The Magic Mystery of Metabolism
Everything you do is connected and circulates with the world, the universe, the essence of all you are. Your breath is not your breath, it is the circulation of air made up of tiny particles that have traveled along and shared with our ancestors. When you breathe, the earth breathes with you.
Your body is a reflection of the natural cycles of all that is. Just about everything absorbs, expands and shifts in it’s own way. This mini ecosystem of the body has so much diversity and life, organisms we have yet to discover with uniqueness specific to you. Just as you are like no other, so is your inner being. It grows, expands, changes, dies, births constantly and in each moment. The closest likeness to the earth.
Our true nature and expression comes from within us, this is what we are here to do. To be fully our selves. In order to live on this planet, in this body, fueling it with what brings it to it’s highest potential, is what we aim to do. Since each of us is completely different in some ways and similar in others, looking at our similarities is the start. If we were raised in nature, the first thing our parents would do is teach us where to find food, what it is for and how to use it. In this way we transition from feeding from our mothers to feeding from the earth, as if that is where we came from. Once we know what to eat, what it’s for and how to use it – our metabolism is our natural ability to transform that nourishment in to necessary nutrients to care for our being.
Plants have so many amazing uses that they are called, herbs, food, vegetables, medicine, shelter and probably many more things. One single aspect of plants is categorized through their chemistry as carbohydrates. In this way we explain how they breakdown in the body to create energy carrying molecules or ATP – Adenosine TriPhosphate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN5Y57NbnrU) which function as the energy currency for cells by maintaining a specific chemical bond structure.
What happens when you eat?
Plants, primarily carbohydrates break down first in the mouth and then in the small intestines. Eating primarily carbohydrates you’ll find eating throughout the day, you may snack often to keep up your blood sugar, always focusing on controlling your steady blood sugar throughout the day. This can cause sugar cravings to balance. With this way, it’s important to eat a lot of fiber and slow metabolization of carbs by offering another cycle of metabolism. Carbs break down first in the mouth and then in the small intestines.
Proteins, found in plants and animals are digested most in the stomach and intestines where the enzymes and acids are released breaking down the chemical bonds. Sometimes we overlook and forget that animal and plant foods have more than just proteins that are the building blocks for the body, as you know, called amino acids. Animal proteins contain vitamins, minerals and collagen, tendons, and a complete different structure. These structures may also contain different types and vibrations of energy just as our muscles and tendons contain and are designed to condense, contract and intensify energies. Depending on your understanding of energy and muscles and your body and energy, you will see there is more to our protein sources than we are focusing on.
Fats break down in the intestines were the pancreas releases enzymes and the liver releases bile. Primarily eating fats for energy your body will need to compensate for fluid losses in metabolism by drinking more water and eating more salt, potassium and magnesium. This is due to the different method of nutrient breakdown. With this way of eating generally, you can go longer without snacking although different people may need different portions at different times. Fats also hold so much more nutrient values than we are focusing on. The types of fat we eat also have different nutrients, some we may yet learn to be more aware of. One of these key nutrients is vitamin K2 MK-4, Activator X, so described by Dr. Weston Price.
Focusing more on what you would eat foraging in nature, foraging in your modern version of nature, what foods are available, what is it’s use and how can you use it? This is not an ancient “paleo” way of eating, this is where you are right now on planet earth. There is nothing old about it. What’s happened is we’ve become conditioned to letting someone else forage our food, seal it in plastic bags and drop in in our local market, so we can conveniently go and get it whenever we want. Nothing has changed. I do enjoy “paleo” and other types of cooking and cookbooks, but they mean nothing by their title to me same as “vegan”, “vegetarian”, and “Bologna sandwich diets”. What is food to you?