Muscles and immunity

My voice can now qualify to dub for the frog in the Princess and the frog story! My halfhearted attempts with ginger, garlic, basil, black peeper, salt, carom seeds………..don’t seem to be yielding any results. I am absolutely sworn to keeping away from the wretched antibiotics for as long as I can hold fort.

Day has been hectic, with back-to-back sessions and then classes. I am back to class with my mentor. It’s amazing how much we relearn each time, almost like we didn’t know it the first time. We are studying my favorite system – the lymphatic system in class. It’s a tricky system when it has to be taught, in the absence of tangible organs to give it a structure. Yet, it is crucial.

To put it simply, it is the system in our body that is responsible for immunity. The toughie who wards off foreign organisms, battles infections and keeps us on our feet. An anomaly that Nomi gave yesterday to students in the basic course to simplify things was this – imagine the sewage system running underground the city. It courses under the streets, picking up dirt and filth along the way, then heads for the various filtration plants installed along the way. Here it is treated and then is recirculated into our houses for consumption..Ugh!!That is exactly what the lymphatic system does. It is a secondary circulatory system that travels through every tissue of the body, picks up toxins and extra fluids, takes it to filtering stations, gets purified and joins back the clean bloodstream for recirculation in the body. Its movement is dictated by muscular movements, no pumps like the cardiac system. So, an average human being who exercises, keeps his muscle tone in shape and is generally active enjoy better lymph circulation, therefore better immunity. Our bodies are all muscle – heart, intestines, stomach – you name it. So each time, there is trouble in those organs, immunity is being attacked. Got to keep those jogging shoes on!

Our bodies are probably the best recycling machines in the world – minimum waste, maximum output! Figure this, after the food has been digested in the small intestine, it passes into the colon to be expelled from the body as shit. Uptil here, the shit is all watery due to excessive water. The body reabsorbs that water and circulates it over again.

Don’t think I want to visualise shitty water coursing through my body only to become usable again!


About Namita

A melange of colors, just like the rainbow. Sometimes, as bright as the yellow sun, brimming with energy. Then driven by the passion of red to pursue my dreams. Calm like the clear blue skies and playful like streaks of violets. I am a collection of stories, each different and yet the same. I am simple in my complexities and something in my nothingness. For my bread and butter, I am a reflexologist – a profession which is more than just a job, it is my passion. When I am not busy in conversation with the feet, I potter around with my camera lens, indulge in good music and snuggle in with my books. And when my energies begin running low, nothing perks me more than traveling to unknown places, meeting all sorts of people and exchanging tall stories. I am a founding trustee of the Uday Public Charitable Trust that hopes to provide the gift of education to children of martyred soldiers and also other deserving children. It is a cause close to my heart. My gypsy heart cannot sit still and I must always move, explore…The mountains call out ever so often and I am off with my backpack. Trek, trek, trek…I want to push my limits always..rediscover my fears and move forward with my strengths. i love myself and my life, I must be god’s favorite child . With much to do and much to see, i am on the brink of another journey, always.
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