Any person with a body should understand the basics about why we eat and how the body uses food to function. When you understand how this works, you will begin to understand about health and disease. There are four basic processes that take place when one eats: Digestion, Absoption, Utilization and Elimination. When one or more of these processes are impaired, the body will begin to suffer. It may take many years for symptoms to appear, but appear they will. There are always signs along the way which could include constipation and/or diarrhea, fatigue, irritability, obesity, just to name a few.
Digestion is the first process that must take place in a healthy body. This is often the first place where people have issues. The body must break down the foods you eat into building materials and fuels for the body so that you'll have the energy to function as well as the ability to build and repair yourself. When foods are not broken down properly, one could experience gas, pain, lack of adequate muscle tissue, excessive thinness, or other symptoms. Lack of proper digestion could come from a weak pancreas, stomach or intestinal tract, or from poor food combining. The body breaks down foods as follows: Proteins are broken into amino acids for building and repair materials. Carbs are broken down into simple sugars for fuel. And Fats are broken into fatty acids and glycerol for building, repair and emergency needs.
Absorption takes place next. We must absorb the building materials, fuels and nutrients of the foods we eat to help the proper functioning of the body. Most people's intestines have become impacted with a thick coating of "mucoid plaque" from years of eating refined sugars, grains, meats and dairy products which are the foods most responsible for the formation of this plaque. All of these things tend to act more like "glue" in the body vs. nutrition. If you are unable to absorb nutrients, your body is essentially malnourished.
Utilization is how the nutrients we ingest get to and into the cells. The issue here is that most of the foods commonly eaten by people are acid-forming. Acidity, which causes heat, causes inflammation in the walls of the vascular system throughout the body which then causes things to clump and stick together. You could see such things as gallstones, liver stones, kidney stones as a result. When everything is stuck together, it causes under active conditions of the glands which supply hormones and steroids to assist in the utilization process. It becomes a downward spiral of symptoms, often treated with medications which only exacerbate the lack of utilization in the first place.
Elimination last, but certainly not least. The human body is always trying to eliminate things, whether it be coughing, sneezing, fevers, or bowel movements. If we do not eliminate our wastes, we build congestion all around and within the cells, causing cellular decay and death. Good elimination is moving your bowels several times per day, urinating throughout the day, sweating and breathing properly.
Almost all dis-ease symptoms stem from the failure of one or more of the above processes. By correcting digestions, absorption, utilization and elimination, we can live a healthy, vibrant, symptom free life.
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