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Natural Health Charts: Urinary System
The human body consists of eight basic body systems (i.e., cardiovascular, circulatory, endocrine, muscular, nervous, reproductive, sensory and skeletal systems), and six systems of detoxification (i.e., the immune, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, respiratory and integumentary systems). The eight health factors can be used to prevent and treat nearly any infection, illness and disease, by achieving and maintaining a general state of homeostasis for all body systems. Certain amounts of additional nutrients, foods, herbs, chemicals, body chemicals, phytochemicals and/or other natural substances can also be used to build and rebuild, strengthen, repair, detoxify and heal each individual body system, based on its own functions and requirements.

Female Reproductive System
Immune System
Lymphatic System
Digestive System
Urinary System
Respiratory System
Integumentary System
Cardiovascular System
Circulatory System
Endocrine System
Male Reproductive System
Muscular System
Nervous System
Sensory Organs (Hearing)
Sensory Organs (Vision)
Skeletal System

Urinary System

The urinary system (also referred to as the 'urinary tract') includes two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder and urethra. Male and female urinary systems only differ in the length of the urethra. The urinary system balances fluids and electrolytes, produces and stores urine, and eliminates urine and toxins from the body. To do this, the kidneys purify and help maintain alkalinity of the blood, remove urine and toxins such as excess nutrients, body chemicals, urea, uric acid and lactic acid from the body via the urethra and bladder during urination.

Nutrients: carbohydrates, unsaturated fats, cholesterol (HDLs), protein, amino acids (arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glutathione, methionine), enzymes, GLA, VA, VB Complex, VC, VD, VE, VK, VP, calcium, chloride, choline, coenzyme Q10, copper, inositol, iron, lecithin, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, probiotics, selenium, silicon, sodium, vanadium, water, zinc
Foods: alfalfa, apple cider vinegar, barley, beans, blueberries, carrots, celery, cranberries, cucumber, grapes, grasses, legumes, nuts, pineapple, seeds, sprouts, strawberries, watermelon; green foods; raw foods
Herbs: brier rose, geranium, horsetail, lavender, lemongrass, mullein, oregano, peppermint, primrose oil, raspberry (fruit), sage
Body Chemicals: PGE1, SOD, dopamine, glucosamine, thyroxine
Phytochemicals: carotene, chlorophyll, quercetin
Other: RNA; glycerin; citric, malic and tartaric acids; oxygenation

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