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The Immune System “The normal function of the immune system is to protect the body using a series of cells, chemicals and barriers to fight of viruses, bacteria infections, and fungi. The lymphatic system normal functions are to clean up the fluid that may have been lost from the cardiovascular system, transport pathogens to be destroyed in lymph nodes, store white blood cells, and absorb glycerol and fatty acid from food” (Colbert, Ankney, & Lee, 2012). Rheumatoid Arthritis is a very common auto immune disease. As a Massage Therapist, I deal with a lot of clients that have this disease. Joint pain, swollen joints, and limited range of motion in the joints are a few indications of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Unfortunately, there isn’t a proven way to prevent this disease but diet and exercise can help is the symptoms. Gastrointestinal System The normal functions of the gastrointestinal system includes consuming food through the mouth and breaking it down through physical and chemical means in the mouth and in the intestine. Next the
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