The endocrine system is largely impacted by the foods we eat. I love cooking and I love making healthy foods look beautiful in photographs, so naturally food art was something that instantaneously came to mind for this art project. The foods I used in this project are all wholesome, beautiful foods. I have a blueberry that represents the hypothalamus, a red bean represents the pituitary gland, raspberries represent the thyroid and red beans represent the parathyroid. Quinoa represents the thymus, the corn represents the pancreas, pineapple represents the adrenal glands, cashews represents the ovaries and eggs represent the testes.
My project for this class was aimed at bringing awareness to a common problem that is constantly overlooked in American culture. Our advanced medical system promotes largely the use of taking medications to heal us, yet the answer to healing is right in front of us. The foods we eat impact a bodily system that generates many diseases that could easily be prevented – the resolution to the increasing amount of cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, fertility disorders, even cardiovascular diseases could all be prevented if we took care of the one system that never gets the attention it deserves – the endocrine system.