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Eat for an "Enzyme Surplus"
Eat foods with a pH closest to that at which your cells run, somewhere between 6.5 and 7.3.
Eliminate foods that are too acidic, i.e. foods with a pH 4 or less.
Eliminate foods that are too alkaline, i.e. food with a pH of 8 or higher.
Do not eat foods that your cells cannot fully process.
Eat food that has been selected and then cooked in such a way as to optimize nutrient availability to the cells.
Be creative! Become a great Chef, with an expertise in the "Science of Cell Nourishment"!
It's the FOOD! Its the FOOD! It's the FOOD!
We all know that we have to eat to live. But how many of you know how to live by nourishing your cells? As the video "ABOUT CELLS" emphasizes, all the cells ask is that we take care of ourselves, but if I polled 100 people as to the meaning of these words, I venture to say that I would get 100 variations of an answer and no answer as to how to nuture cells, the very center of your life.
Many people have the idea that Nature and therefore the human body, knows how to heal itself, thinking if I just "eat healthy" and behave in a "healthy" way, everything will magically be taken care of. Is this really true however? What happens if I don't eat healthy? What happens if I "cheat" every once in a while?
Being healthy is more than saying I'm eating healthy and then not being able to define the statement beyond eat lots of whole foods and plenty of fruits and vegetables. The fact is that Nature cannot sustain itself without you providing the proper tools and raw materials to be used and applied by your cells following a very specific recipe in a very specific way. IT'S CHEMISTRY! The process by which cells work has been defined over the last several hundred years by chemists and physicists describing in great detail what happens in any given cell, in unison with all of the other cells in your body, to allow an entire group of organ systems to work together as an integrated whole.
The human body is not made of spinach. It is not made of chicken. It is not made of almonds. It is not made of coconut oil. It is not made of flavanoids. It is not made of vitamins and supplements. It is not made of herbs. It is not made of essential oils. It is not made of whole grains. The human body is made of atoms. In fact 99% of the mass of the human body is composed of six elements: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorous. 0.85% of the mass of the human body is 5 more elements: sodium, potassium, sulfur, chlorine and magnesium. Therefore, 99.85% of the mass of the human body is made up of 11 elements, all with an atomic number less than 20. Trace minerals account for 0.15% of the mass of the human body, less than 10 grams of a human body, which on average, weighs 70,000 grams.
The human cell is made of atoms and runs atomic energy. Food is hundreds of thousands of large chemical structures called molecules, made in a plant using the sun's heat and light to combine multiple atoms from the soil to form a structure of roots, leaves, stems, flowers and seeds. Then, in order to get atoms from food to structure nerves, bones, muscles, blood vessels and other organ systems, human cells harness the heat and light energy in the food using specialized pieces of machinery called enzymes. Enzymes break food molecules apart into atoms, which requires a lot of energy. The most critical pieces of the chemistry of cell nourishment are heat and enzymes. The food that you eat is literally cooked by enzymes in each cell to put food into a form that can be used by the cell to do it's work. Superfoods are worthless without cell enzymes to change their molecular structure into atoms.
Eating healthy is learning how to see and use NUTRITION AS A SCIENCE, NOT AS A DIET OR A MEAL PLAN. Eating healthy is putting chemistry in action at the Farmer's Market, at the grocery store, in a restaurant, in your own back yard, or in your kitchen and selecting, growing and preparing food according to very specific "science-based" needs of your cells.
This may seem like a daunting task, but with the education herein provided, you are given the tools to accomplish this goal. Learning to ride a bicycle is challenging at first, but once you have learned, you never forget. So too with the chemistry of cell nourishment.
Stay tuned for "Eating for Your Biochemistry" and "Eating for Cell Nourishment", works in progress designed to support your understanding and implementation of cell nourishment. In the meantime, please check out "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Eating for an Enzyme Surplus” or make an appointment to see me for further information and instruction.
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