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What is Glandular?

There are glands that swell on the neck, breast, groin, under arm pits, etc. Glands can become swollen through the accumulation of toxic waste in the body from, improper diet, poor blood stream and sluggish circulation of the blood system and cause much pain and misery to the person effected.

What is endocrine system:
The endocrine system is an integrated system of small organs that involve the release of extracellular signaling molecules known as hormones. The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating metabolism, growth, development and puberty, and tissue function and also plays a part in determining mood. The field of medicine that deals with disorders of endocrine glands is endocrinology, a branch of the wider field of internal medicine.

The endocrine system includes:
1.Pineal gland
2.Pituitary gland
3.Thyroid gland
5.Adrenal gland

How the Endocrine system works:
The endocrine system is an information signal system much like the nervous system. However, the nervous system uses nerves to conduct information, whereas the endocrine system mainly uses blood vessels as information channels. Glands located in many regions of the body release into the bloodstream specific chemical messengers called hormones. Hormones regulate the many and varied functions of an organism, e.g., mood, growth and development, tissue function, and metabolism, as well as sending messages and acting on them.

Diseases associated with the endocrine system:
Diseases of the endocrine system are common, including conditions such as diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, and obesity. Endocrine disease is characterized by dysregulated hormone release (a productive pituitary adenoma), inappropriate response to signaling (hypothyroidism), lack or destruction of a gland (diabetes mellitus type 1, diminished erythropoiesis in chronic renal failure), or structural enlargement in a critical site such as the neck (toxic multinodular goitre).

Hypofunction of endocrine glands can occur as a result of loss of reserve, hyposecretion, agenesis, atrophy, or active destruction. Hyperfunction can occur as a result of hypersecretion, loss of suppression, hyperplastic or neoplastic change, or hyperstimulation.

Symptoms of unhealthy endocrine glands:
What one gland does, or does not do, is registered without fail in the activities of the entire clan. Unlike your digestive tract which can rebel with pains and rumblings because of the ill treatment suffered at your hands (with a knife and fork in them), your endocrine glands suffer in silence. The only way you can tell when your glands are not functioning up to par is when you begin noting the effects of their suffering. These effects often put in an appearance in spots quite remote from the seat of the original trouble.

For instance, the two adrenal glands (each about as large as a bean) are suspended one above each kidney. Yet when these adrenal glands are not behaving as they should, the skin becomes dark and sallow, with deep lines. Note, please, that the adrenals don't advertise their upset by a pain in the small of the back where they are located. Instead, the warning signs show up in a wrinkled, sallow, deeply discolored skin.

As a further example of the devious ways in which the endocrine glands proclaim their unhappiness, there is the unpredictable thyroid, located at the front of the neck. Frequently any change in the normal functioning of this well-known gland may bring on ulcers in the stomach, or in the upper intestine. The pituitary gland, located behind the nose at the base of the brain, if seriously starved or injured, may cause you to lose all sexual power, since the sex glands (gonads) in men and women alike receive their impulses from the pituitary.

How to maintain healthy endocrine glands:
Your endocrine glands, as well as their youth-giving hormones, are made of protein. Protein foods are hormone builders and conditioners. Therefore, a continued lack of high-grade food protein in your diet can weaken these glands so seriously that old age has gained a head start on you almost before you realize it.

Feed your glands-not your stomach-if you want to look and feel younger than the calendar says you are. Nor is protein the only item on the 'menu' for your endocrine glands. Foods-or concentrated diet supplements- that provide you with all the minerals and vitamins essential to keep a body glowing with health are likewise 'musts' in your program for feeding your glands. Let's take time for a simplified 'close-up' on each gland as it relates to your goal of Eat-and-Grow-Younger.

Dr. Christopher's Glandular

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