A basic definition of the blood system is a red liquid that circulates in the heart, veins and arteries of man and animals. It’s also a portal system that stabilizes our body functions – nutrition, hydration, elimination, circulation. Each of these systems functions in a balanced manner. When this balance is disrupted the system breaks down.
Healthy blood coagulates, or clots. In a recent article (published by Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada) this process is explained as a normal process to stop bleeding after an injury is sustained. The article goes on explain that platelets and plasma proteins inside the blood allow this to happen by forming a solid mass over the broken blood vessel. Normally, this clot will dissolve – it’s a natural process.
This is a good example of our body “healing itself.” Our marvelous body can generally do this if it is given the correct tools to do its work. We are in charge of giving our body the tools. Our tool belt should contain adequate hydration, nutritious food, restorative rest, enjoyable relaxation, supportive social networks and a stimulating career path.
We may not always be able to keep our tool box filled with the needed equipment but at least attempting to keep it stocked with most of the tools that we use on a daily basis may get us through the hard times. When we are in danger of “throwing a clot” we want to have right tools at our disposal to handle the emergency.