Regulatory Mechanisms

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Anecdotal observations by John Thomas

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Regulatory mechanisms: refers to any system or function that regulates and makes homeostasis possible.

The word METABOLISM refers to any and all functions of the body.  Metabolism is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of organisms.

Metabolism is usually divided into two categories: catabolism, the breaking down of organic matter for example, the breaking down of glucose to pyruvate, by cellular respiration, and anabolism, the building up of components of cells such as proteins and nucleic acids. Usually, breaking down releases energy and building up consumes energy.

The chemical reactions of metabolism are organized into metabolic pathways, in which one chemical is transformed through a series of steps into another chemical, by a sequence of enzymes. Enzymes are crucial to metabolism because they allow organisms to drive desirable reactions that require energy that will not occur by themselves, by coupling them to spontaneous reactions that release energy.

Enzymes act as catalysts that allow the reactions to proceed more rapidly. Enzymes also allow the regulation of metabolic pathways in response to changes in the cell’s environment or to signals from other cells.


When metabolism is in a state of balance, each and every regulatory mechanism of the body operates according to a preset plan that allows the body to monitor, identify, target and correct regulatory DYSFUNCTION or system that is out of balance.

When a vital organ [liver, heart, pancreas, brain, thyroid, etc. is unable to function properly or correct its dysfunction, symptoms appear and disease follows.

By definition, a regulatory system “regulates” itself seamlessly integrating with other body systems for the purpose of homeostasis i.e. health!

Examples are: blood sugar management and pancreatic function, digestion, bone formation and destruction, mitochondrial activity, formation of muscle, cartilage and any and all other specialized tissues, blood and lymphatic balance, pH management, thyroid activity, terrain management, sexual hormone balance…the list is endless.

When any system fails to do its job, the regulatory dysfunction can affect thousands of bodily functions, a set-off a series of chain reactions that build until symptoms appear and eventually a diagnostic label is rendered by doctor.

The TERRAIN of the body is everything and the terrain controls.

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