by Scott Olsen
The body works in cycles, NOT haphazardly. If we work WITH our bodies’ cycles, once we understand them, we would operate smoother like a well oiled machine. When we work against them, you hear of problems like indigestion, constipation, bloat, gird, lack of energy and even disease.
The Body’s Cycles
On a daily basis we go through 3 cycles: taking in food which is called appropriation, absorption of those nutrients from the food is called assimilation and then eliminating what we took in after the body is finished extracting the nutrients (including billions of dead cells) is called elimination.
Our Bodies Are Smart and on Schedule
The Cycles Are Approximately:
Noon – 8 p.m. – Appropriation (eating and digesting)
8 p.m. – 4 a.m. – Assimilation (absorption and use of nutrients)
4 a.m. – noon – Elimination (eliminating toxic wastes and used food debris)
Acting Against These Cycles
Ever eat late at night? How did you feel the next morning? In a stupor? Groggy? Drugged? It’s a good example of working AGAINST the body’s natural cycles. The nutrition cycle is interrupted. Food, instead of being digested and used, rots and putrefies in your intestinal tract. Why do people have indigestion, reflux, gas, bloat and need to get relief for constipation? There is one good reason. Many of us just don’t know how our body works. Once we work WITH our natural cycles, excess weight comes off, energy goes up, elimination returns and relief for constipation is a thing of the past. The proper elimination of 5 – 8 Billion dead cells per day MUST be done. When it is not, autointoxication begins which leads to toxemia (reabsorbing toxicity back into our bloodstream). Relief for constipation is more that just feeling good!
Match Your Plate to Your Body
70% of our body is water, so 70% of our plate should be high water content foods. Fresh fruit and fresh vegetables are high water content foods. Water brings the nutrients into the cell but also carries the wastes out. Enough water through water rich foods and drinking pure water is missed by most Americans. 90% of Americans are clinically dehydrated – they DO NOT drink enough water. We are also the world’s leader in cancer and disease. Think about it. Use common sense. Get back to the basics. Understand more about how your body works, work WITH your body CYCLES, get relief for constipation and ENJOY FEELING GREAT AGAIN!
Be Your Own Lab Rat
Try eating to your body’s natural cycles for the next 3 weeks.
Eat 3/4 of each plate fresh (Organic) fruits and vegetables (not organic = saturated with pesticides – you got a death wish or what?) and the other quarter meat/fish, if you are a meat eater.
Most have found fruit only for breakfast (since it requires very little digestion) if you can wait until noon to eat.
Nothing after 8 p.m. to eat.
If you really want to go over the top, don’t ever combine meat and starch on the same plate (no meat and potatoes, no meat and pasta, etc.). If you have meat you eat with vegetables ONLY. You eat starch with vegetables ONLY. (Properly combining your food). Forget the bread.
Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of pure, clean water a day. You’ll have ENERGY like you are Superman and health to match!