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Saturday, April 19, 2014


FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH... That Which I Know

Among the many thoughts occupying me while walking has been acceptance that I have found the FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH; not in some erotic mystical mythical place, but in a place much closer to home.  I have discovered the real FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH within my own body.

In the past few years I have discussed my finding with scores of people.  Not a single one has questioned my finding or logic used to do so. We each, at time of our birth possess a fully functional system which at once controls, moves and purifies the water within our bodies.

This system is identified as a major part of our immense IMMUNE SYSTEM. 

Surprising is my finding that nearly NO ONE has heard of this FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH, let alone have any idea that this organ is fully dependent upon each of us for it's functionality.  In other words, we are responsible to perform a single act to supply the POWER for our FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH to function.

Let me explain.

 Our body contains an immense IMMUNE SYSTEM designed to protect our body from invaders from outside and within.  The primary element of IMMUNITY is our WHITE BLOOD CELL, created essentially within our Bone Morrow.  It is the primary mission of these millions upon millions of white blood cells to identify intruders - from whatever source, isolate and kill them. 

Some of our White Blood Cells are individually selected to attend COLLEGE; i.e., to be transported by our Blood Circulatory System to learning centers where the Student White Blood Cell is given identification details of specific Antigens, toxins, bacteria, and other elements bent on doing our body harm.  Apparently, many Students fail to graduate, are disposed of (by our body) and replaced by new candidates.

This phase is only one of many White Blood Cell types roaming our body on the lookout for enemies.

The part of our IMMUNE SYSTEM in which I am specifically interested is called the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.

A system of "pipes" similar to our primary blood circulatory system, the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM has a dual purpose.  To control the disposition of water within our body; and, to purify the body water (LYMPH FLUID) before returning it to bodily functions.

Before going any further, I must clarify that of which I write is essentially from my personal experience. I am not a doctor, a professional medical practitioner, a teacher or otherwise qualified to express any but my own thoughts and experiences on the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.  What follows is that which I have learned since the day in February 1991 when my wife, Christiane was diagnosed with extraordinarily advanced Breast Cancer, given a short expectancy to live.

Incredible, but there it was.  We were about to lose...Cri her life...Me, my worthy half.

I set immediately to devour texts, journals, ..., anything about CANCER beginning with "What is CANCER."

Almost immediately I came upon a medical text in which I read..."LYMPHATIC SYSTEM KILLS CANCER."  Exactly what I was looking for; but, what was a LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?

Searching deeper I found that LYMPHATIC SYSTEM was a part - a major part - of our body IMMUNE SYSTEM.  Incredibly I found that the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM, so necessary to our health and longevity was not known to any I spoke to.  I did learn that the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM at once controlled body levels of water and PURIFIED that the process, killing CANCER CELLS and innumerable enemies bent on doing harm to our body.

Looking deeper I also discovered that the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM:

...Like the Blood Circulation System, was a series of pipes conducting fluids throughout the body.
...Was a ONE-WAY System; i.e. from extremities of the ENTIRE body conducting materials back to body central.
...Was home to LYMPH NODES containing White Blood Cells; IMMUNE CELLS.
...Encountering antigens, virus, poisons, CANCER, or any other such items, were essentially given a FRIEND or FOE query.  If identified as FOE, White Blood Cells initiated capture and kill action.
...Non-return valves exist within the pipes to assure ONE-WAY fluid flow.
...LYMPHATIC SYSTEM has NO PUMP, such as the HEART which pumps blood through the Circulatory System....The entire pipe system of the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM is wrapped in MUSCLE TISSUE.
...Body movement cause those wrapped muscles to contract, squeezing the pipes, moving LYMPH FLUID within the pipes forward.

Bottom Line:  Our body has a water moving system which I choose to call the FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH.

It is NECESSARY to take a CONTINUOUS daily active part in the duties of the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.  To do it's job, WE must supply the MOVEMENT to squeeze the pipe muscles to move the fluid forward.  If we do not do our part the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM cannot do it's job.

Cri and I began an every day 5-hour-a-day routine of mutual bodily message and conscious movement to stimulate LYMPHATIC SYSTEM pipe muscles.This, we did for five years.  Cri continued with an active life, passing away in 2001, 10 years after diagnosis.

I have not had a cold or other ailment since 1991, as I continue daily movement to keep my LYMPH Fluid moving.  That this old body continues to perform beyond reason, I attribute that to my LYMPHATIC SYSTEM functions.

I have a new four letter word:  MOVE

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As a primary adjunct to walking and sharing that which I discover, I wish to promote AWARENESS of our LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.  I invite comments, questions, or other notes of interest about our LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.

I have barely touched the surface of this important subject.  I plan to include more in future walking blog updates.

Any errors in my writings are my errors alone.  I am always desireous to share ... and be corrected.

This is part of what I have learned of my FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH.  I want to know much more.


1 comment:

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