Monday, 22 Jul 2019

Energy system of the body. Digestive Rest

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Energy system of the body. Digestive Rest

Energy system of the body. Today chronic fatigue is so common that caffeinated coffee, espresso, tea, or some form of toxic energy drink is ingested almost on a prescription basis. A lot of people feel like their day doesn’t get started until they’re spiked up on caffeine or artificial sugar to deal with the groggy low energy state they’re confronted with every morning. Have you ever taken the opportunity to wonder why is it that after eight, sometimes ten, hours of sleep, you still wake up feeling lethargic, hung over, beat up, and as if you’ve been doing P90 x the whole time? It’s so rare to meet someone naturally bursting with energy in the morning that most people are annoyed by them! But the value of having sustainable energy throughout the day is a priceless commodity. So the big question is, after all that rest, where does the energy go? Most people seem to be getting zero return on their rested investment. So let’s talk energy! According to The First Law of Thermodynamics, energy is neither created nor destroyed but simply transferred. When we eat, the food must be absorbed and assimilated in order to be converted into energy.

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Energy system

Energy system. America is without a doubt the most overfed nation in the world, so we should be bursting at the seams with boundless energy, but it’s quite the contrary. Most people will sneer at anyone who has the energetic nature of a drill sergeant. So I guess the real question is, once our foods are digested, what happens to this overabundance of energy? The body has a total of 11 systems: cardiovascular, central nervous, skeletal, muscular, reproductive, lymphatic, respiratory, integumentary, endocrine, excretory, and digestive. Each of these systems is critically important to survival and requires its share of energy for functionality. So, if you had to guess which system requires the most energy expenditure, you would probably assume the cardiovascular system. After all, the heart beats about 100,000 times per day and about 35 million times per year and pumps 5.6 liters of blood through the entire body three times per minute over a distance of 12,000 miles in one day. That’s four times the distance across the United States from coast to coast or the distance from where I lived in Japan to my home on the East Coast of the United States. Energy system.

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Energy system

Energy system. But you would be incorrect! Maybe it’s the respiratory system. Considering after only a few short minutes of not breathing, we would die, and from birth to death, it is an activity we must consistently do even in our slumber. We breathe 20,000 times per day without even noticing most of the breaths. But you would be incorrect once again. You probably believe that the muscular system is the only logical answer remaining. This option would seem even more logical due to the skeletal muscle’s lack of automaticity and efficiency. Energy system. However, the skeletal muscle actually burns very few calories on a per pound basis, especially at rest. The real answer is your digestive system. So allow me to explain the magnificence and delicate balance of the digestive system so that you will have a healthy respect for its engineering and an understanding of how we often violate this system, and in turn violate our health. Your ‘Second Brain’. The digestive system has a mind of its own, both literally and figuratively. Energy system.

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Energy system

It is often referred to as the ‘second brain’ or enteric nervous system (ENS) because, in very much the same way the brain transmits signals, responds to stimuli, and records experiences, the second brain does exactly the same. It uses many of the same neurotransmitters to propagate these actions. For instance, 95% of all serotonin, ‘the happy molecule’ that is often the target of many prescription drugs for the treatment of depression, is located and manufactured in the gut. In addition, dopamine, norepinephrine, and benzodiazepines, chemicals which are the biological blueprint for drugs like Valium and Xanax, are found in rich abundance in the gut. The ENS is embedded within the gut wall and can operate both independently and in conjunction with the brain. There are over 100 million more neurons in the gut compared to the spinal cord, making the detection of harmful foreign invaders an easy feat. Energy system.

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Energy system

In the event that a pathogen should arrive, immune cells immediately begin secreting inflammatory histamines to call in the troops, simultaneously triggering diarrhea and vomiting to quickly expel the unwanted critters. Eating processed dead foods laced with hormones, chemicals, and pathogens provides a breeding ground for them to wreak havoc on your digestive system. And because these foods lack their own digestive enzymes and fiber, they will not be metabolized, which will cause them to fester and rot in the bowels. This is how we contribute to our own demise by digging an early grave with our own forks and spoons. This process is known as autointoxication, no different than drinking yourself to death. Energy system. The Dangerous Buildup of Toxins. Our health is largely dependent on how well our bodies eliminate toxins. Constipation initiates disease because bowel waste will eventually rot and become toxic. The toxins from that waste will leach into our bloodstream. It doesn’t matter if you eat a vegan or the SAD diet, the real testament to health is elimination. Our core body temperature is 98 degrees. So the food in our bellies is like food in a pot sitting in the middle of the street on a hot summer day. Energy system.

Energy system of the body. Digestive Rest - photo 5

Energy system

In just a few hours, the entire meal will be no good. So disease is the body becoming exhausted with toxic waste as a result of an inability to eliminate via proper elimination routes and nature’s attempt to eliminate those wastes through an alternate channel. Once these toxins accumulate, they begin to be absorbed across the bowel membrane into the bloodstream. They will begin circulating throughout the entire body and concentrating in the weakest tissues. Energy system. If the toxins settle in the pancreas, then the disease will be diabetes; in joints, then rheumatoid arthritis; and if they settle in the blood itself, the patient could experience high blood pressure or septic blood. No matter where the toxins settle, they begin changing the cellular function and lead to degeneration in that tissue. As these cells begin to break down, so does the entire organ system. The heart begins to fail when toxins are concentrated in the cardiovascular tissues, the liver in cystic fibrosis, or the kidneys in end-stage renal disease. This is all the result of autointoxication and checked elimination. Energy system.

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Energy system

Vegucation Over Medication

Dr. Bobby Price

Plant-Based Pharmacist; Fitness & Nutrition Expert

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