In my opinion one of the most fascinating topics is the human body.  I realize not everyone may look at things the way I do. But if you stop for a moment and really start to understand the complexity and how amazing the body works, you might agree with my opinion about the human body.

I have taken several anatomy and physiology courses. Anatomy is learning about the body parts and physiology is learning about how those parts work. Again, in my opinion, sometimes we jump ahead of ourselves in our health and wellness and don’t understand the basics, thus never reaching the optimum in our health and wellness. So you guessed it, today’s healthy habits have to do with the basics of the body.

The body has levels of structural organization starting with the chemical level and ending with the organismal level.  The chemical level includes atoms and molecules.  Some important atoms include carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium and sulfur.  All of the aforementioned are essential to maintain life.  As well all of the aforementioned are also on the periodic table and are either a gas or MINERAL.  The periodic table is the table of elements that we had to learn in our chemistry classes in high school.  It is a foundational table in science.

If you have read any of my other articles you will notice that I believe minerals are the hidden treasure of health that most miss out on and that is why I put MINERALS in capital letters.  Does it make more sense now that you know minerals are the very first aspect of the levels of structural organization in the human body?

Next the atoms that become molecules become the cellular level as more molecules combine to form cells.  This is the level of basic function and structure of an organism.  Maybe this will make more sense.  Nerve, smooth muscle and epithelial or skin cells start at this level.

The tissue level is the next structural level.  This level is about function.  Two major aspects of the tissue level are connective tissue which basically covers everything and muscles tissue.  Did you know that most everything in our body is a muscle?  The heart is a muscle.  The intestines are a muscle and of course muscles are from muscle tissue.

I have jumped ahead of myself.  The next structural level is the level of organs which as I stated are formed from muscle tissue.  Did you know your stomach, liver, lungs and your brain are muscles?

As organs work together they form the next structural level which is called the systems of the body.  The next article will have more details on the systems of the body.

When all the levels work together you have the organizational level, which would be you.

Diane Elms D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Homeopath, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year, if you have any health related questions contact diane@choicesforhealthandharmony.com or 905 768 0848.

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