People talk endlessly about how much protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals anything edible has but what does that mean in respect to eating them? How does the body effectively turn dates into protein, carbs and minerals etc? How does the body successfully use these things?
Digestion refers to the breakdown of food into smaller components that can be absorbed into the bloodstream. This digestion or catabolism is divided into two types – the mechanical digestion of food that occurs in the mouth when it is physically broken up into smaller pieces and the chemical digestion that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract when the food is broken down into small molecules by digestive enzymes.
Bet you missed it – the only way for the body to chemically utilize anything we eat is to break it down back into molecules and absorb them into usable energy. So then where does this absorption occur you ask? If you guessed the stomach, it’s a common guess, but it’s wrong! The majority of digestions (absorption) occurs in the small intestine. The walls of the small intestine have folds called villi and microvilli that has a large surface area where the food molecules are diffused into the blood vessels. This is how the body eats!
Malabsorption happens when the body can’t properly absorb nutrition. Obstruction of the lymph system, pancreatitis, alcohol, consumption of inflammatory foods. Medications and antibiotics just to name a few. The first things I recommend are to eliminate dairy, alcohol, gluten refined/ processed sugars and salt. This allows the body a strong starting point to heal. People tend to notice immediate relief from GI distress, bloating, swelling, gas, pain, constipation, mood, energy and mental clarity.
Incorporation FIR infrared body wraps, has a significant effect in promoting lymph movement, and reducing body wide inflammation. Keeping the bodies’ waste system moving optimally greatly increases the immune system and the body’s ability to heal efficiently. FIR infrared heat is extremely effective at penetrating the tissues from the inside out. The energy given to the body and cells responds positively, being utilized for sever days after each body wrap.