All my life I have researched and applied nutrition as a solution to health and prevention of diseases. Thirty years ago I became convinced that nutrition was the foundation of health, which encourages the metabolic system to operate optimally.
I learned that ensuring proper cellular nutrition is more complex than just eating well and avoiding excess in our diet. It is more than adding a few vitamins, healthy foods, juices, and nutritional supplements. This will not make much of a difference when our body is already compromised by daily toxin attacks from pollutants in the air, water, and foods.
Some of the nutrients that we consume are absorbed into our body through the villi of the small intestine (see side notes). Most people assume that our bodies absorb all nutrients efficiently and completely.
Unfortunately, nutrient absorption is greatly diminished or impaired by the state of our health, by stress, and by what we consume. This is because we are cellular beings – made up of trillions of specialized cells. Each cell is powered by a series of chemical reactions, such as the Krebs cycle, which supply the energy that every cell needs to carry out its activities. This process requires nutrients, including carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Therefore, proper cellular nutrition ensures that the trillions of cells in our bodies are energized as best as possible, allowing the cells to grow, repair, and perform their functions efficiently. As a result we feel and look better, prevent and fight diseases, and control our weight.
The principles of proper cellular nutrition are absorption and regeneration, which lead to all-important cleansing and critical hypothalamic function.
The chemical breakdown of foods begins in the mouth with the actions of enzymes from the saliva. It continues along the digestive tract to the small intestine, where most digestion and absorption of nutrient molecules take place. Food particles drift around the villi of the intestinal microvilli, where various enzymes digest them until they are small enough to pass through the villi and into the bloodstream.
However, with most people, much of the nutrients from their foods never get into the bloodstream because the villi are often destroyed by salt, sugar, fat, tobacco, alcohol, chemicals, medicine, pollution, and stress. The energetically-impaired villi break off and become ineffective.
The small intestine has features designed to maximize food absorption. Most obvious is its length – about 22 feet long. It is coiled upon itself and packed neatly into the abdominal cavity. Its inside surface, about 1½ inches in diameter, is folded and ridged to further increase the surface and absorption area.
A closer look reveals that these folds and ridges are covered with millions of tiny finger-like projections called villi. Under a microscope, the surface of the cells lining the villi display the individual absorptive cells bristling with even smaller finger-like projections called the microvilli. If the small intestine were a simple featureless tube it would have had an inside surface area of several square yards, however, the microvilli increase the absorption surface to hundreds of square yards.
The body is constantly regenerating at the cellular level. For example, the villi are replaced every three days when there are enough nutrients absorbed to rebuild the villi. Since absorption is generally compromised in most people, there is a degenerative downward spiral that only gets worse because each new generation of villi are created more slowly. The poor absorption also compromises the continuous generation of new cells in the heart, lungs, muscles, brain, bones, and the rest of the body, creating cells of lesser vitality.
Compounding the problem, our Western lifestyles put tremendous toxic strain on our vital organs and glands. The stomach is perpetually stuffed with denatured foods of incompatible combinations. The liver is strained and even swollen while breaking down massive intakes of animal protein and fat as well as the associated drugs and poisons in the animal products. The pancreas balloons to abnormal size due to the over-demand for digestive enzymes to process enzyme-deficient foods. The villi and microvilli may break off and clog up the digestive tract, and the colon becomes lined with layers of glue-like undigested foods that poison the bloodstream.
Because of poor nutrition, incomplete absorption, and slow cellular regeneration, the blood and other tissues accumulate toxins and gradually lose their vitality. If we do not purge ourselves of these toxins regularly, toxicity becomes worse until the body either purges itself spontaneously – diarrhea, acne, pimples, boils, liver spots, foul perspiration, body odor, bad breath, and so forth – or it simply gives up the battle and succumbs to degenerative conditions.
The main metabolic body-balancing control system in the body is the hypothalamus, located at the base of the brain and atop of the spinal column. It connects to the organs and glands in a synergistic two-way communication. Via the bloodstream, it receives its own very important nutrients, as well as status and requests from all the cells in the rest of the body. When the hypothalamus itself is poorly fed, it does its own job less effectively, contributing to the downward spiral, becoming less and less able to regulate the glands that control all metabolisms and to respond to the requests by the cells to perform the myriad of their other functions.
Mother Nature will ultimately sentence anyone who consistently breaks the laws of nature to chronic disease and premature death. The number of people in their 40s, 50s and 60s with serious health problems that lead to heart attacks, cancers, and strokes is staggering, augmenting, and unnecessary.
When I came to Canada, I realized that in my homeland, the former USSR, we had a better quality of nutrition since we lived closer to the land – fresher, more natural foods, and less pollution. Only in the ravages of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster did I see the level of the degenerative diseases – cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, allergies, and immune system disorders – the diseases that I found in North America. Why is that? Poor nutrition is the major cause.
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The end result – you will feel the difference!
Michael Kiriac, Montreal, December 2002