Oct 25 2022
The Unseen Body - Dr. Jonathan Reisman
Welcome to Grit Nation, I’m Joe Cadwell the host of the show and on today’s episode I have the pleasure of speaking with physician, adventurer and author of the newly published book titled, The Unseen Body.His name is Dr. Jonathan Reisman, and on today’s show Jonathan and I will discuss how his passion for, travel, prehistoric crafts, food, and practicing medicine all coalesced when writing his book.We’ll open our conversation as Jonathan explains how cutting into a cadaver in medical school, and literally pulling back the curtains shrouding the hidden mysteries of the human body, was so influential to his becoming a doctor.Next, we discuss human anatomy, starting with the throat, which Jonathan believes is an overly complicated and anatomically flawed design, because of the highly coordinated ballet of nerves and muscles needed to keep us from dying every time we eat or drink.Later, we’ll unpack many of the bodies organs and tissues including the heart, lungs and fat, and we'll dive into why problems with our bodies plumbing networks can reak havoc on our health and well being. We’ll then discuss the importance of sleep for optimum cognitive performance, and why the pineal gland, located deep in our brain is responsible for the production and regulation of melatonin, a hormone necessary for a peaceful night’s slumber.And we’ll wrap up our conversation by focusing on the kidneys, as Jonathan explains why his favorite bodily fluid, urine, can be so beneficial in diagnosing potential health related issues.This episode is both fascinating and at times gross, and I hope you enjoy it, or at least learn something about your self that you didn’t know before.The Show Noteshttp://www.jonathanreisman.com/Union Home Plus Union Home Plus helps union members save money when they buy, sell, or finance their home.
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