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WHAT ARE THE BEST KEPT SECRETS TO OPTIMUM HEALTH?
7 steps to turn on healing in your body.
Whole Health Solutions helps you target the seven essential functions.
Given the over-abundance of information on health available on modern media, you might think that matching your diagnosis to just the right medication, supplement, or surgical technique will lead you solving your medical problems and feeling vibrant well-being. Unfortunately, despite the trillions of dollars that are being poured into research, diagnostics and treatments, the most advanced healthcare knowledge shows that the seven essential functions described below control virtually every aspect of health, including mental, physical, and that all-elusive wellness.
WHAT YOU TAKE IN (ASSIMILATION): click to learn more. Oxygen, water, nutrients. Not only the quality of what you breath and eat, but how well you are able to absorb it. This describes how we take in everything we need for life, process it and dispose of the waste. It encompasses how we breathe, digest, absorb nutrients, and interact with our gastrointestinal flora collectively called the microbiome. Systems affected: Respiratory and Gastrointestinal.
In charge of determining what is you or not-you, the immune system is intimately involved in every other system. Through its chief tool, inflammation, it can help you overcome infections and repair physical traumas. But inflammation is a two-edged sword. Helpful in the short run for acute problems, over the long-term, it becomes a time bomb leading to heart disease, cancer, dementia, and many other diseases of aging. System affected: Immune.
Click to learn more. Energy regulation means much more than just your “get-up-and-go.” All bodily processes need energy to happen, including making hormones, neurotransmitters and enzymes, as well as getting rid of wastes, and defending against external threats. Energy production depends on thousands of tiny structures within cells called mitochondria. These are the miniature powerplants that turn your food and oxygen into energy.
More popularly referenced by the ideas of toxins and detoxification, the biotransformation of your own wastes as well as external poisons is essential for all organs and cells. Think of the idea of a car’s exhaust system. If you put a rag in the tailpipe so that waste gases cannot escape, the engine will not run very long. It is the same with our bodies. Detoxification is vital to every cell, and certain organs are most important to these processes, including Liver, Intestines, Kidney, Skin
You may not have thought of your arteries, veins and lymph vessels as transportation, but that is their main function. Like the highways of the body, they shuttle vital components, carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide, nutrients and wastes. Just as a traffic jam can halt your plans, transport problems can literally stop you dead in your tracks. Systems affected: cardiovascular and lymphatic.
All the different types of cells must be able to exchange information to work as a coordinated whole. This is done through hormones, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, as well as a vast army of immune messengers. Although we have thought of these as belonging to separate organs in the past, the new science of psycho-neuroimmunology shows that receptors for these various molecules are spread throughout the body, creating much cross-talk. Systems involved: Endocrine, Brain/Nerve
In the past, when we thought about structure, we concentrated on the musculoskeletal support of our frame. Now we also include cellular and subcellular membranes which are the actual “brains” of the cells. Before any gene can be turned on or off, chemical messengers must find a membrane receptor, activate it and gain access to the cell’s interior. We may lack receptors, or they may be blocked, or they may be “leaky”, but ultimately, these play an important role in epigenetics.