Disease rates are rocketing to the moon, with no slowdown in sight, 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.
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.
To make this work, our cells need the raw material to make enzymes, which is protein. And, for best results, a little dab won’t do ya.
Here’s the deal:
Our bodies create enzymes from protein, but what happens when we get all trendy and go low-protein? Faced with an enzyme mandate, our bodies compensate by nipping what they need out of our muscles. Like most forms of cannibalism, this doesn’t end well. And protein from muscle doesn’t work as well as protein from diet.
But enzymes always, always, always have things to do and places to go, so they hurry along through their appointed rounds–at least, as best they can. With a low-protein diet, staggering may be as good as it gets.
One thing for sure, their constant whirlwind of activity means enzymes use up a lot of energy.
But if enzymes don’t get the nutrition they need, 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.
Which is where you end up on a low-protein diet. Going slow on protein may be one of the worst ideas of the century. Maybe longer.
Steak is where it’s at when you want to be healthy. (But read my article “Does It Matter What Cows Eat” before you chomp down.)
Protein gives your body the raw materials to build enzymes all day long. And every ready-to-rumble enzyme means more energy for you.
We’re grilling tonight!
Then, once the grill’s back in business, set yourself up a good vitamin/mineral program. Vitamins and minerals take everything to the next level by nourishing the enzymes to reach higher heights, better energy, more agile brain power, all sorts of great things.
So, should you decide you want to leave fatigue behind and head for victory lane, plan a good vitamin/mineral program to add to your protein-eating ways.
And then execute the plan. No program does a lick of good if it never gets past the planning stage.
You will be amazed, astonished and agog at the difference it makes to go at life by giving your body what it needs, to do what it needs to do.
And I’m not talking “no pain, no gain.” How hard can life be when doing good things for your health starts with eating a juicy steak? It’s all gain.