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The functions of Our Organs

Posted Oct 07 2008 7:19pm

To better understand how your body reactions to the foods we ingest and toxins, we will explain the functions of your vital organs.


  • Largest glandular organ in the body.
  • Produces substances that will breakdown your fat.
  • Produces Urea.
  • Makes certain amino acids for your body.
  • Filter harmful substances from your blood. ex; alcohol.
  • Storage of vitamins - A,D,K and B12 and minerals.
  • maintains a proper level of glucose in your blood.
  • Produces 80% of cholesterol in your body.


  • Separate urea ,minerals,salts,toxins,and other waste produce from your blood.
  • Conserves water,salts and electrolytes.

You need at least one kidney to function.

Adrenal Glands

  • Adrenal glands produces hormones, which influences specific organs and tissues throughout your body.
  • Adrenaline and noradrenaline hormones are release during physical and emotional stress.  The hormones increase your heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Sex hormones produce androgen for the male and estrogen for the female. Also affects sexual development and reproduction.
  • Glucocorticoids aids in the conversion of starchy food into glycogen.
  • Cortisol helps regulate the immune system. (friend of increase body fat)
  • Maintains proper blood pressure and volume.
  • Assists your body process physical stress.
  • Mineralcorticoids controls your body's level of minerals; sodium and potassium.


  • The main function of your colon is to absorb water and minerals and to formate/eliminate of your feces.
  • Your colon aids in digestion, promotes vital nutrient production, maintains pH balance and prevents harmful bacteria to grow.

Healthy person should have at least  2- 3 bowel movements a day, with no strong odor.  Your bowels should be light brown, long and large diameter.

Lymphatic System

  • Returns 90% of your excess interstitial fluid to the blood.
  • The other 10% becomes part of the interstitial fluid that surrounds your tissue cells.
  • Fat and fat-soluble vitamins are absorb from your digestive system.
  • Fights and defense against infections from invading microorganisms and disease.

How the body functions is amazing!  We probably could not design our body systems.  Its a shame we are damaging such a great gift.  Our great gift also has the ability to heal itself, if we give our bodies a fighting chance.  Hope this insight gives you a better idea how your body functions and how external factors affect your systems.


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