The small intestine has a tubular structure within the abdominal cavity that carries the food in continuation with the stomach up to the colon from where the large intestine carries it to the rectum and out of the body via the anus. The main function of this organ is to aid in digestion
Functions of the small intestine
The small intestine is the part of the intestines where 90% of the digestion and absorption of food occurs, the other 10% taking place in the stomach and large intestine. The main function of the small intestine is absorption of nutrients and minerals from food. // A backed up small intestine will not be able to absorb nutrients as efficiently as it should…also, it cant absorb nutrients from food that has none. *Your body typically needs nutrients rather than calories
Digestion involves two distinct parts. ☝is mechanical digestion by chewing, grinding, churning and mixing that takes place in the mouth and the stomach. ✌is the chemical digestion that uses enzymes, bile acids etc. in order to break down food material into a form that can then be absorbed, then assimilated into the tissues of the body. Chemical digestion occurs in the small intestine (and, to a lesser extent, also in some other part of the gastrointestinal tract.
The small intestine digests proteins, lipids & carbohydrates.
Once broken down, the nutrients are absorbed by the inner walls of the small intestine into the blood stream. The nutrients are broken/melted small enough so that they may pass, or “be transported”, across the epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract. The small intestine is good for absorption since it has plicae circulares which project many tiny finger-like structures of tissue called villi. The individual epithelial cells also have finger-like projections, which are called known as microvilli.
Some absorbed substances in the small intestines include:
Water – Approximately 80% is absorbed by the small intestine, 10% by the large intestine and the remaining 10% excreted.
Electrolytes Vitamins and minerals including fat soluble ones
Source: Ananya Mandal MD – News Medical Life Science
The heart weighs between about 10 to 12 ounces in men and 8 to 10 ounces (230 to 280 grams) in women.
The heart beats about 100,000 times per day (about 3 billion beats in a lifetime). An adult heart beats about 60 to 80 times per minute.
The heart pumps about 6 quarts (5.7 liters) of blood throughout the body.
Newborns’ hearts beat faster than adult hearts, about 70 to 190 beats per minute.
We see and hear about hearts everywhere. A long time ago, people even thought that their emotions came from their hearts, maybe because the heart beats faster when a person is scared or excited. Now we know that emotions come from the brain, the brain tells the heart to speed up. The movement of the blood through the heart and around the body is called circulation — it takes less than 60 seconds to pump blood to every cell in your body.
Your heart is a muscle located to the left of the middle + left of your chest, and it’s about the size of your fist. The heart sends blood around your body through many tubes called arteries and veins, which together are called blood vessels. These blood vessels are attached to the heart. The blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart are called arteries. The ones that carry blood back to the heart are called veins.
The blood provides your bodys tissues with the oxygen and nutrients it needs. It also carries away waste. The right side of your heart receives blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs. The left side of the heart receives blood from the lungs and pumps it out to the body. When you run around a lot, your body needs a lot more oxygen-filled blood. Your heart pumps faster to supply the oxygen-filled blood that your body needs. (Generally)” This heart is just beating peacefully on its own outside the body, prior to a transplantation surgery!
The heart has its own pacemaker independent of the brain. As long as it has oxygen, it continues to beat. The heart could actually be removed from the body, placed in saline solution, given oxygen, and still continue to beat. This is why although the brain is dead, the heart continues to beat.
It’s important to keep your heart in good shape, remember it is a muscle. If you want it to be strong, you must exercise it. Here are some things that you can do to help keep your heart happy: [always know your limits/check with doctor]
Being active in a way that gets you huffing and puffing, like jumping rope, dancing, or playing basketball. Try to be active every day for at least 30 minutes! An hour would be even better for your heart
Eat a variety of healthy foods and avoid foods high in saturated fats and trans fats
Try to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Avoid sugary soft drinks and fruit drinks.
Don’t smoke. It can damage the heart and blood vessels.
Heal emotionally and physically
Forgive yourself and others
Connect deeply to others
Open your heart to love and have healthy relationships
Rise above hatred, impatience, & cruelty, and try love, joy, & happiness
Get out in nature.
Do your best to forgive someone. Just let it go.
Perform an anonymous “random act of kindness” every day for a week. Notice how it makes you feel.
Reconnect with an old, dear friend. Let them know what they’ve meant to you.
Schedule in regular time to do something you love, just for you, and commit to it- don’t make excuses!
Listen and speak to others with an open heart; be generous and loving
Follow your dreams and desires
We all have times when we may experience episodes of impatience, but this can trigger physiological responses that may sabotage your health. “Being impatient could cause anxiety and hostility,” – Daniel Baugher. A little anxiety may boost productivity but impatience in excess is overkill. Nothing worthwhile can be gained by being impatient in your life. Some are unable to cope when things don’t go their way, be it snarled rush-hour traffic or the glacially slow line at the grocery store. “Some People are more likely to experience anger when they’re held up,which increases their risk for health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease. ” -Dr. Redford Williams. In a 2003 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers reported that the more impatient and hostile the 18- to 30-year-old study participants felt, the more likely they would develop high blood pressure later in life.”High blood pressure is a symptom that the body is going into overdrive, the whole body gets geared up for a fight.” – Baugher. People who frequently become impatient and angry are in a constant state of stress. The body reacts to that stress by releasing stress hormones which help the body respond to a stressful situation. When you’re about to be attacked by a tiger, this response can help you survive, but not when you’re sitting in traffic or waiting in a long line, high levels of cortisol and adrenaline could ultimately lead to weight gain, high blood sugar and high blood pressure.” – Williams
In a 2000 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that young adults who had high hostility levels were predisposed to plaque build-up in their coronary arteries. “Stress hormones stimulate platelets, making them more likely to clot in arteries already narrowed by heart disease, a process that can result in a heart attack, these hormones also cause the body’s fat cells to release fat into the bloodstream.” -Williams. This fat can be deposited in plaque in the arteries that feed the heart, enlarging the plaques and raising the risk for an artery-clogging clot
Source: live science Linda Thrasybule
Toxic Emotions Can Lead to Serious Health Problems
SOURCE: Dr. Cynthia Thaik, Contributor – Huffpost
Anger and hatred are natural, but they are also some of the most toxic emotions that we can have. Feelings of rage and hatred build up in the mind, body and soul, affecting the body’s organs and natural processes and breeding even more negative emotions. Expressing anger in reasonable ways can be healthy, but explosive people who hurl objects and yell at others frequently may be at greater risk for heart disease. Prolonged bouts of anger can take the toll on the body in the form of high blood pressure, stress, anxiety, headaches and poor circulation. Research also shows that even one five-minute episode of anger is so stressful that it can impair your immune system for more than six hours. All of these health issues can lead to more serious problems such as heart attacks and stroke. Anger and hatred can be directed at yourself or at other people, but either way you lose when you allow these negative foods for the soul to take over. Fortunately, there are some ways to overcome anger and hatred in your life.
Emotions yield physical effects. Be mindful of what you put in your mind, heart, and spirit. Nothing physical manifests without it first starting as thought and e [nergy] motion. Whats on your mind?
Organ affected: Heart, small intestine
Negative emotions: Hate, [cruelty(may need more research)], impatience
Positive emotions: love, joy, happiness
High blood pressure
Proverbs 11:17 Your kindness will reward you, but your cruelty will destroy you
Matthew 24: 10 And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other
Galatians 5:22 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness
Galatians 5:19 – 23 19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Why dont we listen to his will?
If falling in love is compared to being addicted to drugs…. is it possible ‘we’ dont know what healthy love is?
Unhealthy Attachments vs. Love