The most important organ

One day, the body got together and decided to have a board meeting. Here’s what went on behind closed doors.

There was intense discussion to determine WHO WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE BODY. The BRAIN was the first to speak. “Without me, nothing would be accomplished.”

Then, the HEART spoke up. “Without me pumping blood to your brain, you could not function.”

The ARMS laughed. “You’re both wrong; without me to put food in the mouth, nothing would work.”

The STOMACH said, “Without me, your food would not digest.”

The LUNGS bellowed back, “Without me, you couldn’t breathe.”

The EYES blinked, “Without me, you could not see.”

The KIDNEYS snorted, “Without me, you could not detoxify and eliminate.”

Then, the COLON meekly spoke up. “I am important. You need me to eliminate all of the garbage from your systems.” Everyone laughed and made fun of him. “How can you be as important as we are? You’re just a smelly old sewer.”

The poor colon—his feelings were hurt! He turned away and thought, I’ll show them. HE SHUT DOWN!

Then, he sat back and watched what would happen.

The BRAIN was stupefied.

The HEART’s beat was weak and irregular.

The ARMS were weak and couldn’t move.

The LUNGS—their breathing was shallow.

The EYES became clouded.

The KIDNEYS quit.

Then, the COLON looked around and decided it was time to call another meeting. It wasn’t too lively this time, but everyone was in total agreement. THE COLON WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT ORGAN.

Dr. Julia Whipkey-Michniewicz has an office in Rockford. You can reach her at (815) 962-3326 or at

from the March 21-28, 2007, issue

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