LIVING  TO  THRIVE AND LEARNING TO STRIVE.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS:

METABOLISM  //  Liver.    Adrenals.    Thyroid.    Pituitary.

Clean eating is the key to metabolism.  Our bodies get the energy they need from food through metabolism, the chemical reactions in the body's cells that convert the fuel from food into the energy needed to do everything from moving to thinking to growing. 


The process of metabolism is really a balancing act involving two kinds of activities that go on at the same time — the building up of body tissues // anabolism and energy stores and the breaking down of body tissues // catabolism and energy stores to generate more fuel for body functions including how the liver, adrenals, pituitary gland and thyroid function to aid in metabolism.


The are all inexplicably linked so eating clean consistently is crucial in maintaining a metabolism that aids in weight loss and maintenance.

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The Liver

Weighing in at around 3 pounds, the liver is the body’s second largest organ.  The liver regulates whether you store sugar as fat or burn it as fuel.  It's main purpose is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. 
 

The Adrenals

The adrenals dictate muscle and fat development and help keep blood sugar stable throughout the day.  One of the four hormones that the adrenals produce is cortisol, which is  involved in the regulating the stress response and also helps to regulate the body’s metabolism.

 

Thyroid

The thyroid is responsible for more than 80% of your fat burning ability and is the metabolic control center.  Located just under your Adam’s apple, your thyroid secretes hormones into the blood stream to control the rate that every cell and organ turns nutrients into energy.  The hormones it produces controls the metabolism, growth, body temperature, muscle strength, appetite, and the health of your heart, brain, kidneys, and reproductive system.

 

Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland is the size of pea, but despite it's diminutive size it's responsible for secreting nine hormones that keep the body in balance including keeping the thyroid running smoothly.