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- Pancreas Driver (ED-15)
Pancreas Driver (ED-15)
Bottom Line: Digestion and Sugar Regulation
The Pancreas Driver relates to your pancreas and its dual role in digestion and sugar regulation. In essence, your pancreas converts food into energy and we can see the drive of the pancreas as taking the life force energy from the food the stomach has processed and sending it outwards to the blood and the cells. The Pancreas Driver is also about processing thoughts. Just as in Chinese Medicine, NES links this driver to intellect and the capacity to think clearly. When balanced, you can digest well, have sustained energy and you find it easy to process information and discern what’s required to achieve your goals and manifest your intentions.
Most of the pancreas is dedicated to digestive function. The digestive cells of the pancreas produce around a litre of digestive juices per day, depending on what you have eaten of course. These are released through the pancreatic duct into the first part of the small intestine to mix with the partially digested food coming in from the stomach. A juicy cocktail of enzymes breaks down the particular constituents of foods, the carbohydrates, the proteins and the fats, so that they are small enough to be efficiently absorbed through the walls of the small intestine and taken into the bloodstream. A duct leading from the gallbladder joins with the pancreatic duct to mix bile with the digestive juices to help with fat digestion.
Your pancreas also produces hormones that are released directly into the bloodstream. These are produced by several types of cells that cluster together like little islands dotted throughout the pancreas– collectively they are called the Islets of Langerhans and you can see these cells in Integrator 12. These cells monitor what’s happening in the blood as it passes through the pancreas and produce hormones to adjust blood sugar and energy delivery to the cells. Insulin takes sugar from the bloodstream and to the cells, thus lowering blood sugar; glucagon sends a signal to the liver and muscles to release stored sugar into the bloodstream, thus raising blood sugar; other hormones produced by these cells help to fine-tune this process and are involved in digestion and appetite regulation.
There are close links with the other organs of the digestive system, including the stomach, the small intestine, the liver and the gallbladder. The pancreas also works closely with the liver in regulating blood sugar. The tail of the pancreas nestles into the spleen and a network of blood vessels connect the two. In NES we see that the Pancreas Driver also has a role in immune function and antibody production. This energy field is a common place to harbour environmental toxins and low-lying infections, which the Pancreas Driver Infoceutical can help you to clear. This can have quite a strong detoxifying effect and for this reason it is not often not used, or used with caution on a first scan and is rarely used alongside the powerfully detoxifying Liver Diver.
Issues: With a Pancreas Driver priority consider the implications for digestion, sugar regulation, appetite and energy. Digestive symptoms may include poor appetite, indigestion, bloating, food sensitivities and the broad-spectrum of conditions that fall into the irritable bowel syndrome and “leaky gut” categories. Sugar regulation issues may give symptoms like fatigue, energy highs and lows, food cravings, dizziness or trembling if meals are delayed, headaches, poor concentration and mood issues. More broadly the pancreas is associated with the muscles and with holding the organs in place. A prolapse may be considered as a weakness in this energy system. Problems with fluid distribution such as fluid retention, or swollen and stiff joints may also be linked with a need to drive pancreas energy.
Consider the impact of stress on your pancreas system. The Pancreas Driver contains the information for the vagus nerve, which is concerned with parasympathetic nervous system control of the body. The parasympathetic is your rest and digest system. It works in balance with the sympathetic, which is your fight and flight system. Too much stress will switch off the signals to your digestive tract and may well be the cause of digestive symptoms. It will also tend to raise blood sugar, which, long-term, tends to increase inflammation in the body, something we don’t want. The pancreas is particularly affected by worrying or obsessive thinking. A weak driver energy may result in getting bogged down in your thinking, or becoming confused or indecisive.
ACTION: Manage Your Life
Questions: How can I better manage my life? Am I allowing myself to rest and digest? Am I missing some sweetness in my life?
Go For It:
- Raw foods contain natural enzymes that can boost your own supply. Try starting meals with a little grated apple and carrot or a small salad. On the other hand, the pancreas can be soothed by warming food and if “digestive fire” is weak you may want to warm the digestive system first before eating more raw foods. Slow-release carbohydrates help to support pancreas energy, whilst sugar and fast-release, more processed carbohydrates can stress the pancreas. Your Practitioner can help you to find a way of eating that suits you.
- Rest and digest. Chew food well, don’t eat on the run, focus on eating when you’re eating and nothing else.
- “Madness is to think of too many things too fast, or of one thing exclusively”. Focus on one thing at time, get it done and let it go.
- Clear the clutter. Feng shui your space. A cluttered environment can lead to cluttered thinking, stress and poor digestion.
PANCREAS DRIVER INFOCEUTICAL: This Infoceutical can help with digestive and sugar regulation issues. It may help to improve energy, appetite and allow you to last longer between meals. It can improve clarity of thinking and information processing and may assist you with managing all aspects of your life. It also helps your immune system to clear infection or environmental toxins that may be interfering with pancreas function.