Posts Tagged ‘thymus’

When the Immune System Falls

What in the world is PANDAS? An ordinary, run-of-the-mill strep infection can lead to absolute disaster. One day your adorable child has a minor infection; the next day, your adorable child morphs into something out of a Stephen King novel. One little girl changed from happy-all-the-time to screeching-rages-all-the-time. And it went on, and on, and…

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Aging Doesn’t Have to Mean Bad Health

According to popular opinion, aging always means declining health. And that seems true enough, at least as far as we can tell, but let’s talk about why this doesn’t have to be. Our immune system determines how long and how well we live. The rest of the endocrine gang has a lot to say about…

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Meet Your Endocrine System

The endocrine system is made up of glands that create hormones. In fact, if you’re talking about hormones, the topic is this little known system, the only part of our bodies that creates hormones.

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Helping Your Immune System

Since we can never know enough about the endocrine system, controller of all health, today we’ll talk about the thymus gland. The thymus is part of the endocrine system. This means, like all endocrine glands, it follows the credo of one-for-all-and-all-for-one through all of life. These glands work like crazy to help each other, but…

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The Organs of the Immune System

Our thymus gland, part of the endocrine system and the leader of the immune system’s world, starts out strong at birth, but as the years go by, sayeth the poobahs, it becomes a shadow of its former self, ending as just a few, lonely fat cells with no power, no glory. And that’s when cancer…

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The Amazing Endocrine System – Part 2

Deep in your brain, in its own little Bat Cave, sits the pineal (PIN ee uhl) gland. It produces melatonin to help guide and direct our body’s clock. Like a lot of the other glands, it’s heavily involved with the adrenals. If the adrenals are in trouble, so’s the pineal. We’re on our own to…

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Natural Killers

The title may make you wonder if I’m going to discuss psychopathic murderers, but actually I’ll be talking about you. You have natural killers in you. Before you get all offended, you need to know that these natural killers are a good thing. A very good thing.

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This Is Your Endocrine System: Thymus

Our thymus gland lies behind our breast bone. It’s all about our immune system. When they talk about the various t-cells that go to war when disease rampages against us, that’s short for thymus cells.

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