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The Musculoskeletal System

Ask Yourself…. Yes No
Do your joints ache when the weather changes?    
Do you use the computer for long periods of time?    
Does your back often hurt?    
Have you ever received any bone injuries?    
Do you tend to strain your muscles and joints when exercising?    
Do you experience discomfort when carrying heavy items?    
Do have difficulty with certain actions such as squatting?    
Do you take medicines containing adrenal cortical hormones and thyroid hormones?    


Our inner skeletal structure is made up of a complex grouping of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles.  This strong, basic structure houses our delicate organs and physiological systems.  As such, the musculoskeletal system must be well cared for through regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Bones also house critical immune functions.  Deep within them lies the bone marrow, which creates red blood cells and white blood cells.  The latter are the soldiers of the immune system.  Every second, about eight million blood cells die and the same number are regenerated.

Therefore, without a diet rich in calcium and other bone strengthening nutrients, the body can be gravely compromised.   When properly nourished however, our white blood cells will flow freely from the marrow to constantly rejuvenate the immune system.