As I looked through the files, I decided to put a few of them in a blog as they could be of interest to fellow reflexologists.
Unfortunately not many are referenced as they were taken down in haste at conferences ,etc. However I am sure that if you search on the internet, you will come across the article plus the reference.
The Pineal Gland - 30% of its molecules are metallic and therefore magnetically sensitive.
(Think about this when holding your mobile next to your head!) T. Porter
Optimists have half the mortality rate of pessimists, and lowering your stress can add 10 years to you life.
(Giltay, Gelejnae, Zitman, Hoekastra & Schouten, 2004, Deiner & Chan 2011)
The skin is entirely replaced every month.
The lining of the stomach is renewing itself every week and the colon even faster.
The lining of the digestive tract is replaced every four days.
Heart tissue contains regions of stem cells that are available to replace damaged or dead cells — the entire heart regenerates itself at least three times in the course of a persons life.
(Laflamme & Murry, 2011)
Our bodies produce one Trillion new red blood cells each day.
(wahlesteot, et. al, 2017)
Our bodies are made up of 37 Trillion cells. This is a much bigger number than the galaxies in the known universe. (Bianconi et al 2013)
The relationship between poor blood sugar control and Alzheimers disease in particular is so strong that researches are now calling Alzheimers disease - Type 3 Diabetes.
High blood sugar is one of the biggest risk factors for depression as it is for Alzheimers.
Leptin and Endocrine function
We need to be aware of other factors affecting endocrine function. This is one example:
Leptin is a protein produced by fat cells — a hormone which regulates appetite amongst other things.
Leptin not only controls thyroid function, but has a major influence on the entire endocrine system, particularly the adrenals and the sex hormones.
Importantly, these issues will not be resolved until leptin is brought under control.
This is a reminder that in reflexology, endocrine function is influenced by working on other areas of the feet, apart from those relative to hormones. (Tony Porter)
Gluten is another hormonal disruptor, reducing blood flow to the brain, while also interfering with Thyroid function and depletes Vitamin D.
Not to do with Reflexology, but food for though at these times:
‘You are a slow learner, Winston’
‘How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.
‘Sometimes, Winston, sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder.
It is not easy to become sane.’
- George Orwell, 1984
More posts later
My Best Wishes, Tony Porter
Founder/Director A.R.T. Reflexology and Seminars.