Before suggesting any
diets to remedy defects in the biological system, I will describe the manner in
which it functions and the way in which it can be impacted
The biological system is
a process of ingestion, digestion, assimilation and elimination. Fundamentally
the body is like a tube: nutrition enters through the mouth, travels via the
oesophagus into the stomach, from the stomach through the pylorus into the
duodenum, and from the duodenum, through the jejunum and the ileum to the
iliocaecal valve. From there the remaining solids pass into the colon and exit
via the rectum. This process is the job of the body tube.
We need therefore to
ensure that this body tube and its organs are capable of ingesting efficiently.
Food needs to be well chewed to facilitate digestion by the body. When food is
inappropriately mixed or taken at irregular intervals, or if you are highly
stressed, the system is unable to properly digest it.
Pre-digestion takes place
between the mouth and the pylorus, the last part of the stomach. Actual
digestion occurs between the pylorus, duodenum and jejunum. In the duodenum the
pancreatic juices and gall bladder juices are added. The stomach is totally
acidic. The acidity of the stomach has to be converted and the pH has to be
balanced to a normal level of around 7.0. Thereafter digestion starts to take
Food is assimilated
through the villi of the small intestines. The villi are numerous little hairs
through which the fructose and glucose are assimilated. it is here that fats
are changed to lipase, protinase and amino acids, and starches changed to
All foods, excluding
vitamins, minerals and trace elements, have the capability of being converted
into glucose - fuel for the body. The nutrients are assembled in the small
intestines, from where they are transported by the hepatic vein to the liver.
The liver purifies the nutrients. An excess of sugar in the blood is converted
into glycogen and deposited. In this way the body maintains its
Glucose is released via
the liver into the vena cava, from where the blood and the nutrients are
transported to the lungs. The lungs oxygenate the blood, which then goes
directly to the heart. The heart in turn pumps the blood through the aorta and
on to the kidneys. This process is both simple and yet miraculous. It functions
automatically and continuously without conscious intervention.