The 12 Systems of the Body (From The Truth Within; Book of Light & Love)
Integumentary system – The integumentary system is the largest sensory organ. It helps in vitamin D syntheses and helps to protect deeper tissues throughout the body. The integumentary system also helps to regulate fluid and blood loss through homeostasis. The organs of the integumentary system include the skin, hair, and nails.
Foods for a healthy integumentary system: Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish. Remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Skeletal system – The skeletal system stores calcium throughout the bones of the body. It is the framework and structure of the human body. It protects vital organs such as the lungs and the heart. The skeletal system produces red blood cells, which are essential for optimal oxygen intake throughout the tissues, organs and cells of the body. The organs of the skeletal system include the bones and circulatory system.
Foods for a healthy skeletal system: Calcium-rich foods include milk and dairy products, but also leafy green vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli.
Muscular system – The muscular system of the body helps to generate heat throughout the body. The muscles help in all movement and activity of the body. It helps to maintain posture and helps to support the skeletal system of the body. The organs of the muscular system are the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Food for a healthy muscular system: Healthy carbohydrates, such as dark leafy vegetables, potatoes and whole grains. Remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, coconut water, and Aloe Vera juice.
Immune System – The immune system is made up of portions of many different systems that fight against disease. It regulates the body’s natural defense mechanisms, such as different cells and proteins that help to fight off disease, viruses, parasites, and infections. The organs of the immune system are the white and red blood cells.
Foods for a healthy immune system: Eat antioxidant-rich foods, such as berries, beans, tomatoes, whole grains, and plant sourced foods instead of meat. Adequate amounts of water is necessary for the immune system each day.
Lymphatic System – The lymphatic system helps to pick up fluids leaked from the capillaries. It also helps to support the immune system by housing the various types of white blood cells, which are necessary to regulate the body from outside invasion. The organs of the lymphatic system are the adenoids, appendix, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, Peyer’s patches, spleen, thymus, and the tonsils.
Foods for a healthy lymphatic system: Potassium-rich fruits and vegetables include bananas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and wild seafood, such as salmon. Drink adequate amounts of water, Coconut water, and Aloe Vera Juice.
Cardiovascular System – The cardiovascular system helps in the transportation of nutrients and gas waste throughout the body. The cardiovascular system consists of blood, veins, arteries and capillaries. The cardiovascular system helps to support immune function by acting as a highway for usable nutrients, oxygen, and fighter cells. The organs of the cardiovascular system include the blood, capillaries, veins, heart, lungs and arteries.
Foods for a healthy cardiovascular system: Green leafy vegetables and foods rich in Omega-3, asparagus, sweet potatoes, red wine (one glass a day), fresh produce, and adequate amounts of water.
Urinary system – The urinary system helps to get rid of nitrogenous waste out of the blood supply. It helps to regulate electrolytes, fluid and the pH balance of the human body. The urinary system works properly with the proper intake of water. The organs of the urinary system include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
Foods for a healthy urinary system: cranberries, blueberries, acai berries, Coconut water, and plenty of water.
Digestive system – The digestive system helps to break down food into the building blocks for the body. It breaks down proteins, carbohydrates, and fat to distribute the necessary nutrients throughout the body to feed all the cells of the body. The organs of the digestive system include the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, the liver, small intestine, large intestine, and the colon.
Foods for a healthy digestive system: Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables on a daily basis and getting plenty of fiber. It is also important to drink plenty of water and limit caffeine and alcohol. 2 tablespoons of organic Apple cider vinegar a day has been known to restore the good flora, which is essential for optimal digestion in the stomach and intestinal tracts. Aloe Vera Juice has also been known to help regulate digestive function of the cells in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
Respiratory system – The respiratory system helps in the intake of oxygen and sends it through the alveoli of the lungs to the capillaries and throughout the cardiovascular system of the body. It also helps in the outtake of carbon dioxide or waste, through the same means. The respiratory system helps in gas exchange throughout the body by the inhalation of oxygen and the exhalation of carbon dioxide. The respiratory system also helps moisten and heat the air inhaled and exhaled. The respiratory system includes the nose, mouth, pharynx, epiglottis, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, alveoli, and diaphragm.
Foods for a healthy respiratory system: Yogurt and kefir, antioxidant vitamin C, which is prevalent in red bell peppers, citrus fruits and juices, papaya, kiwifruit, leafy greens, cabbage and brussel sprouts, herbal tea, warm water, and Omega-3 foods.
Nervous system – The nervous system helps in the sensory input though the nerves, spine, and brain. The brain helps in the interpretation of input or thought. The spine helps to elicit and signal responses throughout the body. The nerves of the spine then coordinate the movement of the muscles. The organs of the central nervous system are the brain and spinal cord. The organs of the Peripheral nervous system are the Autonomic nervous system, which includes the sympathetic nervous system; spinal nerves, and the parasympathetic nervous system; spinal nerves and cranial nerves. The Somatic nervous system is also part of the Peripheral nervous system and includes the spinal and cranial nerves.
Foods for a healthy nervous system: Foods high in vitamin B1 include Brewer’s yeast, beef liver, eggs, seafood, sunflower seeds, and beans. Vitamin B6 foods include potatoes, bananas, fortified cereals, and chick peas. B12 Supplements. Foods rich in copper, such as prunes, dark leafy green vegetables, such as kale and spinach, and nuts are good for nervous system health.
Endocrine System – The endocrine system helps to secret hormones that regulate growth, metabolism and general body function. The organs of the endocrine system include the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, the pineal gland, reproductive glands in the ovaries and testes, the liver, and the pancreas.
Foods for a healthy endocrine system: Fish provides your body with Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega- 9 oils. These oils are fats that directly affect cognitive function, cellular function, and kidney function. Eating fish twice a week will aid in keeping a balanced endocrine system. Omega oil supplements are also available, and can be used to bolster your oil intake.
Reproductive System – The reproductive system helps in the production of off-spring, but also helps the endocrine system by also producing hormones. The organs of the reproductive system in the female are the vagina, clitoris, vulva, uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. The organs of the reproductive system in the male are the penis, testes, and prostate.
Foods for a healthy reproductive system: Fruits and green leafy vegetables. Cooking with cumin, black cumin, turmeric and ajwain powder, and including dairy products, such as milk, to your diet to increase reproductive health.
Valentina Marie: Owner of The Soul Intention, Ordained Minister, CMT, HHP, Reiki Master, Published Author of The Truth Within: Book of Light & Love