I took some time out this weekend and read the 1st chapter of The Life Science Health System on www.rawfoodexplained.com. While reading, I discovered an overwhelming sense of inherit knowledge. Not the kind of knowing that makes you an expert but instead the kind that is innate, built in, or instinctive.
Life, made by those same set of natural laws as the universe, builds upon those laws to create biological processes in organisms that create, recycle, evolve & recreate. Since “organisms in nature live in symbiosis with each other and balance exists amongst them according to the food chain”(Fry), it only stands to reason that our bodies remain healthy as long as we are nourishing ourselves with those building blocks that maximize function. Survival depends on function, which depends on having air to breath, water to drink and nutrients to ingest. The nutrients our body uses such as carbohydrates, proteins, fat & water should come from the food we choose to eat. Logically, we would want to eat in a way that provides our living bodies "the nutrients needed to maintain vigor, stamina and function" (Fry).
The problem is that people are not taught the proper way of eating from birth & doctors would be out of business if they supplied their patients with the truth about the food we eat. Many studies have shown that the human anatomy agrees more with plant, vegetable & fruits and not meat or processed foods. “Man's structure, internal and external compared with that of the other animals, shows that fruit and succulent vegetables are his natural food”(Baker), with that being said (over 200 years ago) you would think that by now we would have perfected the ability to deliver to ourselves the exact nutrients for vitality, but this is not the case. Food as we know it today and/or buy in the grocery stores (9 times out of 10) is processed, modified and nutrient deficient.
If we contaminate our body with processed foods, meat, alcohol, prescription drugs, etc. we are going to have a body working hard to rid itself of foreign or poisonous substances. Yes our bodies reacts to all of those things like it is foreign, a poison or a toxin. When we eat meat, our stomach tries to overcompensate by adding more acid to the mix so the meat can be broken down. If we continue to eat meat on a daily basis, our stomach will always have to add more and more acid to the digestive process to try and break it down. Eventually, you end up with a more acidic internal environment. And since they found that cancer thrives in a highly acidic environment ,we should be trying to maintain a healthy pH in our body (CFS). Another thing to consider is when we eat processed foods that are packed with simple carbohydrates our bodies quickly digest it and turn it into sugar (glucose) which is released in the blood or it gets stored in the muscles in the form of Glycogen . If we have no more room to store it in the muscles, our body converts it to fat droppings that are stored in the body for use another time (ISU). Problems can arise when the body has too much sugar in the blood (diabetes) or too much fat being stored (obesity).
I have a friend that was in the hospital and they could not figure out what to do with his body's inability to digest food properly. He spent quite a while in there, being a guinea pig to the doctors who used the cure method instead of looking at prevention. After he had had enough, he left the hospital, still not having answers and started only eating raw/real food and no meat. Much to his surprise, not only did his digestive system begin to function properly, but he lost a ton of weight and had tons of energy. He felt and looked great, better yet, he acted in a healthy & happy manner.
To date, the majority of medical practices treat disease as something to be fixed from the outside in, when the truth is the exact opposite. If you want healthy looking skin, no matter how much lotion you put on it, you will not have a healthy glow if you're eating in a manner that makes your skin's biological processes function less efficiently. If you want a healthy body, you're not going to go to the gym only to follow it with a big mac (which is close to 1000 calories & loaded with high fructose corn syrup and meat filler). Instead, you're going to eat in a manner that maximizes your efforts. The same holds true with a fully functional body & mind, it starts with how well we are maintaining our living bodily functions from within (Fry).
The more and more research I do, the more changes I make. The first line of business for me is to give up meat entirely and incorporate more & more raw fruits and vegetables into my diet. I know once my body starts to work like it is designed to work (at full function) that I am going to feel so much better. I have to admit I am struggling with a lifetime of conditioning that made us all so unaware when it comes to health and nutrition. We are not carnivores, not by nature's standards (Bluejay). Do you think nature was wrong when designing the human body? Do you think nature and the natural world is wrong about what our body needs to function correctly and at maximum efficiency? Everything we know was built on natural law and “ nothing exceeds it's possibilities”(Fry).
Testimony : V. Arnold writes, "I know I have felt much better since changing to a raw foods, whole grains and mostly vegetarian diet. (Still working on eliminating the very occasional fish or poultry meal) While I struggled with energy, digestion and iron issues most of my life I find now those problems are gone. I still struggle with taste cravings, not my body craving it, just my mind telling me how much I liked something, only to eat it and wonder why I would ever have liked it in the first place and feeling gross for days. I haven't touched beef or pork in almost 2 years because I can't digest them anymore and just giving those 2 things up made a huge difference almost instantly. I gave up most sugars and all dairy years ago and don't miss them a bit . I think the biggest benefit to me is to be able to start my kiddos off with much better eating habits than we were taught."
I am no biologist, I am just a curious woman in constant search of the way to be harmonious with natural law so that I may live a healthy & happy life. Once I read chapter 2 of The Life Science Health System I will be back with other interesting tidbits about the awesome living body!
Lots of cool extras and information packed references. Happy Reading!
To see what happens to food as you digest it go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08VyJOEcDos & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeUlh9Cou38.
To see what happens in your body when you eat processed foods go here: http://www.realfarmacy.com/what-happens-in-your-body-when-you-eat-processed-foods/.
To see what happens in your body when you fast go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2CT4Y13kaU.
Learn about The American Parasite here: http://keybiotics.com/science.html.
Joaquin Phoenix drowns to prove point: http://bcove.me/0a7bvmk8.
Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al. “Molecular biology of the cell, 4th edition.” NCBI. 2002. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26883/>.
Baker, Arthur M. “Biological Adaptations.” 2000. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. <http://www.iol.ie/~creature/BiologicalAdaptations.htm>.
Bluejay, Michael. “Humans are naturally plant eaters.” June 2002. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. <http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/natural.html>
CFS (Cancer Fighting Strategies). “pH and Cancer: Acidic pH levels can lead to cancer.” n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. <http://www.cancerfightingstrategies.com/ph-and-cancer.html#sthash.hwW3ieQi.dpbs>.
Founder, Sayer Ji. “6 Bodily tissues that can be regenerated through nutrition.” Green Med Info.
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Fry, T.C. “The Life Science Health System.” Raw Food Explained. n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.
(ISU) Iowa State University . “Role of Carbohydrates”. Human Sciences. n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. < http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/content/carbohydrate>.
Keller, Chris. “9 Steps to Perfect Health.” Health for the 21st Century. n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. <http://chriskresser.com/9-steps-to-perfect-health-1-dont-eat-toxins>.