Glands/Organs

What is the difference between a Gland and an Organ?

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GLAND: 1. A secretory organ or structure. 2. A cell or group of cells which have the ability to manufacture a secretion that is discharged and used in some other part of the body rather than for its own function. e.g. It selectively removes materials from the blood, concentrates or alters them and secretes them for further use in the body or for elimination from the body. A gland may be simple (consisting of one or a few secreting units) or compound (consisting of many secreting units). Simple glands may be straight, coiled, or branched. Glands consisting of one cell are called unicellular, those of more than one cell multicellular. Secretion is accomplished within cells and is passed through cell membranes into secretory ducts.

Glands of concern for the purpose of beginning the detoxification process include specifically:
1. Adris.jpgenal, a gland lying above each kidney. This gland produces and secretes neurotransmitters, which increases or decreases cardiac output, blood flow to tissues, neuro response, (muscular, skeletal and nerve cells). They increase glucose and fatty acid availability in the blood, all to increase systemic and cellular energy. As well it affects the hormones which affects the reproductive system in both males and females. It aids in tissue repair. It is anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic in nature. It is part of the Endocrine System.

2. Endocrine, a structure which secretes a hormone that is absorbed into the blood or lymph; a ductless gland. All of the Endocrine glands are vital to the health and well-being of the physical body. It is part of a system where every tissue in your body interacts with every other tissue.
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3. Lymph System: is composed of nodules of lymphatic tissue, found along the path of a lymphatic vessel. The Lymph system is your sewer system. Your Lymph nodes are your septic tanks. Keep them cleaned out. That is the why of raw fruits and vegetables – to keep your GI tract clean. The intestinal flora will restore itself.  Exercise-move, walk.

4. Thyrothyroid.jpgid, a ductless gland of internal secretion situated in the neck in front of the trachea. You need to clean, enhance, strengthen and regenerate the thyroid gland to avoid chronic fatigue, heart arrhythmias, osteoporosis, brittle fingernails, hair loss, arthritis, bursitis, migraine headaches, obesity, wrinkles etc. The thyroid gland affects normal growth and development. It affects calcium utilization for the bones.heartdiagram.jpg

ORGAN: A differentiated structure (as heart or kidney) consisting of cells and tissues and performing some specific function – a body part performing a function or cooperating in an activity. Most organs are in pairs. Any one organ may be extirpated (destroyed completely, wiped out, removed surgically) and the remaining one will perform all necessary functions peculiar to it. Even half the brain may be removed without being fatal. From one-third to two fifths of some organs may be removed without interference with their functions.

Organs of concern in the detoxification process include:

Kidney2.jpg1. Kidneys – two organs situated at the back of the abdominal cavity, with one on each side of the spinal column. Their function is to excrete urine  which contains the end product of metabolism and to help regulate the water, electrolytes, and acid base content of the blood. The Bladder is the vesicle which acts as a reservoir for the urine.

liver_illustration.jpg2. Liver – the largest organ in the body. It is situated on the right side beneath the diaphragm, is covered by a tough fibrous sheath – is the site of a great many metabolic functions. The liver receives blood from the portal vein and thus is the first organ to receive blood from the intestine where the blood has absorbed the final decomposed products of digestion. From this blood, the liver removes glucose from which it synthesizes glycogen which it stores.The liver excretes bile pigments – filters out and destroys bacteria present in the blood stream. It is also a storage place for vitamin B-12 and the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. It plays a role in the regulation of blood volume and is one of the main sources of body heat. (Hence, the temperature changes in the body, sweats, chills, and liver enlargement). Cholesterol, which is found in most body cells and is a major constituent of bile, is manufactured mainly in the liver. The Gallbladder is a pear-shaped sac on the under-surface of the right lobe of the liver holding bile from the liver until discharged through the cystic duct. Once the gallbladder is removed, other body parts to include the liver and bile duct generally compensate for its absence working hard to do what the gallbladder was designed to do.

is.jpg3. Stomach and Bowels. The stomach is a dilated saclike, distensible portion of the alimentary canal below the esophagus and below the diaphragm to the right of the spleen, partly under the liver. It is composed of a fundus or round part, a body or middle portion, and pyloric portion which is the small end. It has two openings: the upper cardiac orifice opens into the esophagus and the lower pyloric orifice opens into the duodenum. The stomach is composed  of four layers; the outer serous coat covers almost all of the organ. The muscular layer just beneath is formed of three layers of smooth muscle fibers; an outer longitudinal layer, a medial circular layer and an inner oblique layer. The submucous layer is a connecting medium between the muscular and mucous layer, the inner lining of the stomach. The stomach secretes gastric juice and converts proteins into peptones serving as an organ of digestion. It regulates the admission of food to the remainder of the gut, acting as a reservoir – its acid kills a large proportion of the microbes present in most food. It is important in the acid-base equilibrium of the body – particularly when electrolytes are removed from the body during vomiting. Many of the body issues begin in the stomach to include cancer, cardiac, and even tooth dentition problems.

Bowels – the15962731-digital-illustration-of-human-digestive-system-in-colour-background.jpg intestines which purpose is the evacuation of feces. The number of bowel movements varies in normal individuals. Today it is advocated that a person have from 1 to 3 bowel movements a day in order to maintain good intestinal health.

Some glands and some organs may be referred to interchangeably within certain body systems, such as the Endocrine System.

Right now we are concerned mainly with those glands, organs and systems suggested above.  As you read the information given – you should begin to understand how each of your body systems and parts interact with each other.  If something goes wrong in one system/part, it affects most,- if not all, of the others systems or parts.

The biggest issues encountered when the systems are affected or weakened include: brain and nerve function, heart, vascular system, skin, blood pressure, muscle weakness, gastrointestinal, inflammation, aging, osteoporosis, acidosis, hormonal imbalance, cholesterol plaque, sugar (diabetes) and etc.

It is important that you be in charge of your health’s destiny. Don’t let bad habit food choices create toxic conditions in your bodies that can result in illness or death.

(References for this article include: Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary; Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; and The Detox Miracle Sourcebook.)

I pray this article helps each of my readers to understand their bodies better, and how all the body’s parts work hand in hand. More body system info will come after you all have had a chance to digest this information, which may be new to some of you.

May God Bless!

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Understanding SUGAR

(Quotes are from: A Tragic Myth: The Truth about Sugars by Dr. Robert Morse)

The human body is a machine and needs fuel to run. The fuel consists of amino acids, fatty acids and SUGAR.  It is the sugar mixed with oxygen that the body needs to run the machine.

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What do you know about Sugar?

There are two types: #1 Monosaccharide: A simple sugar e.g. glucose, fructose, and galactose (also known as carbohydrates). Simple sugar cannot be broken down any further. #2 Poly or Disaccharide: Complex sugars or starch – consists of several glucose/fructose bonds – depends upon the type of starch or carbohydrate.

FACT: “The body’s digestive system separates the simple from the complex.”  To do so, “it must break down a complex amino acid (protein) into amino acids, fats to fatty acids, and starch or complex sugars to simple sugars before your body can use it properly. “Your body mixes glucose or fructose with oxygen to make cellular energy (known as ATP). Without ATP, cells weaken.  Therefore, “sugar (carbon) and oxygen are the number one need of your body.

Simply, when you consume complex sugars your body has to deal with it. Acidosis has settled in – the immune system is compromised – and the adrenal gland is weakened, all of which lead to blood sugar problems-such as Diabetes.

Factually, “the same is true with proteins and fats.” Toxemia is caused from excess proteins, fats and sugars.  If the lymphatic system is weak the parasites move in along with body odors, inflammation and atrophy of the body.”

When you feel low energy and fatigueitaly-1264104__180 – again, it means your adrenal glands are weak. “Mistakenly, we think that protein is our energy source.” Not so, “carbon and oxygen (carbohydrate) is our main source of chemical energy.

Your body does not use proteins for energy. “Nature uses the parasitic kingdom to clean and get rid of that which is not needed….to support life in a healthy way.” Healthy cells and a healthy lymph gland do not need parasitic interception.

NOTE: EXCESS STARCHES AND SUGARS feed yeast, fungus, molds, warts, etc., which also is an indication that the adrenal gland is not functioning as it should.

In Summary: The body needs Sugar, the Right Sugar, Simple Sugar (glucose and fructose) natural – not processed.

unnamedFruits are good providers of this simple sugar. Fruits are high in antioxidants and astringents. They are “superior for blood sugar conditions, pancreatitis, hepatitis, and all other gastric and intestinal conditions. Fruits are a superior brain and nerve food. Deep tissue detoxification can only take place with fruits and water fasting.”download-1salad

Vegetables also detox, but at a lower level.

NEVER FEAR THE EATING AND USE OF FRUITS!

 Welcome to the world of DETOXIFICATION!

Connecting the Body Parts

I don’t remember the words exactly, but there was a song that went somethings like this…..

“The Head Bone’s connected to the Neck Bone,thumb16
The Neck Bone’s connected to the Shoulder Bone,
The Shoulder Bone’s connected to the Backbone,
The Backbone’s connected to the Hip Bone,
The Hip Bone’s connected to the Leg Bone,
The Leg Bone’s connected to the Knee Bone,
The Knee Bone’s connected to the Ankle Bone,”

And somewhere in there should be an Arm Bone, Finger Bones, a Foot Bone, and Toe Bones. I’ll add, and what’s 200px-anatomical_male_figure_showing_heart_lungs_and_main_arteries44952957-human-organ-anatomy-set-illustrationall that stuff in between?
It’s as the pictures show…it’s the muscle, connective tissue, tendons. membrane, cartilage, blood vessels, veins, all the internal organs, and etc.

Did you know that “the Brain and Nervous system cells are the highest energy centers of your body”?

Did you know that “Vegetables are builders of muscle and skeletal tissue. And, “that seeds and nuts are structural foods that strengthen the body as a whole”?

Making bad food choices can upset the whole body system…changing the chemical balance, which in turn causes toxin build-up that can permeate the whole body.  This is not how God meant it to be.

Here I will reiterate that if you are following the Detox Diet Plan it is for a committed 2-3 weeks. After that, Herbal Formulas and Supplements need to be integrated into the Plan for which you need the advice of a Detox Specialist. I can advise you in that process and gear it to your specific needs. Go to my Contact page and leave your e-mail and/or any comments or questions. I will respond ASAP.

We are in this together – building healthier bodies.  Life is good!

THE BODY

The human body is unique.  All the parts of the human body have a purpose. They work together in perfect harmony, like a machine, providedsk-female-anterior_1 none of the body parts have been removed.  In that case, alterations are usually made. Depending on the circumstances and/or issues, for various reasons, the Body Chemistry of all humans starts out the same. However, in time, because of each person’s lifestyle and eating habits the Body Chemistry changes.

Eventually everyone ends up going to a Doctor.  In the old days the doctor advised folks about the foods they should eat, their activities, and how important a good night’s sleep was for the healing process of the body.  During the war years (1940’s) everyone here in the United States was asked by the beets-1584454__180government to have a Victory Garden.  Almost everyone on the block on which you lived grew their own food. We did. I remember standing on the plow while Daddy pushed it (we lived in the city), making the row’s to plant the seeds – good seeds – not genetically modified (GMO) seeds. We grew potatoes, beans, peas, corn, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, all the good health basics.  We also had just about every fruit bearing tretree-304259__180e: to include peach, apricot, apple, pear, Bing cherry, plum and as well, strawberries, raspberries, all kinds of melons, grapes, rhubarb and anything else that would grow during the Utah summers. Then my mother would preserve all she could so we would have good food to eat during the winter. We had, what was called a Fruit Room, in the basement of our house, to keep the preserved food from spoiling. It was like having a built-in refrigerator, as it stayed cool all year. As a child, eating healthy was the way of life. I never had a cavity in my teeth until I left home. Once away from home I became exposed to all the processed foods and created bad eating habits. When I was too busy to eat healthy I took shortcuts – which put me on the downside of the roller coaster.

Today, doctors give you a pill for all your ill’s. There seems to be a pill for everything. In the 1960’s, a friend (a vegan) who was the wife of a doctor, was the first to alert me to how important it is to read the inserts, that back then, came with all the prescription medications. She pointed out that the inserts had warnings, which the drug companies were mandated by the government, to release to the public. Today you see and hear about the warnings in TV ads and magazine ads for prescription and over the counter drugs. It is a General Warning that if you take this or that medication, beware, as it can also do this, or cause that.  The medication fixes one problem, while at the same time, creates one or multiple other problems. WHAT IS ONE TO DO? WHO SHOULD ONE LISTEN TO OR TRUST?

LISTEN to and TRUST YOUR OWN BODY!  Learn your body, how it reacts to this, to that. e.g. My body stores. The directions on an Aspirin bottle says take 1 tablet every 4 hours for pain.  If I did that I’d end up in the hospital. The effect of 1 aspirin in my body lasts for 3 days. How much do you know about how your body reacts to prescription or over the counter medications?

Read the warnings. Do you want to deal with heart problems, kidney, cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis and a myriad of other issues?  START TODAY – LEARN YOUR OWN BODY!

Life is good!  God Bless!

A Little More About…….

OBESITY.  In a prior blog it was mentioned that there are many causes for becoming Obese – such as overeating, anxiety, stress, anger, andthyroid_parathyroid_glands internal issues. I mention this last because it needs to be understood first. When I say internal issues I am referring to the glandular system which consists of the adrenal, endocrine, lymph, and especially the Thyroid Gland.  Obesity can be a big issue when the thyroid is compromised. The thyroid can be overactive (hyper) or underactive (hypo). Hypo is related to obesity in that the thyroid is not working normally and the adrenal cortex has become hypoactive.  That is the connection between the adrenal and thyroid gland activity, which causes weakness in both glands, which causes obesity. Another gland involved is the pituitary.

Food sousugar-1rces in the diet that contribute to obesity include: complex sugars cereals-1417868__180(processed), and starches (grains) which are acid forming and not easily digested. Grains are gluey. That is why they feed grain to cattle and other animals – to fatten them up for market.  Is that what is happening to you? The genetic connection is that every cell in the body is a genetic cell….some strong and some weak. The weak ones are the ones passed from generation to generation.

All of this can bbrain-544403__180e changed.  It begins in your mind emotionally and mentally. Our nation has become a nation of “comfort food” eaters. It doesn’t matter whether one is happy or sad. Mankind has become “sit in front of the TV” snackers; and if not in front of the TV they are at sporting events, picnicking, or boating.  They are participating in activities which make them too busy to eat properly.  Excuses include: “but I eat out a lot and I don’t want to be embarrassed in front of my friends and family.” “I hate fruits and vegetables.” “People will just have to accept me the way I am.” We are all going to die anyway so what does it matter what I eat?” “Fruits and vegetable don’t have any protein and I need meat for protein.” “What do I feed the kids?” “I just don’t have the time.” “My husband/wife does not want to eat the way I do so do I fix two meals, one for him/her and one for me?” The answer to that one is YES if that is what it takes for YOU to rebuild YOUR body.  A frugivore diet is good for the whole family, which includes the children.

The Detox Diet Plan, can be adjusted to suit individual needs as the detox progresses.  It depends on where your health issues were at when you start the Plan. If you have only minor issues the Plan can be adjusted just for those issues.  If you start the Plan for losing a small amount of weight, the Plan can be adjusted for that.  After you have reached your goal and just need to maintain, the Plan can be adjusted for those needs. But in order to do it right it would be wise to speak with a Counselor who will help you make those adjustments based on your needs.  Doing it by yourself doesn’t work. Nine times out of ten you will end up in the same condition you were in when you started the Plan. Send me an e-mail on the Contact Page.  I will be happy to assist you with a free consultation.

What you are reading in my Blog is now being touted on the TV, and in the Media.  A caller just the other day told me “I heard on the radio this morning, everything you have been saying.  Now, I understand what you have been trying to teach me.”

Last, but not least, are the highly promoted High Protein Diets, of which there are many. Keep in mind that High protein diets are acidic and toxic to your system…especially when it comes from an animal source. The downside is that it can harm the Liver, Pancreas, and Kidneys. Muscle tissue also begins to break down and you experience weakness’. Your body can deteriorate to the point of death.  As mentioned in a prior blog, acidity causes inflammation and mucus buildup in the body, which in turn weakens the immune system. When the immune system is compromised the body’s cells become weak. Death can be the end result.

REMEMBER we are frugivores. The sugars in fruit are simple sugars. Humans can survive on berries, melons, many varieties of fruits, and vegetables.  Keep it simple. A diet changed to fresh raw fruits and salads result in feelings of, as my mentor put it, “thin, light and clean.”

BE STRONG!  YOU SET THE EXAMPLE!

Have a great day and GOD BLESS!

Cause and Effect

If anyone has tried the Detox Diet Plan, let me know how you are doing. Just leave a comment. And, I thank those of you who are wanting to know more.

Many are trying the Plan to lose weight. Obesity has always been a problem here in the United States.  It used to affect only the adults but now it is leaking down to the preschoolers. You say this is old news.  I say old news with a different perspective. Obesity can be avoided, by changing old life habits and eating clean.  Repetition in my opinion, is good as it helps one to stay on track. Detoxing is the best way to start the fight against obesity. It is thought of by many practitioners as a disease (dis-ease), and should be treated as such.  You must address the cause not the effect.  It can be caused by internal problems, mental problems – such as stress, and rarely is genetic.  However, I heard on the radio just the other day that “Scientific evidence is now saying you can no longer blame FAT on your genes.”

It is important for you who are braving the Diet Plan that you understand the purging of toxins process.  I like to call it as my mentor calls it, “The Healing Crisis”.

The Diet is the mild form of the detox process. You will experience only the mild or minor effects of the “Healing Crisis”, which are listed below:

1.  Cold and Flu like symptoms – sinus drainage, coughing, etc.
2.  Sore Throat, congestion
3.  Low grade fevers 99-100
4.  Minor aches and pains
5.  Mucus in stools and urine
6.  Itching and rashes
7.  Mucus in eyes
8.  Mild Headaches
9.  Ups and downs in emotional feelings
10.  Minor short term nose bleed
11.  Minor blood in urine
12.  Weight loss (8-15 lbs. average: but can be as little as 2 lbs.)
13.  Loss of energy
14.  Numbness/tingling in hands and feet
15.  Etc.

All of the above are easily old symptoms of past diseases or weaknesses resurfacing. However, they are short lived and disappear quickly as the body starts the healing process. During the process, observe your body – keep a daily diary with the following information included on it:

Date
What did you eat today?
Breakfast
Midmorning Snack
Lunch
Midafternoon
Snack
Dinner

Make notes: How are you feeling?  Any stress? Did you experience any physical effects? What other cleansing procedures are you doing? Are you getting Exercise? What is your Water Intake?

Also, you need to understand that the Plan is only the beginning. You will hit a plateau whereby you will want to go back to your old ways of eating. That is when you need to contact me regarding the adding of herbal formulas and supplements to the Plan; and the restructuring of the Plan to fit You as You progress to becoming a healthier You.

RESULTS of following the Plan can include: Weight loss, normalized blood sugar, normalized blood pressure, less stress, fewer headaches, etc. 

Think of a POSITIVE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY! and……

kitten-rope-small-striped-scottish-tabby-breed-animal-hanging-isolated-white-background-35813269HANG IN THERE – THE RESULTS ARE WORTH IT!

SHOP TALK

checkmark-_skinny_24 JUST CHECKING UP!
How many of you are braving the new territory that has been presented on the pages in this blog? Have you put your “toe in the water” to start the Detox Diet Plan? If so, how do you feel? To put you all at ease, I am doing the plan right along with you….have been for years.  The light at the end of the tunnel is when your doctor says “I don’t know how you did it, but your blood work is great and you are in perfect health.  Make an appointment for a year from now.”

The biggest hurdle for most clients is getting past the:
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NO COFFEE OR TEA

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NO ALCOHOL

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NO MEAT  italy-1264104__180  This is huge.

It was also suggested – NO DAIRY or GRAINS.  Remember the song, “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things”? You will be encouraged to let go of a few of your favorite things. However, it will not be to your detriment, but for your good.

THE WHY?

In COFFEE AND TEA you are dealing with CAFFEINE. Caffeine is an addictive habit-forming drug which is actually a depressant. The high which is a false sense of energy is good for about 30 minutes – maybe more in some folks, but then the energy dissipates. In excessive amounts it causes jumpiness, heart palpitations, restricts liver function, reduces mental acuity, causes headaches, leaches vitamins from the system and etc. etc.

What the “coffee” guru’s  don’t tell you about caffeine is that there are two kinds. The first is the pure caffeine from the coffee bean that has not been processed.  The second is the caffeine residue left after the processing procedure.  The first (pure) can have beneficial effects, while the second (processed) has only detrimental effects. What is being sold in the super markets is not pure; it is processed. When QUITTING  the coffee habit, it is wise to do so slowly. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headaches, constipation, aches and pains and irritability.

ALCOHOL….in essence is a drug. It depresses the central nervous system, and harms the organs of the body, specifically the liver and intestines. It is an addictive drug. As a diuretic, it leaches water from the body. It deletes the vitamins from the system which can lead to a wide range of diseases. Body toxicity is the result and eventually death.

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NOTHING QUENCHES THIRST AS WELL AS WATER!   

SMOKING. In smoking, the big word is NICOTINE. Smoking causes cancer mortality, and death. Cancer involvement is usually in the lung, larynx (voice box), esophagus, bladder, stomach pancreas and etc. Smoking harms the majority of the organs in the body and contributes to a wide range of diseases to include: immune system disfunction, the common cold, peptic ulcers, tooth decay and gum disease (learned this as a child, my dad was a dentist), bone decay, thyroid, eye, and bronchial issues.

It is amazing that despite the detrimental effects of smoking that anyone would even try smoking for the first time.  Once tried, however, a resistance is built up in the body and it becomes an addiction.

Tobacco in the early days was used as a bruise-healing herb for humans and for sick cattle. It does have some medicinal properties for sick animals, but still must be used with caution.

MEAT: Iimages2n Detoxification class, the instructor indicated the eating of red meat is the equivalent of eating dead meat and of eating dried blood. That did it for me. Studies today are showing meat to be related to an increased risk for cancer, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and heart disease. Red meat, specifically is associated with liver and lung cancers. When you stop eating red meats you will improve your health. You will get adequate protein from healthier sources. You will experience less inflammation and improve your gut health. Of course, we can see that it takes years and years of eating red meats to see how devastating it can be to one’s health. Pork, in all forms, is also considered a red meat, as is Lamb.

NO DAIRY and NO GRAINS will be discussed in a future blog.

I hope you have been enlightened on the WHY of the NO-NO’s in the Detox Diet Plan. It won’t be long before you will crave FRUIT. Remember, humans are FRUGIVORES – not CARNIVORES.

Until tomorrow.  Stay safe. LIFE IS GOOD!