BASIC OF UNDERSTANDING HOW OUR BODY WORKS

OUR BODY IN TERMS OF BODY WEIGHTS & FUNCTIONS
a. 20% of our body is protein;
b. 60% of our body is water;
c. 20% of our body is minerals.
OUR BODY – burns calories in food we eat through metabolic processes:
a. Enzymes break “carbohydrates” into:
        1. Glucose
        2. Other sugars
b. Enzymes break “fats” into:
        1. Glycerol
        2. Fatty acids
c. Enzymes break “proteins” into:
        1. Amino Acids = use to build body cells.
THESE ARE THEN transported through the bloodstreams to the cells
which are then:
        a. Absorbed for immediate use;
        b. Or sent to the final stage of metabolism which they’re
            reacted with oxygen to release their stored energy.
THE FOOD WE EAT HAVE SEVEN BASIC COMPONENTS
1. Carbohydrates
        a. Simple Carbohydrates includes:
                1. Glucose = blood sugar or dextrose
                2. Simple Sugars = fructose, galactose
                     These sugars are quickly absorbed into the bloodstreams
                     through our body’s intestinal linings at 30 calories/minute.
         b. Complex Carbohydrates = starches – are plant’s ways of storing
            energy.
                     These carbohydrates are broken down first into glucose, then
                     slowly absorbed into the bloodstreams at 2 calories/minute.
 2. Proteins – are any chain of amino acids that are the building blocks of
            any cell. Our bodies are constructed of 20 different amino acids.
            Amino acids contain:
                       a. an amino group (NH3)
                       b. a carboxyl group (COOH) which is acid
            Types of Amino Acids:
                       a. Non-essential Amino Acids – our bodies can create it out
                           of other chemicals found in the body.
                       b. Essential Amino Acids – can not be created, therefore,
                           the only way to get it is through food we eat.
            Comparison of Proteins:
                       a. Animal Sources i.e meats, milk, eggs = provide complete
                           protein;
                       b. Vegetable Sources = low or missing certain amino acids
                            TO SOLVE PROBLEM: by combining many different
                            variety of fresh raw vegetables.
            Proteins Primary Role:
                       a. Our body use it for tissue growth;
                       b. And, our body use it for tissue repair.
3. Fats:
          a. Saturated Fats = solid at room temperature.
          b. Unsaturated Fats = liquid at room temperature.
          IMPORTANT: We eat fats -> our digestive systems provide an
          enzyme “lipase” to break it down into:
                  a. Glytrol
                  b. Fatty Acids
          these then are reassembled into “triglycerides” for transport
          into our bloodstreams.
          Next, then our muscle cells and fat (adipose) cells absorb these
          triglycerides to either:
                  a. Store them; or
                  b. Burn them for fuel to generate energy.
4. Vitamins – are any of various organic substances – act as coenzymes
           in the regulation of metabolic processes but do not provide
           caloric energy or serve as building units.
           NOTE:  There are 13 different vitamins
           WHERE ARE THESE VITAMINS PRESENT IN?
                     1. Natural Foodstuffs – raw or uncooked
                     2. Sometimes produce in our body
5. Minerals – are elements our bodies need inorder to create specific
            molecules in the body i.e. calcium in bones
6. Water – represents 60% of our bodies’ weight. At rest, we lose
            about 40 ounces per day.
7. Fibers – considered as broom of our bodies in our gastro-
            intestinal tract.
HOW DOES OUR BODIES CONVERT OUR FOOD INTO ENERGY?
a. Energy Production = transforms or converts “stored chemical energy
            in our foods to other forms of energy for body works. This
            energy is available in four basic forms:
                    1. Chemical
                    2. Electrical
                    3. Mechanical
                    4. Thermal
      IMPORTANT:   Plants by “Photosynthesis” use water (H2O) and
             carbon dioxide (CO2) to transform the sun’s energy into:
                     1. Food storage forms of chemical energy;
                     2. In our bodies, these stored food fuels are converted
                         to the basic energy unit glucose which together with
                         fatty acids is metabolized to release its energy to be
                         transformed and cycled through our boby systems
                         where water  and carbon dioxide are retrieved as
                         end products of oxidation in the body = chemical
                         energy – changed into electrical energy for brain
                         and nerve cells activity – changed to mechanical
                         energy into muscles contractions – changed to
                         thermal energy in the regulation of body
                         temperature – changed to other types of chemical
                         energy in the synthesis of other compounds, etc.
HOW DOES pH (potential Hydrogen) RELATES TO US?
1. Our body is “alkaline” by design and “acid” by function;
           a. Neutral pH = 7.0
       b. Human blood is basic = pH 7.35 – 7.45, constant pH = 7.45
       c. Acidosis begins = pH less than 7.3
       d. Alkalosis begins = pH above 7.5
       e.  Death occurs = pH below 7.0 or above 7.8
2. How can the above information help us to maintain good health?
       a. Ideal daily maintenance of health = pH 7.35 – 7.45
       b. Body detoxification & healing = pH 7.5 – 7.8
       c. Saliva & urine pH below 6.0 = means vitamins and nutrients.
           are not being absorbed or assimilated. The liver, blood become
           toxic, and human cells are bathing in acids;
       d. Saliva & urine after eating meals (2-3hrs) = pH 6.4 – 6.8;
           pH 6.4 = correct balance, controlling factor for enzymes for
           proper digestion, assimilation, absorption of vitamins and
           nutrients from food and supplements; and production of
           energy inside the cells.
        e. “Healing Process” – is only possible when blood is restored
            to normal slightly alkaline pH
        f. When pH of blood becomes acidic, fatty acids(-) switch to (+)
            which make them attracted to wall of arteries(-)
       g. Our body buffering/balancing systems – need minerals like
           calcium, salts of potassium, sodium, silicon and magnesium
           to help neutralize over-acidity and toxins
       h. Human cells are alkaline by design for efficient respiration:
                 1. Alkaline builds
                 2. Acidic degenerates
       i. Diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, low in grains = less
           acidic and more alkaline
       j. Body high alkaline balance = our first line of defense against
          illnesses
       k. Bad bacteria in our gastro-intestinal tract make amonia(NH4)
           which lower the pH (acidic), which then increase growth of
           parasites, increase production of toxins and poisons which
           is then absorbed into the bloodstreams.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO ASSIST OUR BODIES?
       a. We can help maintain an ideal pH through dietary and
            lifestyle choices – a ratio of about 80% alkaline forming
            to 20% acid forming
                  1. Alkaline forming food contains the following
                      alkaline minerals: calcium, magnesium, silicon,
                      iron, manganese and sodium;
                  2. Acid forming food contains acidic minerals like
                      phosphorous, chlorine, iodine, nitrogen, and
                      sulphur.
ALKALINE FORMING FOODS & LIFESTYLE (80%)
      a. Green leafy vegetables
      b. Sprouts of small seeds and grains
      c. Vine ripened fruits
      d. Fresh herbs
      e. Freshly squeezed vegetable juices
      f. Sea vegetables
      g. Fresh garlic and onions
Highly Alkaline
      Lemons
     Watermelon
      All raw green leafy vegetables
      All raw vegetables
      Sprouts of small seeds, beans and most grains
      All sprouted grasses (wheat, barley, etc)
      Sea vegetables
      Chlorella
      Green vegetable juices
      All culinary herbs
      Almonds – germinated
Lower Alkaline
      Steamed vegetables and greens
      All ripe fruits, high and low sweet
      Millet
      Quinoa
      All cold pressed, extra virgin oils
      Spices, and dried herbs
      Non caffeinated herbal teas
      Fermented foods
High Alkaline Emotions and Activities
      Peace
      Gratitude
      Forgiveness
      Joy
      Laughter
      Positive thinking
      Relaxing
      Moderate exercise
      Deep breathing
      Meditating
      Kindness
      Rest/sleep
      Adequate water intake
ACID FORMING FOODS & LIFESTYLE (20%)
      All meats inclusing fish and chickens
      Dairy products – cheeses, etc
      Eggs
      All nuts except almonds
      Wheat, rye, oats
      Refined and processed foods
      Alcohol
      Coffee
      Vinegar
Highly Acidic Forming
      All meats including birds, fish and shell fish
      All dairy products
      Eggs
      All breads, pastas and refined cereals
      White grains and white, processed flours
      White sugar
       Artificial sweeteners and chemical additives
       Processed chocolate and other sweets
       Refined condiments – ketchup, mayonnaise, etc
       Soda, soft drinks
       Caffeine – coffee, black tea
       Alcohol – beers, spirits and wine
Lowe Acidic Forming
       Cooked legumes/grains
       Processed soy products – tofu, soy cheese, etc
       Potatoe, corn
       Whole grain cooked breads and cereals
       Canned and bottled vegetables and fruits
       All cooked non-extra virgin oils and fats
       Commercial fruit juices
       All vinegars
       Honey
       Dried fruits
       All
 Acidic Forming Minerals
       Phosphorus
       Chlorine
       Iodine
       Nitrogen
       Sulfur
Highly Acidic Emotions & Activities
       Hate
       Fear
       Jealousy
       Anger
       Stress
       Lack of rest/sleep
       Lack of exercise
       Drug use
       Smoking
       Radiation exposure
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