Organs: the keepers of our vitality. They are constantly working to preserve the functionality of every biological system, all their key players simultaneously. It is a direct reflection of how well our mind and body are exchanging.
Our lungs protect our heart and our rib cage protects the majority of our organs. The process we call metabolism is how we break down and absorb nutrients from the food we eat. It is an awesome capability to funnel all food into three basic channels (carbs, fat, and protein) and create what we need from these materials. (Of course there are other categories of micronutrients, fiber, and vitamins, but for the purpose of this article we’ll maintain this oversimplification. Please see nutrition for more info.)
Most of us are extremely lucky and are not even aware of how grateful we should be that nutrition and hydration occur just by eating and drinking. Our organs are all key players in the orchestra that is total wellness. Without something as small as a gland we would not be able to produce hormones, and without hormones we would not be able to properly digest our food or begin something as paramount as our reproductive process. We need our kidneys to filter our blood, the only way that we can even begin to create the energy required to move. We need our liver like our fall out shelter or back up generator. It is not only a filter for all the waste we ingest, but it is also the place where we store our energy. Knowing what organs create and eliminate, and how they facilitate our abilities is the first step. These are all separate parts that work collectively and with barely any input from you, which is why it is so important to consume good wholesome nutritious food, most importantly to feed your brain. [See Carbs in Nutrition.]
Goals of the Organ Body Connection:
Take on a holistic approach to nutrition and lifestyle.
Understanding, respecting, and appreciating the inter-connectedness of the body’s total functionality.