Any discussion on elimination of body waste inevitably includes the creation of that waste. The food we eat makes a difference in the body’s ability to effectively produce, as well as move out waste by-products and toxic residues. Our culture promotes the consumption of masses amounts of empty calories, and often refined and heavily processed foodstuffs, which result in sticky, slimy, sludgy material at the other end. Our bodies were not designed to process and thoroughly evacuate this junk! Dealing with unnatural dietary choices creates stress for the body, and eventually takes it’s toll.
Dis-ease most often originates in the gut.
On a daily basis, I see a direct correlation between the body’s ability to effectively and efficiently eliminate waste and the food people consume. We truly are a culture of overfed, yet starving and toxic individuals.
Mark Hyman, MD has insights and info to about this dilemma. The “normal” standard American diet (SAD) is making us chronically fat, sick and stressed. The crowded hospitals and medical clinics in this country reflect this fact like a blaring fog light. If this paradigm continues unabated, we’ll be fast approaching disaster on a track with no breaks.
“The mistake is to think that if you eat an abundance of calories, your diet automatically delivers all the nutrients your body needs. But the opposite is true. The more processed food you eat, the more vitamins you need. That’s because vitamins and minerals lubricate the wheels of our metabolism, helping the chemical reactions in our bodies run properly. Among those biochemical processes greased by nutrients is the regulation of sugar and burning of fat. The problem is that the standard American diet (SAD) is energy dense (too many calories) but nutrient poor (not enough vitamins and minerals). Too many “empty calories” confuse the metabolism and pack on the pounds.”
I would add that these habits greatly tax the entire digestive system.
The above quote was taken from Are We Overfed And Starving To Death?, a very informative article by Mark Hyman, MD. Worth reading!Read More »