Systems of the Body

The Universe with-in

The systems of the body are versions of you from multiple perspectives. That all lead you back to the same place.

Digestive System

Where is the digestive system located in the body?

The digestive system spans the length of your entire torso and has 4 main components 

  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Liver
  • Enzymes, Hormones, Nerves, and Blood
  • Mesentary

Gastrointestinal Tract

Also called the gi track. Transports your food and has a surface area of 30-40 meters

2nd Main Component to the Digestive System

Liver

Removes potentially toxic by products from food and medications

the liver is a large, meaty organ that resides on the right side of the abdomen.

The liver is the largest organ inside the body.

An adult’s liver weight about 3 pounds and extends from the 5th rib and the lower boxer of the rib cage. The liver is separated by the falciform ligament into the right (larger end) and left lobe (smaller end). The liver is about 2 and 1/2% of your total body weight. Because of the position of the liver, the blood from the GI tract, the blood from the pancreases, and spleen all pass through the liver. From there, the blood goes to general circulation. Any nutrients that you absorb from the gi tract will first pass through the liver and then into general circulation. Just the same as any toxins that are absorbed from the gi track will first pass through the liver and here is where we come to one of the functions of the liver. Detoxification must occur to ensure that the toxins do not make it into general circulation. Many times we can not necessarily determine that our diets contain toxins or the quality of our diet because our liver works so well to detoxify. One of the functions of the spleen is to destroy the roc’s and once those roc’s are destroyed they can travel to the liver and be detoxified. The working cells of the liver are known as the hepatocytes 

Gallbladder

A small pear-shaped pouch located under the liver. The gallbladder is a storage place for bile that is produced in the liver. After a meal the gallbladder is empty and flat, like a deflated ballon. Before the meal the gallbladder may be full and this is when it is the size of a small pear.

Pancreas

The pancreas is a long flattened gland located in the belly of the abdomen. The pancreas controls blood sugar levels. One side Is sandwiched between the stomach and the spine, the other side is tucked in the curve of the duodenum (the initial part of the small intestine).

Enzymes 

Are the substance produced by living organisms, which bring about bio chemical reaction.

Hormones 

A regulatory substance produced in an organism and navigates the body via the tissue fluids such as blood or sap and are for the purpose of stimulating cells and tissue into action.

Nerves

Inside the body the nerve is a whitish fiber or bundle of fibers that transmit messages in the form of impulses to the brain or spinal chord and impulses from these places to muscles and organs.

Blood

The blood is a fluid that transports oxygen and nutrients to the cells. The blood also carries carbon dioxide and other waste products away from the cells. This blood is considered a tissue because of its collection of similar specialized cells that are suspended in a liquid web considered to be plasma. This is what makes the blood fluid.

Mesentery

Starting with the tongue glands in your mouth produce saliva with simply anticipation of food. We produce 1.5 liters of saliva a day. Chewing and saliva transforms food into a moist lump called the bolus. Enzymes in saliva breakdown starch. The esophaguses is a 25 centimeter long tube where the bolus will travel to the stomach. Nerves in the esophaguses since the presence of the bolus 

Carbohydrates 

Fats

Proteins

Vitamins

Cardiovascular system

Pumps the blood through the body

Organs in cardio vascular system

heart-

Arteries -carry blood away from your heart to the tissues of your body. They connect to tiny 

Capillaries-where oxygen and others cases are exchanged with surrounding tissues- then the blood travels back to your heart through 

Veins-

Endocrine System

Produced hormones that regulate everything from growth to blood pressure. The endocrine system contain glands. 

Pituitary-

Pineal-

Pancreas-

Thyroid-

Parathyroid-

Adrenal-

Hypothalamus-

Sex 

Each secrete different hormones that affect how your body functions.

integumentary system skin- largest organ skin 15% of your body weight-covers all your organs and tissues. Regulates your temperature, produces vitamin d and allows you to feel heat, cold, pressure, and pain (skin, hair, and nails)

Muscular skeptical System

Made of 2 types of tissue muscle and bone-Together they provide support and structure to the other body tissues and organs and give you the ability to move. 

Muscles- are attached to bones by connective tissue called

Tendons-

And Bones are attached to other bones by similar tissue called

Ligaments along with cartilage found in joints are all in musculoskeletal system.

Lymphatic System

made of small vessels that carry a clear fluid lymph around your body. It’s important in carrying water away from the tissue to prevent swelling. Your lymphatic vessels have many lymph nodes that are full of white blood cells that fight off infection. If infection is detected white blood cells activate.  

Nervous system-the network of nerve cells and fibers which transmits nerve impulses between parts of the body. A collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different body parts.

Respiratory system

Excretory system

Reproductive system

Immune system

Urinary

Fascia System

A dense fibrous connective tissue that interpenetrates and surrounds the muscles bones and nerves and blood vessels in the body. Fascia has an appearance similar to a spider’s web (interesting because there is no limit to the capability of our bodies and and what is possible to create). 

Fascia is a band of sheet of connective tissue located under the skin and made from collagen. 

Role: separates, stabilize, and enclose muscles and organs. (Also blood vessels and nerves and nerve endings)

Three Layers of Fascia

Superficial Fascia- found just beneath the skin in the sub cutis of the most regions of the body.

Deep Fascia- surrounds muscles nerves and blood vessels. Helps to divide muscle groups into fascial departments and contain a large amount of elastin fiber to determine it’s elasticity. 

Muscle or myofascia – a type of deep Fascia that can store and return potential energy while influencing and perhaps limiting a person’s range of motion. (An athlete) 

When you sprint that’s not just your muscles and tendons that provide energy rebound but also your Fascia (the Fascia with tendones or aponeurotic properties)

Fascia should be stretched.

Fascia is not just your elastic body bag. It contains blood vessels and sensory receptors. 

Studies comparing fascia to retina have suggested fascia is superior to our retina in terms of density of sensory nerve preceptors.

Between 6-10 more nerve endings than the muscle. Fascia also contains its own smooth muscle cells. These cells have been thought to contribute to muscle contractility. When your fascia is healthy this could mean greater strength, more explosiveness, and more flexibility, which could also mean more balance and agility.

Superficial backbone 

starts at the bottom of the feet and goes all the way to the top of the head all the way to your brow ridge. 

Superficial frontline

Lateral line

Spiral line

Deep frontline

Visceral Fascia- suspends organs in their cavities

Superficial fascia is the lowermost layer of skin in nearly all the regions of the body, that blends with the reticular

50-75 trillion cells