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Health:Nutrition and health 2



Nutrition and health 2: Diet toxic
"Instead of studying nutrition and detoxification of the human body have been studying germs. The world is in a wrong way, rid the body of its toxins, let’s be nourish done properly, and the miracle of health. "(Arbuthnot Lan)


Gathering some of what Dr. Gabriela Segura says by way of introduction to this article about the toxicity and excesses of certain diets, she says:

Before a disease can detect imbalances in the body that trigger. These biochemical imbalances and energy source are determined by the degree to which they are committed nutritional elements, genetic, environmental, and emotional and mental factors.

We must focus on environmental and nutritional toxicity and their role in inflammation in our body and our thoughts, as they have been greatly underestimated in our modern society even though both play a vital role in our health.

Today the way we think about medicine is very linear and simple.
 We believe that a disease has a cause and can be treated with a single drug.
 But in fact, a network of interactions leads to a result where the cause is often large. Health is based on a balance of several factors: genetic, physiological, psychological, energy, development, and environmental.

In medicine, the body and diseases are divided into systems.
For example, the cardiovascular system, nervous, immune, reproductive, urinary, endocrine, etc.
But the body works as a whole by the interaction between its components and not according to their anatomical divisions. That is, we must see the balance of the system as a whole.

The medical concept systems and diseases is too narrow a concept.
The doctor makes a clinical diagnosis that is the explanation of the patient's problem; a condition is regarded as the cause of the symptoms. The doctor may say
"Your sadness is due to clinical depression", "your child can not pay attention in class because they have a disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." After diagnosis, the doctor may prescribe a treatment for the symptom: A lowering high blood pressure or an antidepressant for depression or something for the child with hyperactivity.

But when we consider the system as a whole - are all components which can be unbalanced - make one functional understanding that the diagnosis is the name but not the cause of the patient's symptoms.

By doing a functional assessment of each patient balance after clinical diagnosis, we prescribe necessary food supplements, or recommend the removal of toxic elements that interfere with our balance, whether environmental or nutritional.
This is the functional point of view, as opposed to the anatomical point of view, and detoxification is a function that connects all the functions of our body.

Speaking of detoxify cation   does not mean necessarily a treatment for alcohol or drugs.
 Rather, this term refers to the process of elimination, the biochemistry of harmful chemicals that must be neutralized before they can be deleted. Every day we have to detoxify metabolic products and other products produced by our body that we do not need. These products may be hazardous when our kidneys or our liver does not function optimally.
For example ammonia, a product of protein metabolism, hormones that are no longer necessary for the endocrine system, or neurotransmitters used by the nervous system and the immune system derived must be neutralized before our body excretion.

But there are also environmental chemicals such as lead, mercury and other heavy metals, food additives, hormones, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, petrochemicals, etc. In fact, we live in a toxic environment.

Detoxification is the fight against environmental toxicity and is based on the processing of toxic by all organs and body systems. Altering diseases body detoxification, and if the latter fails, we will have problems.

It is essential to treat the root of the problem, looking for their cause. Taking medicine to cover the symptoms does not contribute in the least to healing.
Dr. Segura Up here helped me focus a part of this Article.

The Western dietary pattern or the meat diet is a dietary habit chosen by many people in some developed countries, and increasingly in developing countries.
 It is characterized by high intakes of red meat, sugary desserts, high fat foods, and refined grains. Also often contain high-fat dairy products, drinks high in sugar and high consumption of processed meat.
Regardless of where you live, your diet, in contrast to the "prudent" diet, which has higher levels in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry and fish.

The typical American diet is about 50% carbohydrates, 15% protein
Compared with the "prudent" diet, the standard American diet is unhealthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the sodium Americans consume today more than 50 percent more than the recommended amount, a trend that has remained constant over the last 50 years.
 Diet is also much lower than the recommended amount of servings of fruits and vegetables. These trends are reflected in the rate of overweight and obesity that shows more than 2/3 of Americans have a weight problem.

Go back to the book of Dave Frahm to learn and discern what it tells us about the toxicity of the diet consumed the grand average Americans. But it must be remembered that the so-called standard American diet today has more coverage especially in Europe, Australia and many countries in Latin America. Rather it will be good to pay attention to the message of the author as it is very likely that through ignorance we are doing the same. I think it should be considered as a warning of goodwill.

The author says that there are at least eight aspects of the standard American diet, which inflict serious "wounds" to our body, and contribute to the development of cancer and other degenerative diseases: and these are:

Many protein
Many fat
A lot of sugar
Too much salt
Much Caffeine
Many chemicals
Many refined products
Many products cooked
1. Much protein: Protein is second most abundant substance in the body after water, and represents one-fifth of our total weight or 3/4de solid structures of the body. Is the main constituent of the fluids in each cell with the exception of the bile and urine.  Dietary protein is used by the body to:

a)     Build, maintain and repair tissue cells.
b) Develop enzymes and hormones that enable the body to function.
c) Develop hemoglobin and other blood proteins that transport nutrients and regulate water balance and osmotic pressure equalizing pressure between the fluids and the cell walls and helps maintain the acid-alkaline balance.

d) Make antibodies for defense against infection and disease.

e) In the case of a poor diet of carbohydrates the body burns tissue protein to meet the energy demands required. Diets high in protein and very low in carbohydrates are dangerous in long term
 for health.


Of all the nutrients in the human diet, proteins are being most discussed.
And the two key questions are always:

 How much of it need the body? And what is the best source of funds?

Let's begin our body as actually required to operate without problems:


The World Health Organization indicates that the minimum daily body protein required in the diet, should be some 5% of the calories consumed.
Taking the 5% of the 3000 calories consumed in a typical day average American worker. This equates to 150 calories now, if one gram of protein equals 4 calories, then divide 150 calories from 4 gives us almost 38 grams, which would be what a man requires daily intake.
 And applying the same calculation for an American woman consumes 2,300 calories, meaning it would require only 29 grams of protein in your daily diet.
 Many scholars argue that this minimum nutrition requirement provides a large margin of safety even for those who demand more theoretical protein needs.
Other physician’s nutritionists argue that with an intake of 20 grams of protein only daily maintaining the body can function normally internal protein levels.

What happens when you consume too much protein?

While the body requires less than 40 grams per day and only 20 grams according to other scholars, the average Americans consume between 105-120 grams per day.
 What happens to the body when fed high protein? At least five things happen:


1.       Weakened immune system
2. Weakening of bones and joints
3. Malfunction of the liver, gallbladder and fat metabolism
4. Malfunctioning kidneys
5. Colon malfunction


Let us expand a bit these consequences:


2.      1. Weakening of the biological immune system

3.      The pancreas plays a significant role in the body's defense against diseases including cancer. Produces a number of enzymes that not only help to break down and digest the proteins of our diet, but also attacks the protein coating of cancer cells, and therefore the left unprotected. A healthy pancreas is capable of producing large amounts of these enzymes, "police" to develop both functions at the same time.
However, there are people who lack that power Pancreatic and for them a diet with high amounts of animal meat spends enormous amounts of enzymes available as "forces" enzyme, diverting attention from the cancer cells.

2. Weakening of bones and joints

Two kinds of waste in the body as a result of the digestive process, one is acidic and the other alkaline. All animal products, including meat, dairy products, eggs, etc. Cooked, including plant foods, when burned becomes acidic residues.
Your body produces acid as a natural life process of the cells. Not so alkaline. High protein intake by the typical American diet produces acid, which is added to the acid naturally produced by the body, and therefore these two circumstances half acid conditions.
In order to maintain health, circulatory system must be maintained slightly alkaline. On a scale of 1-14 (1 acid and alkaline, and 7 neutral 14), the body works to keep the blood at a pH of 7.4. If it drops to 7.2 the body dies.
But this counter to the typical American diet, the body constantly requires extra help to alkalization minerals.
 Then, take calcium from the bones in an effort to neutralize the acidity alkalizing diet. The bones begin to lose calcium then more and more as the acidity persist in the diet. As a consequence of this loss of calcium in the long term is chained osteoporosis. The calcium floating in the blood before reaching the kidneys for disposal can be accommodated in a new home in the joints causing arthritis and others.

Drinking enough milk, Could restore the loss of calcium in the bones? No.
The milk and dairy produce acidic waste. Therefore milk consumption is not the solution to increase the calcium in the bones, because it helps to acidify more internal conditions promoting calcium loss in the bones.


3. Malfunction of the liver, gallbladder and fat metabolism
Before the body to take calcium from the bones also removed other alkali sodium is needed, but that is what retains sodium cholesterol in the gallbladder liquid suspension, and when to go away and reduces cholesterol and it hardens and stones are thus formed. This makes the liver and gallbladder entering stress doing a poor fat metabolism, knowing that bile is stored by the liver into the gallbladder to the breakdown of fats.


4. Malfunctioning kidneys.
When abundant proteins complicates everything for this essential organ of the body. And people, who eat a lot of protein in their daily diets for years, tend to have problems with your kidneys. The body cannot store excess protein, but instead of deleting what you do not use daily. This is the work of the kidneys.
 Excessive daily intake of protein gives unnecessary work to this vital organ. Then, calcium floating in the blood from bones to help alkalinize of acids in the blood, due to excess protein cause any problems to the kidneys. Stones are formed that alter their optimal performance, not properly eliminating toxins and waste, so that other organs and tissues are now affected, and all manner of disease can occur in these conditions.


4.      Colon malfunctions.
When we talk about excess protein in the American diet, mainly refers to meats, dairy products, which contain no fiber.
And eat plenty of animal products and low in fiber from plant sources, the slow transit of animal protein leads to the putrefaction of these. And the gut is affected by a potentially dangerous toxin. Colon cancer is associated with increased intestinal diseases.

The other important question is: Where will you get your protein?

But as the reader will notice this article moves towards a vegetarian based diet,  or a drastic reduction of animal meat and milk derivatives.
 
 And the other question that arises from the first is:

Where you can get protein in a vegetable diet?

The answer is very simple.  The body produces human proteins from amino acids derived from the breakdown of food in the diet. One basic material eats diet containing amino acids which form the body protein blocks. Requires 23 different kinds of amino acids to produce the human protein.

The way God designed our bodies is that we have 15 of them, and we lack the 8 must come from our diet.
As these amino acids we need is because they are known to be essential.
Then there are 8 essential amino acids.


Can these 8 essential amino acids be obtained from plants?
Of course you do.  Doctors and nutritionists say that if you eat fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and sprouts, on a regular basis, you are getting all the amino acids to make the proteins the body needs to function normally.

When God formed man and placed him in the Garden of Eden, God knew He  was doing. Remember the story of Daniel and the Bible records contained in the above article and meditate on before you think you require of meat animals to survive.

Now comes another interesting question.
Why America is so concerned about eating enough protein and their diet?


You have to remember the famous 4 food groups of school students were taught until recently. Guess who started with this teaching? There were doctors and nutritionists scholars of the country who wanted to ensure a good diet for people, of course not.

Do you know who was? The American Dairy Association.

They were interested in the business of milk and dairy products were sold and business flourished. The best way to get it was to indoctrinate young minds with the idea that if they stopped daily consume these products, something very important missing in your diet.  And related to proteins.
Also, they were also keen to include meat, in that famous group of the 4, they would like greatly to farmers breeding pigs too. They noted the importance of consuming meat daily and second in the list of basic four foods that time.

In 1956 Agriculture Department official decree the four food groups to the population consisting of vegetables and fruits, milk, meat, cereals and grains. She started this strategy as I said before in public schools. In recent years nutritionists have pointed out that these 4 groups is a concept useless and wrong, but instead have been proposed and taught the so-called food pyramid with grains as the foundation,
Followed by fruits and vegetables that provide all the body's requirements.
Above the level of the pyramid is then what is called delicatessen which does not eat daily.

Many of us grew up with the old Basic Four Food Groups USDA (Department of Agriculture U.S.), first introduced in 1956.
The passage of time has seen an increase in our knowledge about the importance of fiber, the health risks of cholesterol and fats, and disease preventive power of many nutrients found exclusively in plant foods. We also found that the plant kingdom provides excellent sources of nutrients previously associated only with meat and dairy products - namely, proteins and calcium.
But still because of the large commercial advertising of meat and dairy products, American cares if their diet does not contain enough meat portions.
The rest of the world is not far from this situation, and increasingly imitation increases the risk of serious illness.
This article series will continue.

With affection,
Ruben      July 2013

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