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While studying to Be a Holistic Nutritionist ~ My Notes
How Water is used by the body and what takes place when the intake of water is increased. The right amount of water will have optimal function of the tissues, organs and cells. Water is the BEST cleanser. When you drink more water – dilutes any diseases you have or chemical reactions can be diluted.
More water will dilute, clean, eliminate toxins.
How does the skin provide protection to the internal organs and outside protection from pathogens?
Exchange of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide The skin regulates body temperature & provides protection for delicate inner parts. Layer of fat under the skin insulates the body + can make energy when food is not around.
How does osteoporosis occur and what causes the acceleration of this disease?
Osteoporosis occurs with aging, poor eating, menopause, low activity, and no weight lifting. Other causes of Osteoporosis would be smoking, no exercise, and lack of calcium.
What do muscles store to ensure there is a constant supply of glucose and where does this fuel come from?
Muscles store a supply of glucose in the form of glycogen. Eating too many fats, sugar, Carbs, refined sugars clog these up. Potassium, carbs, bread, fruit, pasta, proteins, fats.
Explain the process of oxygenation of blood and how it travels through the body. The left side of the heart pumps blood into the largest blood vessel we have. The aorta, then throughout the body’s smaller branches. Travels throughout into the veins to the other side of the heart. The right side will pump blood to your lungs and carbon dioxide will drop off. – fills up with oxygen to go to the other side .
20,000 – 40,000 miles of Blood vessels in our body – blood goes one way.
What does the lymphatic system serve in fat metabolism? Lymphatic system cleans, drains excess fluid. Nutrients enter the small intestines and enter the bloodstream. Fats plus some vitamins – for instance.. Vitamin A, Vitamin D Vitamin E, Vitamin K go into the lymph system first. Exercise helps the lymph system move. Reducing fats will help your lymphatic system flow more smoothly. Lymph system delivers fats in the form of Triglycerides to be used for in between meal energy.
What is the difference between an acute inflammation and a chronic inflammatory – and how does the body handle both of these occurrences?
Acute – First line of defense against disease = allows healing and renewing of tissues – if not solved — a chronic inflammatory state happens (like a low grade infection). Chronic – Body could not get control over acute inflammation – can lead to diseases that are severe. Treatment they say – Aspirin. Lasts for 2-6 weeks – repair body like a cut or strained muscle.
What does the author mean when she says we need to eat for our lungs to keep them healthy?
Green plants breath in CO2 like us and use it for metabolism to make oxygen which they help out. Trees = Lungs of the earth.
Bronchial Tree of lungs looks like trunk and branches of trees.
Describe the ‘leaky gut’ what causes this condition and how can it be resolved?
Inflammation in small intestine …. protein not broken down into amino acids. Wheat and dairy are hard to digest. Causes – unknown proteins crossing by. Resolve – avoid gluten. Low Inflammation food.
What is acetaminophen and what is it responsible for in the United States each year?
An analgesic temporarily relives aches and is responsible for 100,000 calls to Us Poison Centers, 60,000 ER visits and 2500 people a year being hospitalized. They are responsible for one half of all liver failures. They mess with immune system and can make disease deeper in the body by preventing cleansing mechanism of fever doing its job. Obviously – very dangerous.