How to include a ENDOCRINE SYSTEM PRACTICE in your Pathology Prevention plans. 

   A holistic systems approach to health care requires that the Health Guardian has an understanding of each of the organ systems. The endocrine system influences the function of the body using hormones. It consists of eight major glands that secrete hormones into the blood. These hormones, in turn, travel to different tissues and regulate various bodily functions, such as metabolism, growth and sexual function. Hormones are chemicals that tell cells and organs what to do. Hormones control things like your appetite and your blood pressure. They even play a role in how your body reacts to stress. An example is the way insulin tells your cells how to use sugar for energy. Sex hormones control male and female traits, puberty, childbirth, and menopause.

   When used skillfully within context of an appropriate holistic approach, herbal infusions can be a major contributor to treatment and prevention of endocrine disorders. If hormone replacement therapy is needed, herbal infusions help the body deal with the repercussions of endocrine condition treatments, helping ease problems related to functional and structural changes. There are some things the Health Guardian can do to prevent problems within the endocrine system or make them better; Stay at a healthy weight, by eating healthy foods and getting plenty of exercise. Include iodine in your diet, it can help prevent thyroid problems. Make sure your doctors know about any hormones you're taking and let them know of any family history of endocrine problems, such as diabetes or thyroid problems.