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.
A drunk driver damaged Bette Dowdell's pituitary gland shortly before her first birthday. Although doctors insisted for years that she was fine, her health drifted to a crash-and-burn event, and she realized her health was up to her.
Now she's happy to report she has energy all day, every day. She sleeps well. Colds, flu and headaches are all in the past. Optimism moved back in. Life is good.
Now Bette's sharing what she knows with others to help them take control of their health, too. People who become their own health advocate enjoy far better health than those that don't.
Bette grew up in The Salvation Army, where her parents were officers. Like the military, this Army life involved a lot of moving, and she attended ten schools, in nine cities, in three states before graduating from high school.
After college, Bette worked as an IBM Systems engineer, a small-company consultant and software company owner. She wrote the books How to be a Christian Without Being Annoying, On We March: A memoir of growing up in The Salvation Army and the e-book Pep For The Pooped: Discovering the Vitamins and Minerals Your Body Is Starving For.
She lives in the Phoenix area.