14. Questions & Answers
I understand that specific exercises will cure certain disorders of the reproductive organs. Is this correct?
Exercise will not cure, but it is one important aspect in the whole realm of healthful living that contributes to your general well-being.
Are there any similarities between the human menstrual cycle and that of other primates?
By definition, the menstrual cycle begins on the first day of flow and ends the day before the next period of breeding. In the human female, the average menstrual cycle is 28 days in length. The cycle of the chacma baboon is 32 days and amazingly regular in contrast to the wide individual and monthly variability of the human cycle. Mean menstruations are five weeks apart in the chimpanzee. The average primate cycle occupies about one lunar month. Primates (apes and men) do not have a single breeding season but are fertile throughout the year.
Why does sterility occur in some people?
Sterility in human beings may have several causes. It may result from defects in the structure of the reproductive organs. Certain diseases that have resulted from unhealthful living practices may affect the reproductive organs and cause sterility. Improper balance of the hormones produced by the pituitary gland, the thyroid gland, the adrenal glands and the sex glands may result in failure to produce eggs or sperm.
What are the sex steroids and what effect do they have on male and female characteristics?
The sex steroids, estrogen and progesterone,, are given off by the ovaries (female sex organs). These steroids are responsible for the female's smooth, soft skin; high-pitched voice; rounded hips; and the development of the breasts.
Androgens are sex steroids that are produced by the testes (male sex glands). Androgens are responsible for the male's beard, large muscles and deep voice. They may even influence personality traits such as aggressiveness, which is considered a male characteristic.
Every month about five days before I begin
to menstruate, I develop edema. My doctor prescribed water pills but I do not like to take medication. What can I do?
Fortunately your problem is not a big one. It can be overcome easily. First, I suggest that you try fasting for a while, about four to five days. Your total intake should be distilled water as thirst requires. Then I suggest that you start eating only fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, all raw and properly combined. You must not eat any salt, condiments, cooked foods, soft drinks, canned foods, processed foods, fried foods, or anything other than fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Water retention (edema) is due to toxic materials in the blood and lymph stream—usually inorganic materials from salt, minerals from hard water, minerals from deranged cooked foods and from irritants as found in condiments. The body buffers these toxins with, water so they will offer less harm to the cells and tissues. When you remove the causes, the problems cease.
> Lesson 78 - Reproductive Problems Of Men And Woman
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