The Glandular System
All of the above have traditionally been used by men for the prostate gland.
Diabetics of both Type I and Type II, and borderline diabetics as well, will be glad to hear about an exciting new natural product that will help them regulate their blood sugar levels more efficiently. SugarReg is a formulation of eight nutrients that support proper glandular function. Specifically, this combination helps support the body's effort to achieve balance between blood sugar and insulin. Many of the herbs in this formula (Banaba leaf, Gymnema, Nopal and Bitter Melon) have a history of successful use in supporting the glandular system. Bilberry provides antioxidant action and helps protect delicate eye blood vessels from the ravages of free radicals. Nopal nourishes the liver and promotes digestion. Chromium, a trace mineral, is essential for maintaining blood sugar levels within the normal range. (If additional nutritional support is needed, Type I diabetics should take SugarReg along with Pro-Pancreas. Type II diabetics should take SugerReg along with HY-C.)
As mentioned in the discussion of the pineal gland, melatonin is the hormone released by the pineal to signal our bodies that it is time to sleep. Research has shown that the pineal's production of melatonin decreases with age, and this decrease might have something to do with the aging process. Melatonin, which is also an excellent antioxidant, is now available as a supplement to help people sleep and to possibly combat some of the effects of aging. Melatonin should be taken 30 minutes before bedtime. It may be of particular benefit for those who travel to help with "jet lag." One word of caution about melatonin: A few individuals who take the product continuously (every day) will experience grogginess or drowsiness during the day. For that reason I recommend Melatonin primarily for "jet lag" or for persons with a known melatonin deficiency.
The glandular system consists of the endocrine glands: the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, thymus gland, sex glands (ovaries and testes), the pancreas, hypothalamus and adrenal glands. These all work together in monitoring the body's various functions, continuously making adjustments as needed. The hypothalamus, located in the brain in close association with the pituitary gland, is the link between the endocrine and nervous systems.
The glands produce and excrete chemical substances into the blood known as hormones. Hormones regulate basic drives and emotions, promote growth and sexual identity, control body temperature, assist in the repair of damaged tissues, and help generate energy.
The glandular system functions properly when it has ample stores of mineralsparticularly trace minerals. The thyroid gland, for example, is able to maintain proper metabolic rates and body fluid levels when it has ample iodine. A similar need has been established for chromium in the pancreas in its control of blood sugar levels.
Nutritional supplements rich in trace minerals, when taken with a well-balanced diet, can help ensure that the glandular system gets the nutritional elements it needs to function properly.
Below is a list of some of the words that were discussed to this lesson. If you are unclear as to the meaning of any, click on the word to review its definition:
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If you have five or more of the following indications, you may consider nutritional aid to the glandular system:
The key product for the glandular system is Master Gland.
- Eat fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains
- Personal hygiene and safe sex
- Avoid alcohol
- Manage stress
- Manage weight
- Eat regular meals
- Avoid simple sugars such as table sugar and white flour (most bakery goods)
- Get regular invigorating exercise
Click here for the Glandular System Flow Chart for Blood Sugar/Metabolism
Click here for the Glandular System Flow Chart for Reproductive
Notes on the Glandular System Flow Chart for Reproductive: To X-Action for Women add X-Action Gel.
Glandular System Products
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As a supplement to this lesson it is recommended that you read the following articles:
Before proceeding to the next lesson, complete the Self Evaluation for Lesson 12.