“The seeds of disease – the germ or microbes- would not grow and cause disease unless the terrain of environment was conducive.” - Claude Bernard, French physiologist
When it comes to nutrition, food is commonly recognized as form of daily physical medicine, but the energetics of food isn’t as discussed. In this 9 minute video clip by Harry Oldfield you can see the energetic field of organic raw food, compared to over cooked and he talks about the difference between organic and non-organic energy fields: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLYCa2SsNak
While having a healthy food intake is of utmost importance for one’s wellbeing, sometimes it’s not enough. We also need to consider if the body is able to take in those nutrients:
1. Stomach enzymes - Enzymes are special proteins that are used in every chemical reaction within the body. In order to break down foods properly our body creates what we call digestive enzymes. Once we turn 27 or 28 our body slows down enzyme production, leaving us short on supply for breaking down our food. Including a digestive enzyme at the beginning of your meal can help your GI tract extract all of the nutrients the body needs from your food.
2. Pancreatic enzymes are produced in the pancreas and deposited into the duodenum, the beginning of the small intestine. These enzymes help regulate the acidity of food, and maintain insulin levels to regulate blood sugar levels. If one has a diet heavy in sugar the pancreas can become overworked and unable to maintain balance. If this happens the blood becomes overly acidic and becomes a delightful playground for bacteria, fungus and parasites. Pancreatic enzymes can help keep the blood alkaline and can also be used, along with diet change, to break down the thick cellulous walls found on bacteria (such as candida), fungus, and parasites.
(For those dealing with auto-immune disorders, you may consider Systemic Enzymes. Reach out to me for more information.)
3. Probiotics are the good bacteria in our gut. They help us breakdown food, making it possible to digest nutrients and directly support our immune system. Historically people did not need to take supplements of probiotics, but now given the stress of our modern day, how food has changed due to packaging and bioengineering, most people benefit from having a supplement.