Nutritional – 101

Oct 26, 2020 | Thrive

The Nutritional systems of our bodies can be complex, however you don’t have to understand every aspect of how your body works to cultivate an amazing field of vitality. You just have to understand the foundations! Here is why.

At the highest level, your body operates through inputs and outputs (sensory and motor). You take in food, water, and air which become the raw materials for energy and the structure of the body. The byproduct of these processes is waste, which can no longer be used by the body, and is excreted through the lungs, colon, kidneys and skin.

Inputs are said to support our state of nutrition and sensory integration, while outputs are generally said to support our movements action and systems of detoxification. When our body does not receive or is unable to absorb adequate nutrients, we experience deficiency. When our body is unable to get rid of waste properly, we experience toxicity. Aging and dis-ease are a result of the combination of deficiency and toxicity which over time create excessive inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. Therefore, any strategy to combat aging and dis-ease must address these!

Would you be surprised to learn that in the United States, most people are actually suffering from both deficiency and toxicity. We are actually being poisoned by the foods we eat. It’s hard to believe that such an abundant society could ever experience this. But the fact is, most of us are consuming raw materials that stress the systems of the body instead of supporting them.

Your Vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Your Neurotransmitters, hormones and immune cells are all hardwired to bring your body vitality.  When the body is under stress from neurotoxins and others external and internal stressors, theses essential nutrients are taken to combat the stress.

They are used to make Cortisol, a stress hormone. They are used to produce inflammation, swelling, tenderness, and immobility to help protect you.  When the body is in growth and regeneration theses nutrients are used to rebuild tissue and bring vitality and proper detoxification to all the systems of the body. Site1