Four Stages of Health- How the body works?
It’s about time we understand how the body works and ask ourselves:
“Why do we eat? is it for pleasure? nutrition? stress? and what happens to the food we eat?
Once we understand how the body heals itself and gets rid of toxins, we can better appreciate good health and ditch wrongful concepts of disease.
People need to eat food to stay alive. Food is necessary for most life forms on this planet and people will die if they don’t eat. We eat to give our cells energy.
We know that each cell in our body is like a city with its own duties. We also know that spirit or the “life force” is what helps keep life alive and gives it awareness. Even so, cells need an external source of energy to stay active.
Most people don’t think about how or why the body uses food when they eat. We usually think that if something is edible, the body can use it. This isn’t always true.
Let’s explore how the body breaks down and uses the foods we eat, and how it gets rid of the by-products and waste of these foods.
The Four Basic Processes
Digesting, absorbing, utilizing the food you eat and getting rid of what you don’t need, are processes that happen all the time (Digestion, absorption, utilization, and elimination). If something is wrong with one of these processes, the entire body will start feeling it. It might take a long time for a major symptom to show up, but it will happen eventually.
There are always signs that something might be wrong with your health. These include being tired, being obese or too thin, having bags under your eyes, getting rashes, having constipation and/or diarrhea, and more.
When we eat, the body, first, goes through the process of “Digestion”. This is when the body breaks down the food into building materials and fuels. Our cells require and sustain on these materials for energy to function, build and repair.
Food is broken down through enzyme action. This process starts in the mouth with alkaline enzymes that digest carbohydrates, sugars, and fats (Alkaline digestion). On the other hand, the stomach produces an acidic digestive enzyme called pepsin; an acidic enzyme released by HCL (hydrochloric acid) to digest proteins (Acidic digestion).
The breakdown of food starts in the mouth with alkaline enzymes that digest carbohydrates, sugars, and fats (Alkaline digestion). The stomach produces an acidic digestive enzyme called pepsin; an acidic enzyme released by HCL (hydrochloric acid) to digest proteins (Acidic digestion).
The small bowel is where the rest of digestion takes place (Alkaline in nature). If the foods we eat are not properly broken down due to a weak pancreas, stomach, and intestinal tract (or from a bad food combination), we will experience gas formation from fermentation and/or putrefaction. The more gas problems there are, the more weakness our cells experience due to bad diet choices.
The foods you eat are broken down into proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Proteins are broken down into amino acids, which help build and repair the body. Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars for energy. Fats are broken down into fatty acids and glycerol for energy and emergency needs.
Remember that we have alkaline digestive enzymes in the mouth for carbohydrate and fat digestion. We also have acid (pepsin) digestive enzymes in the lower stomach for initial protein digestion. After that, we have alkaline digestive enzymes in the pancreas and throughout the first part of the small intestinal tract to finish up the job for proteins, starches, sugars, and fats.
Almost all of our body processes are alkaline. The first process that happens in our body is digestion. If you are very thin or don’t have enough muscle, it is likely that your body has not been digesting your food properly.
After the first step of “Digestion, when food is broken down the body steps into its second step: “Absorption”. This is when the body absorbs the building materials, fuels, and other components. These include tissue salts, vitamins, tannins, alkaloids, flavins, and the like. The components travel to our cells to give us energy, stimulate growth and repair, or are stored for future use.
Absorption is when the small and large intestines take in the food. They do this by using villi (fingerlike projections on the surface of certain membranes) and small pores.
Although the process of “Absorption” should be simple, most people’s intestines are clogged with a hard thick rubber-like substance known as “mucoid plaque.” This thick plaque is developed in the GI tract and is primarily made of gluten, mucus, foreign protein, and other food by-products that function more like glue than nutrients!
This “mucoid plaque” prevents the nutrients in our meals from being properly absorbed into the body.
Most of us fall short in the when it comes to proper absorption of nutrients because of the obstructive mucoid plaque. if you are thin, undernourished, or have insufficient muscular tissue, you may be dealing with malabsorption.
Our cells require nutrition in order to survive. The Blood circulation and its highways (the vascular system) deliver the nutrition and act as a transportation system. But before nutrition can be delivered to the cells it must go through inspection which is done in the liver,
The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body. It filters the blood coming from the digestive tract, removing toxins and other harmful substances. The liver also produces bile, which helps to break down fats in the intestine. In addition, the liver stores vitamins and minerals, and produces enzymes that are essential for digestion. The liver is also responsible for metabolizing drugs and other chemicals.
The liver’s capacity to execute processes is incredible. It can generate its own amino acids, convert sugars to fats, and reverse the process. It has the ability to create or destroy.
This is where the significance of acid and alkaline becomes apparent. If our body, including our blood, becomes acidic, then the nutrition becomes anionic (coagulates). In other words, our building supplies (fats, fuels, minerals, and other compounds) begin to stick or clump together as a result of becoming more acidic.
The majority of the foods that people consume are acid-forming. Acidity generates heat, causing inflammation in the walls of blood vessels and throughout the body. In an attempt to neutralize the inflammation, lipids (fats) begin to adhere to the vessel’s walls. However, because of this lipid bonding, gallstones, such as gallbladder or liver stones, can form.
Cholesterol is the most common anti-inflammatory lipid that the body employs to combat inflammation. When tissues become inflamed and acidic, the liver increases cholesterol production in an attempt to fight it. Blood cholesterol levels, on the other hand, begin to rise as a result of this.
Furthermore, minerals begin to bond and form “rock-type” stones, such as kidney stones, bone spurs, and the like. The cell membrane’s tiny windows will not allow this “clumped” nutrition to be absorbed because they are too small.
When red blood cells cluster together and obstruct adequate oxygen delivery or utilization, this results in cellular starvation, which causes hypoactive conditions of glands and organs, loss of systemic energy, loss of muscle tissue, and death.
Many glands, such as the thyroid gland and adrenal glands, release hormones, steroids, and other chemicals to assist with the process of utilization. When these glands become hypo- or underactive as described above, utilization of calcium and other minerals is disrupted, resulting in many disease symptoms.
Calcium’s mission, for example, is to assist with the transportation of nutrients across cell membrane walls. When the thyroid gland is underactive, calcium utilization is slowed or stopped, which has a cascade effect and causes cellular starvation. Of course, this makes tissue weaker and exacerbates the problem until death.
The majority of people fall short in some way when it comes to utilizing their food.
Things that enter the body must, in most cases, be released -what goes in has to come out. If it comes out the same as it went in, there’s a problem. (You should not see undigested foods (other than corn) in your stools.)
When nutrients are broken down into their simplest forms for cell usage, numerous by-products result from the process—including gases, acids, cellular wastes, unprocessed proteins, and unusable substances such as vitamins and minerals —which must be eliminated.
The body is always attempting to get rid of waste in methods that we are unaware of. Cold and flu-like symptoms, for example, include sneezing, coughing, perspiration, aching joints, fever, and diarrhea. These symptoms are the body’s elimination processes for removing mucus, germs, poisons, and other impurities.
If we do not get rid of our waste, it will build internally (within cells) and interstitially (around cells), resulting in further cell deterioration and death. Eliminating properly means moving bowels three times each day, urinating often enough, sweating effectively, and breathing correctly.
The majority of people fall short when it comes to properly digesting, absorbing, utilizing and eliminating their food. This can result in many disease symptoms, including cellular starvation, loss of energy, and death.
Proper elimination is crucial for getting rid of impurities and by-products of digestion. By correcting these four stages of digestion, absorption, utilization, and elimination, we can regain our energy, develop vitality and vibrancy, and live a disease-free life.