Do hormones have an inner room?

Before puberty begins, hormones play a major part in regulating growth.  The growth hormone, somatotropin, is used as the main substance by the innate intelligence of the body to control height.  It is one of several hormones secreted by the pituitary gland which dangles from the base of the brain, just above the roof of the mouth.

Somatotropin stimulates bone and muscle growth, maintains the normal rate of protein synthesis in all body cells, and speeds the release of fats as an energy source for growth.



Is there a bug going around (4)

As blood bathes the infected area, the throat becomes red and raw.  Meanwhile, some of the fluid in the extra blood in the infected area drains out of the capillaries and into the “Nasopharynx,” the area behind the mouth where the nose and throat join.

This fluid mixes with mucus to produce the runny nose and stuffed-up feelings usually associated with cold.  Fever increases metabolism and promotes healing by spurring the elimination of dead cells and the creation of new ones.  Fever also heat the body temperature beyond the range for viral reproduction.

All these incredible events are all under the direct control of the innate intelligence of the body using the nerve system to carry out its intent.

Amazing isn’t it?

Is there a bug going around?

In the 21st century, it is still a common belief that due to obscure events or bad luck “we catch a cold” or that “there is a bug going around.”

This social programming never stops to amaze me.  In 1976 it was the “swine flu”, 1981 the “asian flu” 1987 the “korean flu”, 1998 the “bird flu” all the way from Hong Kong, recently the “mexican flu” and who knows what the  year 2025 will bring along…

You don’t “catch” a cold nor is the “bug going around” in the sense that the normally virus-free body suddenly becomes overwhelmed by a virulent horde of invading microbes.

Cold viruses are a ubiquitous as the air we breathe.  They live in the healthy mouth, sinuses and throat tissues, which usually protect the body from viral attack.  The tissues are coved with microscopic hairs called cilia and a thin blanket of mucus.  The moist mucus traps the virus particle, like flypaper, and its mildly acidic chemical composition blocks their reproduction long enough for the cilia to sweep them into the stomach where powerful digestive acids kill them.

The micro-ecology of the healthy throat also involves subtle interactions between body temperature and blood flow that reinforce the area’s anti-viral mission.

Amazing isn’t it?

How can we protect ourselves against diseases?

Watching television, you would think we live at bay, in total jeopardy, surrounded on all sides by enemies, human-seeking germs, shielded against infection and death on by a chemical technology that enable us to keep killing them off.

We are instructed to spray disinfectants everywhere, into the air of our bedrooms and kitchens and with special energy into our bathrooms, since it is our very own germs that seem the worst kind.

We explode clouds of aerosol into our noses, mouths, underarms, privileged crannies… even into the intimate insides of our telephones.

Amazing isn’t it?