The Endocrine System
The Endocrine System comprises a collection of glands that secrete something, usually hormones. Hormones are substances that "make things work".
A medical practitioner who specialises in these is known as an Endocrinologist, but often that specialist is not an expert on every endocrine gland. For instance, an Endocrinologist who studies the sex organs often has limited understanding of the other endocrine glands such as the thyroid or adrenal glands.
In fact, when the human body is not working in the way that it was designed to, it has been said:
"It is not one thing, IT IS EVERYTHING!!"
Diagram from Dr. Lam
The Toxic Time Bomb
The Body Organs Comprising the Endocrine System are:
Hypothalamus (in the brain)
Pituitary gland (in the brain)
Placenta (during pregnancy)
Testicle (in males)
Ovary (in femules)
From "The Toxic Time Bomb" by Sam Ziff, PhD.
"Endocrine means to secrete inward or internally. The endocrine system is composed of glands and other structures that have the capability to produce substances (hormones) and secrete or release them directly into the blood or lymph circulatory systems (lymph, derived from tissue fluids, is gathered from all parts of the body and returned to the blood through its own circulatory system). Once released into the blood, hormones have a specific effect on another organ or part of the body."
"The organs or glands that have this endocrine capability are the pituitary, adrenals, thyroid and parathyroid, pancreas, gonads, the pineal, body and the para ganglia (a collection of cells that can store and release the neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine)."
The Relationship Between Mercury and the Thyroid
"1. The pituitary and thyroid glands in humans display an affinity for the accumulation of mercury.
2. The concentrations of mercury in the pituitary and thyroid glands were much higher than that found in the kidney, brain, or liver tissues in humans.
3. ...Rats given oral doses of mercuric chloride over a 90 day period displayed signs of mercury poisoning together with a reduction in uptake of the radioactive iodine. There was also a decrease in the secretion rate of thyroid hormones. After 90 additional days during which the rats had no exposure to mercury, the depression of thyroid function did not improve and was concluded to be permanent and irreversible."