Citizens of the body?

We live in a world dense with microbes:  bacteria, virus and fungi abound in the air, water, and soil, and on the living things around us.  Most of these organisms have little interest in the human species.  Yet a specialized few find the human body an inviting habitat:  warm, protected, and well stocked with nutrients.

Some settle in the nose and ears, some on the skin and in the intestinal tract.

AMAZING INS’NT IT?

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What are some of the residents of the body?

We live in a world dense with microbes.   Bacteria, virus and fungi abound in the air, water and soil, and on the living things around us.  Most of these organisms have little interest in the human species… just a few specialized ones find the human body an inviting habitat…  warm, protected, and well stocked with nutrients.

Some settle in the nose and ears, some on the skin and the intestinal track.

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

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IS IT HEAT OR COLD?

As we saw 6 blogs on the subject of the skin, we must remember that the senses of touch, pressure, heat, cold and pain are called cutaneous senses, from cutis, the Latin word for “skin”.  The tongue has a high density of these receptors and a high degree of sensitivity.  The center of the back is more sparsely endowed with receptors, and shows a corresponding lower response.

A blind person reads Braille with the fingertips, not the knuckles or the pisiform bone of the hand.  Same with a chiropractor using her fingertips to “read” muscle tone of the spine.  There are some 640,000 cutaneous senses receptors distributed over the body’s surface.

Amazing isn’t it?

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What’s up with your skin? (3)

Coming back from seeing my mother in Canada, I saw first hand how my skin reacted going from warm to cold and from cold to warm….  Even with this past “out of line” noreaster, all the functions of the skin are directly controlled by the innate intelligence of the body which uses the brain and the nerve system to coordinate them.

Since the skin has such an important role, it is imperative that the nerve system be free for vertebral subluxations at all times, because they interfere with the flow of mental impulses, thus allowing the skin and other parts of the body to mal-function.  Then the skin develops symptoms (like rashes, redness and dryness) and diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, acne and skin cancer.

By correcting vertebral subluxations, the objective straight chiropractor allows a full expression of the innate potential of the body.  This, insures a good nerve supply to the skin and all other parts of the body.

By the way, the more south I was flying back yesterday, the most snow was being noticed.  I smiled and said to myself:  “Want nice weather?  Go to Canada!  It did NOT snow there…”   🙂

Amazing isn’t it?

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What’s up with your skin? (2)

There are two basic parts to your skin.  The surface called the epidermis which is the part that gets rubbed off when you skin a knuckle or a knee.  The next layer below called the dermis is where most of the blood vessels reside.  In order to bleed, a cut must be deep enough to reach the dermis.

Also, there are two kinds of glands in your skin.  Sweat glands, (about 2,000,000) though which you perspire in order to get rid of  liquid waste matter and to cool you off as the sweat evaporates on the skin.  Oil glands waterproof your skin, preventing it from becoming too dry.  They also keep your hair smooth and glossy.

Amazing isn’t it?

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What’s up with your skin?

The skin is the body’s largest and one of its most complex organs.  Spread flat, it would cover approximately 18 square feet, every square inch of which includes about three feet of blood vessels, twelve feet of nerves, one hundred sweat glands and more that three millions cells.

Without this natural spacesuit we would be prey to all sorts of deadly bacteria and, in any case, would quickly perish from loss of body heat.  That’s one of the reason you need regular chiropractic care.  Your skin requires a good nerve supply to be effective!

Amazing isn’t it?

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Are they body guards? (2)

The innate intelligence of the body uses a set of first-line defenses that keeps most foreign material outside the body, away from its inner tissues.  These defenses include the body’s tough outer covering of skin and membranes…. it’s protective reflexes, such as coughing and sneezing... and a variety of fluids that wash over its surface.

As long as the skin remains uninjured, it holds the body’s insides in and keeps the rest of the world safely out.  This remarkable organ also has the ability to regenerate.  Despite daily scratching, ripping, tanning, burning and exposure to irritation soaps and drying heat, skin retains its integrity.  The innate intelligence of the body, through many organs and glands, constantly re-lubricates and replenishes its outer surface, the epidermis, and heals ruptures in its deeper layer, the dermis.

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

Are they body guards?

The innate intelligence of the body makes sure that its organism is very well protected.  Everything we encounter bears a rich load of foreign material.  The air we breathe carries dirt, exhaust fumes, and bits of debris, including pollen grains from hundreds of different plants.

Dust that settles on the furniture and floors of our homes, often holds human or pet dander (tiny scales that flake from hair, skin or feathers) as well as microscopic cousins of the spider called mites.  Even the food we eat harbors bacteria, mold and fungal spores.

Fortunately, the immune system does not have to confront the bulk of these substances all at once.

Amazing isn’t it?