disease fighting

Everyone on Earth was infected with a disease with no cure. The only thing keeping humanity alive is a drug that fights the disease, but can’t kill it. When you run out of money to keep buying your daily dose, you notice something. You’re not dead.

I made this guide for my mom because she is trying to eat more plant based! I hope this helps you too :)

Vitamins:
 
- B1 (Thiamine)
 - B12 (Cobalamin)
 - B2 (Riboflavin)
 - B3 (Niacin)
 - B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
 - B6 (Pyridoxine)
 - B7 (Biotin)
 - Folate
 - Vitamin A
 - Vitamin C
 - Vitamin D
 - Vitamin E
 - Vitamin K

Minerals:
 
- Calcium
 - Copper
 - Iron
 - Magnesium
 - Manganese
 - Phosphorus
 - Potassium
 - Selenium
 - Sodium
 - Zinc

B1: Maintains healthy hair, nails and skin and aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Nutritional yeast, pine nuts, soymilk, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green peas, asparagus, most beans, rice bran, watermelon, whole grains, macadamia nuts, artichokes, coriander.

B12: Red blood cell production, needed for optimal brain function to prevent depression and mania. Aids in digestion and improves iron uptake.
-Fortified almond milk, fortified cereals, spirulina, vegan protein powder and nutritional yeast. I just take a B12 tablet J

B2: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Whole grains, almonds, sesame seeds, spinach, fortified soy milk, mushrooms, quinoa, buckwheat and prunes.

B3: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
­-Chili powder, peanuts, peanut butter, rice bran, mushrooms, barley, potatoes, tomatoes, millet, chia seeds, whole grains, wild rice, buckwheat, green peas, avocados, and sunflower seeds.

B5: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Nutritional yeast, paprika, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, whole grains, broccoli, avocados, tomatoes, soy milk, rice bran and sweet potatoes.

B6: Aids in maintaining homeostasis, prevents anxiety by helping the amino acid tryptophan to convert to niacin and serotonin for healthy nerve function. Also helps ensure a healthy sleep cycle, appetite, and mood. Helps with red blood cell production and immune function.
- Almonds, chia seeds, peanuts, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, onions, oats, tomatoes, carrots and walnuts.

 B7: Converts food to energy, helps reduce blood sugar by synthesizing glucose, helps make and break down fatty acids needed for healthy hair, skin and nails.
- Almonds, chia seeds, peanuts, peanut butter, sweet potatoes, oats, onions, tomatoes, carrots and walnuts. 

Folate: Merges with B12 and Vitamin C to utilize proteins and is essential for healthy brain development and for healthy red blood cell formation.
- Spinach, beans, lentils, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, avocados, mangoes, oranges, whole grains, basil, peanuts, artichokes, peanut butter, cantaloupe, walnuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, peas, celery, hazelnuts, and chestnuts.

Vitamin A: Keeps skin healthy, improves immune system function and aids in the production of healthy blood and cellular function.
- All leafy greens, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, winter squash, wheatgrass, grapefruit, cantaloupe, red bell peppers, orange bell peppers, and goji berries.

Vitamin C: Helps fight inflammation, improves your mood, and helps fight off diseases and colds. Beneficial for skin, hair and nails and supports natural collagen function in the body.
- All leafy greens, all vegetables, all fruits, chestnuts, goji berries. Oranges, lemons, limes and fortified orange juice are the best sources.

Vitamin D: Helps with bone health, digestive health, overall metabolic health, and important in preventing muscle weakness, cancer and depression.
- All types of mushrooms, fortified cereals, almond milk, soy milk and the sun!!

Vitamin E: Protects your skin, fights the look of aging. It’s a powerful fat soluble antioxidant that helps protect cell membranes against damaged caused by free radicals. Helps with cholesterol.
- All nuts, all seeds, avocado, spinach, rice bran, wheat germ, whole grains, broccoli, mango, tomatoes, kiwi fruit, swiss chard, olives, mustard greens and asparagus.

Vitamin K: Helps with blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding. Also helps prevent blood clots. Important for protecting our bones and prevents easy breaks and fractures.
-Kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, swiss chard, parsley, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, blueberries, prunes, grapes and raspberries.

Calcium: For bone building, as well as responsible for proper muscle contraction, maintenance of the heartbeat and transmission of nerve impulses.
-Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, kale, sweet potato, chickpeas (hummus), lentils, pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans, fortified almond milk, fortified soy milk, whole wheat, fortified orange juice, orange and raisins.

Copper: Helps with bone and connective tissue production. Also helps produce melanin. Without it you can cause osteoporosis, joint pain, lowered immunity and helps absorb iron.
-Kale, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, sesame seeds, chickpeas, prunes, avocado, and tofu.

Iron: Needed to make proteins, such as hemoglobin and myoglobin in the blood. It helps carry oxygen from our lungs to our tissues. Iron rich foods should be eaten with foods high in Vitamin C to help with absorption.
-Molasses, dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, tofu, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

 Magnesium: Important nutrient for a host of regular enzymatic functions throughout your body. Helps with energy, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, lack of energy and fatigue, joint pain, low blood sugar, lack of concentration and PMS. 
-Oats, almonds, cashews, cocoa and cacao, seeds, all leafy greens, bananas, sweet potatoes, whole grains, beans and brown rice.

Manganese: Required by the body for proper enzyme functioning, nutrient absorption, wound healing and bone development.
-Hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sesame and flax seeds, whole wheat bread, tofu and beans.

Phosphorus: Required for proper cell functioning, regulation of calcium, strong bones and teeth, making of ATP, and helps with anemia, muscle pain, bone formation and weakened immune system.
-Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, Brazil nuts, tofu, beans and lentils.

Potassium: Important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues and organs in the human body. Helps with your nervous system and shin splints or locked toes.
-Lima beans, swiss chard, sweet potato, potatoes, soy milk, spinach, avocado, lentils, pinto beans and coconut water.

Selenium: Mineral that is needed in small amounts by the body to help regulate the thyroid hormones and support a healthy immune system. It is also an antioxidant that protects cells from damage due to free radicals.
-Mushrooms, couscous, whole wheat pasta, rice, oats, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, tofu and beans.

Sodium: Needed for proper muscle contractions, nerve transmissions, maintaining pH balance and hydration.
-Everything has sodium, don’t worry about this one. If you use table salt, you are good. (But don’t use too much or it will cause bloating). Drink lots of water when consuming sodium.

Zinc: Helps your body with carbohydrate metabolism, efficient production of testosterone to prevent estrogen dominance, helps enhance skin and nails, helps enhance your sense of smell, healthy growth, healthy eyesight, wound healing and your immune system. 
-Beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, oats, wheat germ, and nutritional yeast.

Fruit and vegetables fall into five different colour categories: red, purple/blue, orange, green and white/brown. Each colour carries its own set of unique disease-fighting chemicals called phytochemicals. It is these phytochemicals that give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colour and of course some of their healthy properties.

What’s in a colour?

RED
Red fruits and vegetables are coloured by a natural plant pigment called lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of cancer and keep our heart healthy.

PURPLE /BLUE
The plant pigment anthocyanin is what gives blue/purple fruits and vegetables their distinctive colour. Anthocyanin also has antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage and can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

ORANGE/YELLOW
Carotenoids give this group their vibrant colour. A well-known carotenoid called Betacarotene is found in sweet potatoes, pumpkins and carrots. It is converted to vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy mucous membranes and healthy eyes. Another carotenoid called lutein is stored in the eye and has been found to prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness.

GREEN
Green vegetables contain a range of phytochemicals including carotenoids, indoles and saponins, all of which have anti-cancer properties. Leafy greens such as spinach and broccoli are also excellent sources of folate.

BROWN/WHITE
White fruits and vegetables contain a range of health-promoting phytochemicals such as allicin (found in garlic) which is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Some members of the white group, such as bananas and potatoes, are also a good source of potassium.

After Bitty teaches him how to use snapchat stories properly, Jack takes habit to sneaking around and startling Bitty.

So basically its just Jack crouching behind a chair or crawling behind the kitchen counter.

And when he jumps out he trys to start a conversation since his goal is to startle Bitty, NOT scare.

Bitty is baking a pie: “…..!!MMMH SOMThing smells good you baking? Yeah thats cool what flavor?”

Bitty studying: “….!!STUDYING HArd or hardly studying, am I right?

Bitty brushing his teeth: ”….!!FIGHTINg gum disease? Good job Bittle, remember to floss.“


Bitty’s twitter followers always know when to check Jack’s snapchat,

[Eric Bittle @ omgcheckplease:
Boy thinks he’s being cute.😊
Lord give me the strength. 🙏 ]

Overall Bitty doesn’t mind, he purposely overreacts most of the time because Jack isn’t exactly the most silent of sneakers, and he also enjoys how giggly Jack gets when he believes he’s “got em”.

When your body is fighting against you, every day is a battle.
—  to all of my fellow spoonies. stay strong. stay brave. 
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What is inflammation? And what can you do about it when you have HIV? Get the answers from a disease-fighting CD4 cell in the body’s immune system.

Watch the video, talk to your healthcare provider, and find out more at HelpStopTheVirus.com

Do you guys know why I’m so adamant about you vaccinating your kids?

I’m immunocomprimised. It means my immune system is weakened. I have very weak lungs and I rely on herd immunity to stay safe.

I’m allergic to the shot people get for whooping cough. How do I know? I had a 3 week, painful reaction. Now, this was a while ago, before shit hit the fan with the whole anti-vax movement.

But do you know what my doctor told me? It was safer for me to get the shot that I’m ALLERGIC TO than rely on herd immunity because if I get the shot, I’ll be in moderate-severe pain for about 3 weeks max. If I get the disease, I will die. My lung capacity is bad enough, but my body is too weak to fight the disease.

So not only are you putting your child’s life at risk by not vaccinating them, you’re putting mine and all the other people who cannot be vaccinated at risk because of a selfish decision that isn’t backed by science.

With the suicides of Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell I think it is important that we notice something. Depression is not based in how much we have or how little. Depression is not a reaction to our circumstances. Depression is a disease, and these two men lost their battle to it. I don’t want to hear shit like “They are cowards and took the cowards way out.” If you believe that you are part of the problem. Honestly if you do believe please look at why you think that, because it isn’t true and by saying that you have proven to those around who have anxiety or depression that you will not help them, cause you really don’t understand or want to.

Depression isn’t something that you can fix by going for a run or being told “Hey other people have gone through this so suck it up.” Depression is something people have to deal with for their life time. Some people will need to go on medication, others therapy and others suffer in silence.
If someone comes to talk to you about their struggle, please listen to them first before you start comparing it to your struggles or telling them to go for a run or that their heart isn’t in the right place. They may need to just be heard, ask them how you can help them.

Be there and watch your words. You may never know what people around you are dealing with. And with your words you may alienate those who need help, cause they will see your disrespect as a reason to never talk to you about their struggles. But if you are open and kind the opposite may happen, they may let you into their struggles and you can let them know you are there and maybe help them get help in fighting their disease, their depression.

Eating disorders are NOT all about food and weight and body image. They are associated yes, but not exactly… I wish so desperately that people would stop blaming eating disorders on vanity, looks or insecurity. They are ever entrancing mental illnesses that often stem from an inability to communicate pain, discomfort or rejection. Eating disorders don’t just develop because you want to ‘lose a few pounds, or because you eat too much or you purge sometimes’, they develop because you are seeking a way in which to disappear, to numb, to disconnect. Recovery does not happen by fixating on this idea of loving yourself whole-heartedly, every day, 24/7; but by being able to live DESPITE not liking yourself. Living despite the obsessions and maladaptive coping mechanisms and decades of unlearning habits and behaviors. Eating disorders are the only disease in which the posion AND the cure are within the same person fighting the disease in the first place.
—  I Am My Own Cure (Gracie Mandel)

When I log into tumblr I see a variety of amazing people all trying to find their way to health. I see people who want to lose 200+ pounds and those who want to lose 15. I see some people trying out intermittent fasting to keep their binge eating in check, while other people like to eat multiple small meals a day. I see people who feel ketosis helps keep them satisfied while burning their body’s fat and at the same time people who can’t feel full without some carbs. I see vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. I see people eating clean and people just casually trying to cut calories. I see people trying to drink more water, simply move more, and eat out less. I see people wanting to run marathons and people who just want to walk a few more steps. I see people preparing for weight loss surgery. I see people using food to fight disease whether that be diabetes, auto-immune diseases, or PCOS. I see people trying to do their best in a world that wants to make being healthy complicated, monetized, and practically impossible.

Do I agree with everyone’s diet? No way! But most of the time I don’t even follow my own guidelines enough to feel comfortable policing anyone else. Everyday I try to be better. I allow myself to learn and I move forward so I can grow into better, stronger, and healthier person. I try to do what works for me and I respect that you know what works for you.

Every single person I follow is unique and different and I respect your journey to find what works for you. We don’t need to tear down each other down when were all simply taking our own path to the same destination. There is no one size fits all answer to health and everyone’s experiences are valid.

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Besides being crippled in tremendously physical Viking culture, abandoned by his legendary father (who also left him to die in the woods), suffocated with too much love from his mother, overcompensating for his disease and being schooled by an extremely religious lunatic in Floki, Ivar turned out better than you would expect. He has chosen to fight his disease every day, by being very independent, and dragging himself everywhere. Due to his disease he has always been the observing one—a lone wolf—but that has made him very intelligent. He is manipulative, skilled, religious and provocative, but most of all he is a sad, angry and vulnerable kid. All he really does in the beginning of this season is compensating for his disease and trying to prove himself, to be loved equally and rightfully.

The Croods Theory

The 2013 Dreamworks animated film titled “The Croods” recently became available on Netflix. With no financial risk involved, I thought I’d give it a try.

This film confused me greatly. Every scene seemed to create more questions, none of which were given a clear resolution in the end:

  • Where did all these bizarre hybrid organisms come from?
  • Why were the Croods themselves so improbably unintelligent?

Several weeks after seeing the film, it clicked. It suddenly all make sense:

The Croods takes place in the distant future, long after the genetic apocalypse.

Let me explain. In today’s world, the ability to alter genomes is becoming more and more accessible and affordable. Individuals, hobbyists, even children, have access to technologies that were unthinkable just a decade earlier. The movement has become common enough that that it even has a name: biohacking. This is where the story of the Croods begins. Here and now.

Imagine a future where genetic biohacking is ubiquitous. The human race has been splicing genomes for centuries. It started as a means to provide food and fight disease for an ever growing population, but eventually evolved into something else.

Soon tinkerers began creating custom house pets. It started out with seemingly harmless things, like rabbit-sized rodent/elephant hybrids, and tree like terrestrial corals for garden landscaping:

Eventually, this grassroots movement became commercialized. More and more elaborate hybrids were created by genetic artisans, who in turn sold their genetic patents to massive corporations looking to take advantage of the latest trends in custom pets and zoological theme parks:

This ultimately culminated in the creation of avian/mammalian carnivore megafauna as status symbols for the extremely wealthy:

As trends in hybrid species shifted, their caretakers lost interest in the older breeds. Many of these animals were released into the wild, resulting in ever expanding feral populations. With no natural predators, these populations displaced most of the native species, and eventually became naturalized.

Meanwhile, the genetic revolution had also resulted in darker industries. Looking for cheap labor, natural resource harvesting corporations began exporting their operations to countries with lax genetic regulation. Here, away from the prying eyes of world governments, they were able to develop a new strain of human:

Their large and muscular bodies were well suited to hauling heavy industrial equipment. Their dimwitted nature meant they were easily contained, and their instinctual fear of anything new prevented any deviation from the oppressive status quo set forth by the corporation.

The genetic revolution wasn’t without it’s detractors however. Religious fringe groups had long viewed genetic tampering as an affront to god. In their eyes, tampering with genetic code was tampering with the divine plan of god himself.

Eventually, terrorist groups formed. These extremist sects began targeting government facilities dealing with genetic research. Rather hypocritically, they attacked such facilities with the very weaponized viruses they stole in their raids, apparently attempting to prove a point about the dangers of genetic modification.

Unfortunately, these viruses were not contained to the sites of terrorist attacks. The infection spread globally, killing over 14 billion people worldwide.

However, the commercially-developed labor caste possessed an immunity to the virus. Within a short time, they became the dominant human species on the planet.

Eventually only one surviving specimen of Homo sapiens sapiens remained:

Long after the last signs of civilization had crumbled to ruins, long after the genetic upheaval settled back into ecological equilibrium…

This is when the film takes place.

  • what she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: How long has Jurassic World been open? How did they reclaim the island from the rogue dinos from the first movie? Are any of the dinos in Jurassic World the ones that have been there all along, just recaptured? Why didn't they clean up the ruins of the original community centre? How did those kids manage to get a Jeep that's been sitting unused for 22 years into working condition at all let alone so fast? How do you even sell an idea like Jurassic World after the events of the first three movies? How was the T Rex in California from the third one spun in the media? What do animal rights activists think of the park? What about conservationists when they're literally feeding endangered sharks to that water thing for entertainment? Do the employees live on-site or are they ferried in every day? Why is a park in Costa Rica staffed exclusively by Americans? How does Costa Rica feel about having an island full of murder-lizards close by? Are the scientists using this gene splicing and cloning tech to save other endangered species? To fight disease? What are the scientific ramifications of the Jurassic World universe? Is 22,000 people a good visitor turnout for a park that size because I feel like they could do better? What does admission cost? Do they have tacky themed resorts like Disney? Why are people literally no longer impressed by fucking DINOSAURS that they need something bigger and scarier? How did they get everyone off the island when the T Rex was still loose? What were they even trying to accomplish with that thing who thought that was a good idea? Dr. Wu you were there in the first one WHY DID YOU THINK THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? HOW THE FUCK DID CLAIRE OUTRUN A T-REX IN THOSE HEELS?!??
  • What many people think survival of the fittest means: Only the physically strong and able-bodied who are most capable of being successful in life/business will survive on their own, which is why we need to stop all this welfare crap.
  • What survival of the fittest REALLY means: Those life forms with the most successful strategy for surviving in their niche get to pass their genes on to the next generation. In the case of humans, our successful strategy has been cooperation. None of these people who think they're the fittest are actually capable of surviving on their own, they're at least as dependent on other humans as anyone else, and probably much more dependent than others. They're just using "social darwinism" as an excuse to be hateful, uncaring, greedy little shit-bags who exploit and/or con other people out of their resources. IE, the key to their "success" is they've become parasites. People on welfare aren't parasites, it's the wealthy capitalists who are parasites sucking the life blood out of society. To extend the metaphor, people on welfare or food stamps are like organs in the host's body that are shutting down because of malnutrition caused by the parasites, and the body is trying to fight the disease by sending them help.
Remember laughing? Laughter enhances the blood flow to the body’s extremities and improves cardiovascular function. Laughter releases endorphin's and other natural mood elevating and pain-killing chemicals, improves the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to internal organs. Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!
—  Patch Adams
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Cutting Science Funding Today Costs Us More Overall

“How much money will we save by cutting funding to the EPA? To NASA Earth Science? To the National Institutes for Health? Take all those numbers for all those organizations that the proposed federal budget would slash and add them up. Now, do the math on the other side. What’s the cost of environmental pollution? Of unclean, unsafe water? Of air that puts us at risk of health problems like asthma, lung disease and COPD? Of a loss of Earth monitoring for extreme weather, climate change, sea level rise, droughts, and natural disasters? Of the cessation of medical research, working to fight preventable diseases, and working to cure some of society’s greatest afflictions such as cancer, heart disease, alzheimers and more?”

The President of the United States just released his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, and there are some big losers in the scientific world. The EPA, the NIH, NASA Earth Science and many other organizations that exist for the benefit of America and all of humanity are poised to lose a significant amount of federal funding. This doesn’t simply affect the scientists who lose their jobs. If we take as a given that the projects that these organizations invest in are vital at some level, and that they will need to be accomplished at some point, we’re actually making it far more expensive in the long run. The loss of expertise, the cessation of production and the exodus of the team that would provide scientific continuity are all extremely costly, and will make all of these projects cost us more than they would have overall. We saw this lesson firsthand just a few years ago with James Webb. 

Are we really willing to throw away so much money and time now just to shave a tiny bit off the deficit for the short-term?

the falsettos set (another v long post)

i think the set is really interesting in that most of the time it’s made of these foam pieces that make up a big cube, like everything is a little bit made up, like it’s just playing house, or as whizzer once puts it, “family charades”, until whizzer gets sick and then all of a sudden it’s real furniture, like everything was just a game in comparison to the disease whizzer is fighting, in comparison to the coming tragedy the family is now pulling together to try to face

i also think it’s interesting that the cube and its pieces represent the tight-knit family, and also kind of what marvin wants–actually, the set is like this playground that they’re all playing in and being children in, and marvin is sort of trying to force it to be a certain way, like he wants their family to fit in the way all the pieces fit into the cube, but he just cant force it because they’re not play pieces

in “marvin hits trina”, he literally physically knocks it all apart when things dont go his way, like he’s throwing a tantrum

in “falsettoland/about time”, the set is set up like little house and the men are boxed in, and i feel like that symbolizes the stereotypes they’ve been boxed into, and the things society expects from them, and the things marvin himself used to think and believe and expect from them and from himself, and then the men start to move their frames around, trying to get out of the box, and eventually he knocks it all apart, not in a tantrum this time but because he realizes it’s time to grow up and stop playing around and stop trying to force everyone to be what he wants them to be, and so everyone sits on top of their blocks, no longer forced into or expected to be a part of this game, but still, they kind of want to play with him, and it’s fun, and they stay and continue using their playset, right up until “something bad is happening”

then, as i mentioned, shit gets real and they stop playing to attend to one of their family members and stay by his side

after whizzer passes, they return to their playset, and the cube fits together and the family fits together, finally the way marvin wanted when he was being childish, but one of the players is missing now and he cant be replaced and everyone feels his loss in their family, and they pull out one of the central pieces of thr cube and use it as his gravestone, and jason puts the chess piece on it in remembrance

and he’s still part of the family, part of the game they will probably return to playing, even if he’s gone, because that marker is made of the same stuff the rest of the pieces, the rest of the family, is made of, and they’ll always remember and feel his loss and love him

Humans are Organic Swiss Army Knives

Have you ever thought about how it’s our blood, the stuff we need to function, that stops itself from getting out. Like oh my gosh there’s a hole let me just grab my buddies and block the way no the rest of you can’t go out sorry. But like the fact that blood is so multipurpose is amazing. Other parts are too, but think about it. Red blood cells carry oxygen, white blood cells fight disease, idk what part makes it congeal and form scabs, and there’s probably a lot more. I don’t know about you, but I feel like aliens would not have so many uses for one part of their body. We have all kinds of things like that though that don’t necessarily make sense.

Your stomach reacts to strong emotions to give you that gut feeling on top of digesting things.

Adrenaline keeps your autonomous system going (heart rate, dilation of pupils, secretion of sweat and saliva) on a daily basis but gives us super powers basically in dire circumstances.

There’s probably a lot more, but that’s what I have off the top of my head. Feel free to add. I’m no expert.