Sharing here what I read last week!
Understanding the Basics!!
What is the brain?
The brain is a complex organ that controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger and every process that regulates our body. Together, the brain and spinal cord that extends from it make up the central nervous system, or CNS.
What is the brain made of?
Weighing about 3 pounds in the average adult, the brain is about 60% fat. The remaining 40% is a combination of water, protein, carbohydrates and salts. The brain itself is a not a muscle. It contains blood vessels and nerves, including neurons and glial cells.
What is the gray matter and white matter?
Gray and white matter are two different regions of the central nervous system. In the brain, gray matter refers to the darker, outer portion, while white matter describes the lighter, inner section underneath.
The central nervous system is the master control system and is responsible for the function of everything in your body.
Think about it this way, suppose you walked into a very cold room, how would you know that it was cold? Sensory nerves feel the cold and tell our brain that it is cold. Once your brain receives that information, what would the brain cause your body to do? Yeah, you would most likely get goosebumps or start to shiver. The brain and spinal cord are connected to every cell, tissue and organ via our spinal nerve system, and the purpose of the brain and nervous system is to control, coordinate, and to adapt the body to its environment. This is why it is called the master control system.
Your body is a self-healing organism. Next, we discovered that your nervous system is what’s responsible for the healing in your body. In fact, your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, and organ in your body and coordinates them together so that your body works in perfect harmony. We have also learned that true health is not how you feel. A person could have cancer or heart disease and feel great, yet, obviously be in very poor health. We know that true health is your body functioning at 100% ~ all of the time. It is important to make the connection that health is optimal function and it’s your nervous system that controls that function.