How Many Systems?
There are 15 organ systems and 78 organs in the human body. Most we know of and factor into our sense of health and well-being others we don't associate as being a system at all. For the case of using this blog to drive home the point of moving From Panic to Empowerment, the one system that stands out in this way of being discounted is the Sensory System. Sensory system governs our sense of sight, taste, smell, feeling, hearing and balance. Yes, this is a system...
When I work with clients, there is a series of very specific questions I ask to determine overall health. Often, the client will answer not realizing that their answers lead to an organ system that they discounted - the Sensory System. Why? Well, this system is how the body signals there is a problem. For instance, the eyes indicate a circulatory challenge that may not be signaling as a classic heart issue. The lack of taste and smell can mean a Zinc deficiency. A zinc deficiency can manifest as skin problems, white flecks on the nails, even dry cracked lips and frequent colds and flu. So when you ask yourself are you healthy, check out how your sensory system is doing.
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Health & Nutrition
Health or the lack there of, is governed by adequate nutrition stores, a strong immune system and an interconnected realization the the spirit, mind and body work as a system. Learn more about spirit mind and body connection here.
The slightest imbalance can cause systems to malfunction and create massive shifts in your health and well-being. Eating 5 - 8 servings of fruits and veggies is not the magic remedy for staying well. When you consider personal metabolic factors, exposure to toxins and the potential of bacteria, fungus, parasites and molds from allowing nutrition to absorb; it can be impossible to determine a balanced diet for YOU without doing some testing. That is the beauty of natural medicine. The "cure " of any dis-ease is based on the idea that each person must be treated as an individual. There are unique variables that make one person eating broccoli the secret weapon to slowing an overactive thyroid gland and the other suffering from osteoporosis due to slowed thyroid function that is contributing to excessive deposition of calcium in the bone.
Did You Know?
Ridges on your fingernails indicates low thyroid function a cause of dry skin, brittle weak hair, heavy cycles and weight gain.
Migraine headaches, grinding of the teeth and anal itching is an sign of a parasitic infection.
charlie horse and muscle twitching, craving salty foods indicates a magnesium deficiency.
Staying away from good quality salt on your food ( not processed salty foods) can kill you!
Neck pain can be an indication of a thyroid issue.
Low back back pain can indicate a large intestine issue.
Clues to look for
1.Cardiovascular System and 2. Circulatory System :(Heart, Blood Vessels (Arteries, Capillaries, Veins)
The cardiovascular & circulatory systems are easy to detect for malfunctions. Hypertension, varicose veins, and swelling are telltale signs of a problem. This system is highly affected by Calcium/magnesium imbalances and can manifest in all kind of arrhythmia, bradycardia, and tachycardia.
3. Digestive System (Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, Small intestine, Large intestine)
The digestive system is really a good indicator of your overall health. If your stool is not consistent and tube like a sausage, you gave gas bloating and indigestion there could be a problem. The problem could range from parasitic or fungal infection ( candida) to a build up of the toxic waste that can reach havoc on your weight loss efforts. Most people think gas is OK. But what that indicates is an enzyme problem. When enzymes can't break down food the nutrients we expect to get from the food is not available, and our gut turns into a cesspool of rotting, undigested food. From a sensory perspective, the digestive system can be affected by our feeling: upset, anxiety, panic, fear, etc. Sodium /potassium ratios imbalance would also cause this problem.
4. Endocrine System (Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroids, Adrenals, Pineal body, Ovaries and Testes.)
The endocrine system, I refer to as the "master system". This system of organs secrete hormones that keep the body in balance. When they are stressed out, burnt out and overused due to stress; chemical exposure and malnourishment, one can expect any dis-ease to pop up: infertility (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenals, ovaries, and testes); weight gain/loss (thyroid) to an inability to think
(pineal gland), chronic fatigue (adrenals). It's not always easy to figure out what is making these organs flip out. But at Your Healing Place, we have the technology and the remedies to put you back on track.
5. Excretory System (Small and Large Intestines, Rectum, and Anus)
This system is what eliminates waste from the body. When its not working properly you can expect fatigue, brain fog, headaches, dull skin, irritability and a toxic load that can cause cancer.
6. Immune System (Bone Marrow, Thymus, Gland, Spleen, Lymph Nodes)
Your immune system is the fighting feature of your body.Without it the tiniest microbe and eventually kill you. The immune system is intimately connected to zinc, which is mostly found in the skin. When since levels or low you can anticipate to also have a problem with copper. These imbalances can cause prostate inflammation, anemia, hair loss, frequent infections, a stroke and even fatigue that you may discount as just working too many hours. The immune system is compromised when all of the organ systems mentioned above or below this paragraph are not functioning well.
The Complete List
For the sake of not making this post too long, check out the complete list here. I challenge you to investigate their function and see if you can pinpoint what system is off for you. No, I am not advocating you to do any self-diagnosis, you could hurt yourself (emotionally). Finding something, that is really not there...
This exercise can get you into the habit of checking in with yourself so you can begin to learn how your body speaks to you. To be on the prevention side of health, I recommend seeing a Naturopath. At Your Healing Place, we are accepting new clients. You are welcome to join our family of clients who are doing well. Most clients come in state of panic, yet after their Comprehensive Consult with Detox initial visit, they leave Empowered with the knowledge and confidence that wellness is attainable and good health is possible! see if from a position of panic and we are successfully able to move them into empowerment.
Schedule your Follow-up Office Visit now. As your energy declines you will be creating challenges that could have been avoided. Remember the four (4) markers of health are: sleep, energy, bowels & mood. When any of them are "off" your body as asking for help. What kind of help can be determined by a simple non-invasive test!