Moving along through all the glands that encompass the endocrine system, we arrive at the Pituitary gland which is quite possibly the most important part in the endocrine system.
This gland has been referred to as “THE MASTER GLAND”… It’s located at the base of the brain just below the hypothalamus.
WHAT ROLE DOES THIS MASTER GLAND PLAY
The pituitary gland governs the equilibrium or balance of the entire glandular system. In the words of Dr. N.W. Walker D.Sc., “The front part of this gland is concerned with the growth of the body and in the reproductive functions. The hormone which this gland generates serves to stimulate the sex glands.
The posterior, or rear part is involved in the contraction of the muscles, in the pressure of the blood circulating system, and in the color pigment of the skin. It also exerts a controlling influence on the function of the kidneys, regulating the passage of water through them.
The intermediate, or middle part of this gland, on the other hand exerts a restraining influence on the function of the kidneys. Thus we see both functions of the same organ or gland, regulated by different parts of another gland. It is easy to see how the dysfunction of the pituitary gland would cause either an excess or a deficit in the flow of urine.”
Today I constantly see commercials for prescriptions to help folks manage what’s referred to as an overactive bladder issue, this mainly affects the ladies, but as men age leaky bladder issues can become an issue for them as well.
Dr. N.W. Walker D.Sc., also found the starch molecule in grain and flour foods may be blamed for many pituitary disturbances, disrupting the function of the kidneys. This stood to be true even in children that were having bedwetting issues. When they were taken entirely off cereals, bread and other starchy foods, and given fresh raw vegetable juices instead of milk, this habit of bed-wetting soon ceased. This is not a coincidence, as the difficulty which so many elderly folks have in controlling urination may usually also be traced to their copious intake of starchy foods.
Proper nutrition and hygiene for all the cells in our body will enable all the glands to function at their best, without the need of synthetic vitamins and hormones.” (Dr. N.W. Walker N.D.,)
So in conclusion if you happen to notice weakness in your kidney’s through the inability to hold your urine,, if you have pigment issues with the skin, if you have blood pressure issues. First nutritional/dietary change that would stand to reason would be to get off the starchy foods, and replace them with more fruits/vegetables on a daily basis. Drink lots of clean water daily to assist the kidneys in proper filtration.
This also stands to reason for ladies and young ladies who have menstrual cycles that make them sick each month, either heavy bleeding, headaches etc. Ditch the starches in favor of lots of fresh fruits/veggies, drink more water and avoid carbonated drinks and refined sugars. That’s not to say this is going to totally rebalance any hormonal imbalances completely. But remember your health is only as good as the soil it’s planted in, meaning the stress environment , the foods your choose to eat. chemicals you are subjected too.
But reducing the starchy intake is a definite health benefit to everyone since the majority of folks in our country have a starch intake overload on a daily basis.
Stay tuned because the next endocrine organ we are going to, address will be the thyroid… THAT BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY!
Dr. Jodi Barnett N.D.
Harvested Health LLC