The Wellness Report
Nervous System

Nervous System

Nerve transmission and proper muscle function are vital to good health. Without proper nerve transmissions you would die. Nerves receive the messages from the brain and transmit, actually carry it, through nerve lines to its correct destination. The destination point then reacts in a very specific way. This is based upon the directive of the message sent from the brain.  The nerve endings are connected to organs, glands and muscles. Each of these perform special functions that help us to live.

The muscles play an entirely different role. Muscles are a kind of tissue made up of fibers that are able to contract, causing and allowing movement of the parts and organs of the body.

There are two basic kinds: striated muscle and smooth muscle. All skeletal muscles are striated, long and voluntary. They respond quickly to stimulation but are paralyzed by any stopping of nerve supply.

Smooth muscle, found in internal organs, is short and involuntary. It reacts slowly to stimulation but does not entirely lose its ability to contract if the nerves are damaged.

Minerals play an important role in the transmission of impulses between the nerves and the muscles. Minerals are part of all body tissues and fluids. They are important factors in keeping physiological processes going.They act in nerve responses, muscle contractions, regulate electrolyte balance and the making of hormones.

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Nutrients, Diet & Lifestyle


CALCIUM is a mineral necessary for healthy, strong bones and teeth, the transmission of nerve impulses & neuromuscular excitability.

MAGNESIUM is essential for the normal metabolism of potassium and calcium.

VITAMIN B-6 is necessary for the nerves and muscles, and digestion.

NIACIN is a B-complex nutrient which promotes growth, and the proper functioning of the nervous system.

INOSITOL is necessary for hair growth, the metabolism of fats and cholesterol and for the formation of lecithin.

POTASSIUM is vital for the normal operation of the nervous system and the muscles.

Dietary Suggestions

● Consume a diet of primarily raw foods. Fruits and Vegetables provide essential vitamins.

● Avoid processed foods that can stress the body like soft drinks, junk foods, sugar, greasy food, red meat, and any foods with artificial preservatives or sweeteners.

● Limit your caffeine consumption.


● Get moderate exercise regularly.

● Avoid alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

● Avoid stress & sustained tension.

● Get enough sleep.

● Try meditation, deep breathing and other relaxation techniques.

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