Do you know your body chemistry? (2)

About 70% of the body’s weight is water and over half of it is contained inside the cells themselves.  Most of the remainder is a bath witch surrounds the cells.  A fraction of it forms the liquid part of the blood.

As the blood courses through the tiny capillaries that pass close to every cell, some of the liquid diffuses out, carrying nutrients into the cellular bath to provide the materials cells need for life.  At the same time a bit of the bath containing waste products of the cells is drawn out into the bloodstream and goes to the kidneys, where it is purified.

 

 

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

 

 

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What are some of the residents of the body? (2)

Usually we live in harmony with our microscopic residents.  Most stay on the body’s surfaces.  Under certain conditions, when we are malnourished, exhausted, injured, or under stress causing subluxations, resident organisms and other microbes may invade and multiply in our tissues, or set forth in the bloodstream, traveling to all parts of the body.

If unchallenged, they can cause serious, even fatal afflictions.  Yet, considering the number of interlopers, and thanks to the innate intelligence of the body, this situation rarely occurs.

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

20/20  VISION   —   SEEING YOUR POSSIBILITIES!!!

Do you know your body chemistry? (2)

About 70% of the body’s weight is water and over half of it is contained inside the cells themselves.  Most of the remainder is a bath which surrounds the cells.  A fraction of it forms the liquid part of the blood.

As the blood courses through the tiny capillaries that pass close to every cell, some of the liquid diffuses out, carrying nutrients into the cellular bath to provide the materials cells need for life.

At the same time a bit of the bath containing waste products of the cells is drawn out into the bloodstream and goes to the kidneys, where it is purified.

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

20/20  VISION  —  SEEING YOUR POSSIBILITIES!

Do hormones have an inner room? (3)

The pituitary and hypothalamus are connected by a special set of blood vessels and carries messages from one to the other with intricate nerves.

The innate intelligence of the body uses the hypothalamus to release chemicals which tumble half an inch to the pituitary and tell it to secrete hormones.  When hormones from other glands reach high levels in the bloodstream, they send a message to the hypothalamus to stop releasing chemicals.  This in turn slows the release of hormones from the pituitary.

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

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Domino effect of hormones?

The innate intelligence of the body coordinates the endocrine functions and allows secretion of hormones to control how fast we grow.  Scattered through the body like tiny islands, the endocrine glands affect every aspect of our growth, physical and mental development, reproduction and cell repair.

Endocrine glands act on organs or certain types of tissues located in other parts of the body releasing hormones or chemical regulators, into the bloodstream.

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

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River of life (2)

The body’s river retains an age-old tie to Earth‘s waters.  Like it’s prototype the ocean, blood is a crowded sea, teeming with a diverse society of cells that carry out specific tasks and coexist in strict proportions.  So critical is this balance that a decline in the population of any one element can endanger life.

The red blood cells constitute about 45% of blood’s volume.  EVERY red blood cell contains about 270,000,000 complex proteins to carry oxygen to our body parts.  In turn, so many red cells crowd the bloodstream of a single human that stacked, these cells could reach 31,000 miles in the sky.

Amazing isn’t it?