Keeping Our Bodies In Working Order
Disease rates are rocketing to the moon, with no slowdown in sight, in large part because we don’t know how our bodies work. Most of what we’ve been taught is wrong, and doctors, cornered by insurance companies into ten-minute office visits, simply don’t have time to offer instruction.
When it comes to keeping our bodies in working order, we’re pretty much on our own.
So let’s talk about one of the basics: Enzymes. Your body must be able to create and use enzymes to keep things going.
Simply speaking, enzymes are proteins that spur chemical reactions to completion.
Our bodies do all their work via enzyme action. Thousands of different enzymes make millions of chemical reactions possible, which, in turn, make life possible.
And if enzymes don’t get the nutrition they need to keep on keeping on? The gears slow down, grinding as they go. Sadly, we pretty much don’t have a clue what’s happening. All we know is we’re dragging. No energy, not much joy. But plenty of stress. And fatigue. Some days it feels as though we were born tired.
Vitamins and minerals nourish enzymes, giving them the oomph they need. Should you decide you want to leave fatigue behind and head for victory lane, the first pit stop you want to make is setting up a good vitamin/mineral program for yourself.
And then execute the plan. No matter how good it looks on paper, it’s not going to do you a lick of good if paper is as far as it gets.
Vitamins and minerals make enzyme action possible. For instance, magnesium participates in more than 300 necessary enzyme actions every day, day in and day out, year after year. And almost all of us are deficient in magnesium, which may be why muscle aches and fatigue are such common complaints. Pumping up your magnesium to where it should be helps your enzymes do what they were born to do.
And magnesium just begins the list of things most of us need to pump up.
Helping your body’s enzyme interactions should take first place in any list of important things to do. Vitamins, minerals, et al are the ticket to success.
But ya gotta know the players.
For instance, the co-enzyme version of Vitamin B12, methyl cobalamin, helps brain function more than any other form of B12. And sublingual (under the tongue in English) is the best form.
Pantethine is a form of Vitamin B5 that blesses every cell in your body with co-enzyme A, which is hard to get anywhere else. Interestingly, while pantethine comes from B5, the two do very different things. It’s all good, just different.
And have you heard the news about selenium? Wowzer! Stops cancer, gets rid of heavy metals, gives the thyroid a leg up and on and on.
And so it goes. Problem is, vitamin sounds like a foreign language to lots of folks. That’s why I teach it.
About the author
Thanks to a drunk driver, Bette Dowdell has had a life-long opportunity to experience a disfunctional endocrine system. By applying her extensive research, she has things all marching in the same direction now, she's doing well and now shares her knowledge with others.
Dowdell has researched health issues–and solutions–for more than thirty years, with a special focus on the endocrine system. When any part of your endocrine system–say your thyroid–goes down, you’re in a heap of trouble. And, to paraphrase, when the endocrine system ain’t happy, ain’t no body part happy. Bette had to walk that road, and she didn’t get much help from doctors. Now she writes a weekly e-zine to share what she learned–and continues to learn, You can get a free subscription at www.TooPoopedToParticipate.com. Don’t drag through life wondering what hit you.