Everything in the body is connected, working together in a synergistic harmony. The consequence of that synergistic harmony is the state of your health and condition of your physical form. Biologists call this harmony homeostasis.
But what happens when this synchronization is disturbed? And how does it happen? There are many things that can lead to a disruption: what you eat, the amount of stress in your life, the medication you take, and habits like smoking. Actually, just living itself can affect you and your optimum homeostatic state.
One area of our body that plays a very big part in our body’s balance is the endocrine system. A structure of glands that runs through the entire body, it secretes hormones and sends them into the bloodstream in order to help regulate the body. Like an information highway it transmits signals throughout the entire nervous system.
Once the signals are sent out to the nervous system, the nervous system then sends more signals to the organ system and so on until the entire body has received the details it needs to function; from head to toe.
The bodies’ synergistic nature works both ways.
But when the delicate balance in the body is disturbed by bad or unhealthy input in the form of toxic air, chemicals in the environment, or food sources that have been altered from their natural state, the body sort of revolts. Not always in one instantaneous uprising, but by a slow erosion of its innate powers to operate in unison.
The body’s synergistic nature works both ways, when everything is running well all is well and the chain reaction of wellness prevails. When things are not going well that chain reaction also prevails. One thing that can send the body into an upheaval is the ingestion of unhealthy foods for a long period of time. Cheap and genetically altered food introduced into the intestines creates long term problems like Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). If the function of the intestine is in a diseased state, then the quality of the output of nutrients necessary for the rest of the body will also be inferior.
What is your “infoodmation” telling your body?
The human body is actually the perfect machine…when it is properly fueled and in balance. That’s when harmony prevails. It is only common sense that intestinal imbalance would also mean endocrine imbalance. An imbalance in the endocrine system would look like diabetes, thyroid diseases and obesity, but everything in your body is affected by irregular hormone release. This imbalance can cause health issues that include everything from a common cold to HIV.
If we are what we eat we should think about the food we stuff into our mouths and the water we drink. It becomes a part of us and it creates the state of our form and the ability of that form to function.
The food we eat is the “infoodmation” that balances us and keeps our harmonious homeostasis in check. In the end, if you don’t take care of your body and keep the plumbing a-humming, then where exactly do you think you’re going to live?
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