Our cells are designed to function in specific chemistry which has been created intelligently based on our natural diet which is a function of our anatomy and physiology.
When we stray from the natural human diet of fruits and tender greens we begin to change the internal chemistry of the body.
When we consume foods that are not well suited to our anatomy and physiology we are overworking the cellular metabolism.
As the cells work they produce waste. Everything in nature eats and poops and so do our cells.
So in a normal, healthy body, the cells are working at normal efficiency in normal chemistry. The cellular waste is sent into the intracellular fluids, which are then transported through the lymphatic system (the body’s sewer system) out of the body and expelled via the primary or secondary elimination channels.
When the body is in a state of health, this cellular waste is quickly cleared away from the cells and sent out of the body. If we encounter stress or emotional trauma, these acids are quickly eliminated by the body. If we run from a lion and build up lactic acid, these acids are quickly eliminated as a normal part of the body’s functioning.
When we put in inappropriate foods we do two things that cause our health to suffer. The first is consuming cooked or dry foods which do not have adequate water content for our physiology. When we consume these water-deficient foods we dehydrate the body and the body must pull from its own cells to help move the drier foods through our digestive system.
We require roughly 80% water content simply for food to make it through the digestive tract without pulling water out of our cells.
Consuming any non-ideal foods including processed foods, cooked foods, or dried foods dehydrates the body. This leads to a dehydrated lymphatic system. The lymphatic system, again, being the sewer system, needs to flow freely if we are to avoid disease. If the lymphatic fluid becomes dehydrated it becomes sticky and slow-moving.
The natural state of the lymph in a healthy body could be seen as flowing like maple syrup. Thick but free-flowing. But when we consume cooked foods, the lymph will dry out. Moving into a peanut butter consistency, the lymph barely slides along, getting stuck in various parts of the body. The more dehydrated the body becomes the more slow-moving the lymph. Eventually, you end up with lymph that resembles the dry crusty peanut butter stuck to the bottom of the jar that has been in the back of the pantry for five years.
With our unnatural cooked-food diets, we are dehydrating the sewer and that means that the waste is getting backed up around the cells. The waste is predominately acidic, and acids burn and damage the cells which makes it harder for the cells to function normally. Instead of normal cells, functioning in normal chemistry, we now have damaged cells, functioning in abnormal chemistry. This is what creates the problems we call symptoms of disease. The cells are in a state of dis-ease, or lack of ease, and so is the body as a whole.
The second thing that causes our health to suffer is overworking our cells by providing raw materials which are difficult to digest and assimilate. Our natural foods are very low in protein and very low in fat. Protein and fat are more difficult for human anatomy to digest, requiring our stomachs to produce harsher stomach acid as well as leaving more residue and waste. Fruits and leafy greens contain the same nutritional components in a form that is much easier for us to digest and assimilate. They are already in the ideal form the body needs to create its own proteins and fats so excess energy is not wasted in digestion and excess waste products are not produced. They are not in a complete protein or complete fat form which requires breakdown before assimilation and a lot of excess waste as a result. Instead, they are in the exact form needed for immediate use.
Our natural foods are also very high in carbohydrates, predominantly fructose, which is ideal for our physiology. Carbohydrates are the energy for every cell in the body. They are required in abundance to keep all the cells running properly. When we starve our body of carbohydrates by eating high-fat and high-protein diets we create fatigue as the body is unable to have enough fuel to run each cell efficiently.
Most of the inappropriate foods consumed today tend to be much higher in protein and fat. However, we cannot use protein directly; it must be broken down into its constituent amino acids. Consuming these foods forces the body to do extra work to break down these proteins into amino acids. This is why we often get tired right after we eat a meal of inappropriate foods.
This excess work of the cellular metabolism also leads to excess waste. Remember, everything eats and poops.
Therefore, when consuming inappropriate foods, we are creating more cellular waste while drying out the sewer system that is designed to flush the waste out of our bodies. We have both more waste being created than we are physiologically designed for AND we have less waste being eliminated because the elimination channels are slowed and in some cases so dry and backed up that they are completely blocked.
There is more waste and less flow, so cells are sitting in waste. We start to see the beginning stages of dis-ease, or lack of ease, with symptoms like irritability, irritation, itching, and many other mild to moderately uncomfortable symptoms. The cells are uncomfortable sitting in their own waste.
In addition to these two issues, we are also creating inefficiency in cell processes. If you try to walk knee-deep in mud you are going to be working much harder than if you were strolling down a sidewalk. Cells sitting in their own waste are operating knee-deep in mud. They are using far more energy and creating far more waste because they are working in such inefficient and dirty terrain.
We have a slower-moving sewer, fewer functional cells, and more waste being created. This disruption of the sewer system creates more dysfunctional cells, which in turn create more waste and a dirtier sewer system. So round and round we go, building layer by layer of dirty terrain, eventually encouraging the cells to change their structure from a healthy normal cell to a bacteria, yeast, fungus, or eventually into a cancer cell.
But don’t despair, the body has ways of remediating all of this waste. One of the most common of which is the cold or flu symptoms which we are taught to fear and think of as its own distinct type of disease. Colds and flus are expulsive cleaning events. In times of trouble the body creates these expulsion events wherein the body expels the waste via secondary channels, encased in mucus. This is why we end up with a runny nose or mucus in the throat and lungs.
Another common symptom of the body eliminating waste is skin rashes like chicken pox, measles, scarlet fever, foot in mouth, impetigo, etc. The body is pushing acids out through the skin and the skin becomes irritated by the acids, creating redness and inflammation. These events can also create tiny ulcers, such as chicken pox. The ulcer is a drain point for the acid wastes to exit.
Natural hygiene organizes all types of disease into a single paradigm that encompasses seven stages. When the body first becomes bogged down in waste we say it is in a state of enervation. To be enervated is to be drained or lacking in vigor. We might feel a little run down, weak, or tired. If we fast and rest at this first sign the body quickly catches up on its waste backlog and can return to normal function.
However, most people ignore this first sign of disease and simply reach for something to suppress the symptoms. The symptom in this case is the lack of energy or tiredness and we tend to suppress this symptom with stimulants. Coffee, tea, caffeine pills, energy drinks. Even salt and animal products can act as stimulants. This means most people are maintaining their bodies in a constant state of low-level disease. Of these seven stages of disease, many of us tend to remain in stages two to four. These are called toxicosis, irritation, and inflammation.
Level three, irritation, is where we see the cold and flu symptoms, allergies, or body odor. The body is working to eliminate the backlog by creating expulsion symptoms. The body still has the energy to clean but the waste load is high enough to impede normal operations.
Level four, inflammation, is where we see inflammatory conditions and pain. Levels four and five are where we begin to see destructive symptoms. This is where the wastes are causing enough damage to the cells that this leads to significantly impaired function.
Level five, ulceration, is a worsening of the inflammation to a point where instead of just cells being irritated or destroyed, now larger tissues are being broken apart in an effort to clean; Ulcers being the eponymous example.
Level six is called induration. Induration means hardening. This stage is where the body is creating scar tissues to attempt to create a boundary between the waste and other healthy cells. This is a self-protective measure that allows the other cells in the body to continue normal operation. This stage is where many people can get a cancer diagnosis although this is not true cancer.
The final stage, level seven is cancer. At this point the cells are so saturated in waste that they are no longer able to communicate with the surrounding cells. The cells are operating solely for their own survival and have recruited other types of cells that can survive in the high acid environment. Though they may be able to survive and help process the dangerous wastes in order to clean up the area they cannot perform normal functions.
We can begin to reverse the course at any time by doing our best to remove the cause of the pollution and by supporting our bodies with water, rest, and foods they were designed to metabolize. By supplying a natural diet we are able to return to normal chemistry. Utilizing fasting and rest also helps to allow the body time to clean and repair. Fresh, ripe, juicy fruits are easy to digest and allow the body to direct its vital energy to heal itself. Additionally, fruit provides hydration to flush out old acidic wastes. Filling up on mineral-rich tender greens allows the body to neutralize the acids with alkaline minerals and sweep out the bowels to clear elimination channels.
Levels six and seven of disease (induration and cancer) may not fully heal in all cases, however, the body always seeks to return itself to normal operating parameters. If the scar tissue has gotten too thick, the body may not be able to remove all of it. One example is seen in the remodeling of the bones in arthritis, where the body is not able to correct these issues. Otherwise, the body will replace and repair all cells if we give the body the appropriate diet, plenty of rest, adequate digestive rest, and enough time.
As always the best time to get yourself back to a state of wellness is now. Before you begin the slide into a deeper state of disease which may have serious consequences. Start today by incorporating more fruits and more salads and transition gradually back to your natural foods.
Eat fruit and be well my friends!
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