacy.
Lets expand on that pharmacy scenario to draw some parallels between the body’s pharmacy and an actual one. Typically, the pharmacist mixes different compounds to arrive at the specific amount and strength to fill your prescription.
When you get the prescription, you also get instructions of the dosage as well as the frequency of use and for how long. That information is printed on the container so you know how to administer the drug.
Your body, on the other hand has internal mechanisms to deliver to specific organs what it has determined it need to normalize your bodily functions. The system that is primarily responsible for monitoring and making adjustments within is your hormonal system.
That mechanism provided for your body is the endocrine system. This system intimately knows and monitors your body’s status through it’s network of glands and other organs, and either increases hormones or decreases them depending on it’s findings.
These are the major organs of the endocrine system:
- Pituitary Gland
- Adrenal Glands
- Pineal Gland
- Ovaries (Women)
- Testes (Men)
The endocrine system communicates throughout the body via messaging to and from organs and glands as to what hormones need to be distributed and how much. All of this activity goes on 24/7 without and conscious actions on your part, except the one thing I will discuss later.
Sometimes messages get scrambled or confused by outside influences such as pathogens, chemicals and other foreign microbes that interfere with normal body processes. Also parasites, stress, and over consumption of substances that your system is overloaded with.
So what would cause a system overload? Simply your excretory system (your liver, lymph system, intestinal tract) for example could back up due to clogs. Those very clogs may be the result of the endocrine system not having enough raw material to produce the hormones needed to balance the situation.
The next logical question is why is there not sufficient raw material for the endocrine system to do it’s job? The answer, Nutrition Deficiency! A body not consuming the sufficient amount on vitamins and minerals and not eating in a way that guarantees that your system has all the nutrients needed are present and available to the endocrine system, will most certainly take it’s toll on your health.
Because of the proliferation and convenience of processed food there is very little if any real nutrition to be had. The soil the plants are grown in is nutrient deficient and the processing for shelf life leaves virtually no nutrition.
In case you missed the drugs created by the body are hormones. When they are deficient, you are deficient and bad things happen. One example I like to use is the thyroid. Hypothyroidism specifically. Most people have heard that a lack of enough iodine could cause hypothyroidism. What most don’t know is on the periodic table of elements, the most similar element (Closest in structure) is Bromine. Also in the same group is Fluorine and Chlorine.
It does not take very much imagination to see that mixed or confused messages could allow the thyroid to accept and use one of these structurally similar elements when sufficient iodine is not available.
Since modern medicine does not concern itself with these kinds of situations, it’s up to you to know and act accordingly. We know for instance, that chlorine and fluorine is routinely added to our water supply.
Adequate nutrition is crucial to a healthy body and we have countless examples of all manor of illness that could be avoided entirely by giving your body system what it requires to keep you healthy. Actually your body is smarter that you and your doctor, so perhaps you should listen to it.
Quite Frankly, the medical system is not setup to diagnose or resolve issues that goes beyond their training or therapies described in the “Physician’s Desk Reference“. For whatever reason the subject of nutrition is not even taken seriously or delved into.
When it comes to proper nutrition, there are 90 essential nutrients required to assure a healthy body with the capability to address issues so that the body itself will have the capability to heal itself.