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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Why efferent and afferent are so important/ (3)

Let me put it this way.

 

Without efferent transmission, you would not have been able to lift your leg in the first place.

 

Without afferent transmission, your brain would not have received messages that the water was too hot, therefore would not have sent the messages to remove your leg from the hot water.

 

The result would have been burnt skin.  Ouch!

 

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

 

20/20   VISION — SEEING YOUR POSSIBILITIES!

Why afferent & efferent are so important?

Imagine that you have just finished running a tub of hot water for a relaxing bath.  Now you are ready to hop in.  You know that you want to lift your leg into the tub, and your brain creates a mental image and transforms it into energy, sending a message to the tissue cells in order to lift your leg, giving life and mobility so that you are able to raise and lower you leg.

The result is a coordinated movement!

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

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Do YOU know your body has a thermostat? (2)

Continually balancing one another in a state known as homeostasis, an inborn balance in humans controlled by an innate intelligence, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves monitor our blood supply, regulate our pressure, and mediate our temperature. Together, their coordinated actions from the innate intelligence adjust heart rate and blood flow when we stand suddenly, bend over, or even perform acrobatics upside down.

If we were to climb from sea level to the thin atmosphere of the Himalayas, the innate intelligence would stimulate the sympathetic nerves which in turn would quicken heart pace to send the oxygen we need to our cells.  Breathless and dizzy first, we would adjust quickly; our bone marrow would step up red cell production, churning out 50% more of the oxygen-carrying cells than at sea level.

Conversely, if we dive underwater, the innate intelligence uses the parasympathetic system to slow the heart, conserving our limited oxygen supply.  The sympathetic system constricts blood vessels.  This shuts off blood to almost all tissues and changes the cardiovascular system into a shortened circuit that cycles mainly form heart to brain.  Arterioles sensors register the rising level of carbon dioxide waste in the blood and flash the brain a signal to surface from the water.

Amazing isn’t it?

Really, how much are you worth?

Some time back, an article was published which calculated the value of ALL the chemicals in the human body.  At the going price, the final figure was somewhere around $0.98!!!  What they were saying is that the human body is really a combination of water (hydrogen and oxygen), carbon and such minerals as iron, potassium, sodium and numerous other elements.

If the body were broken down into its simplest components, the market value would be less than a dollar.  In one sense that tends to be quite humbling.  However, as you think more about it, there are some pretty fantastic thought to be gained.

It goes without saying that we place more value than a dollar on human life.  Tell the parents that they are looking into the face of a newborn that their little baby, because of its size is not even worth $0.98.  The being part of a human being makes the value so high that it cannot be measured in dollars and cents.

Amazing isn’t it?

Chiropractic analogy

Let us compare your body to a beautiful garden….

Your brain is the well producing life sustaining water…  your brain stem, the faucet… your spinal chord is the main pipeline carrying the water to the garden… your nerve are the main water hoses going to various organs of your body…  the sprinklers and the millions nerve fibers watering every single cell of your body.  The INNATE INTELLIGENCE of your body is the gardener.

As long as the quantity and quality of water determined by the gardener can flow freely through the main pipeline toward the various and numerous hoses and sprinklers, the garden can be watered and Life can be expressed to its fullest and so provide a more complete human experience, 15% of which happens to be health.

Amazing isn’t it?