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Metabolism, what impacts it?

Metabolism refers to the complex set of chemical reactions that occur to maintain life. These processes are responsible for converting food into energy that the body uses to function, as well as for synthesizing essential molecules needed for growth, repair, and reproduction.

We have all been told to move more and eat less, this is why we are fat. I see people on a regular doing this but the bodies ability to break down food has been compromised by the cheimcals in our foods and the processes we use to process and cook food. To the point we are simply not digesting (so we are starving).

We do have a lot of food and instant access to all we need and then some. So making sure you eating the appropraite amounts are important. Plus ratio of amounts of proteins/ Fats/ Carbs is important as well. I want to discuss impacting metabolism and overall healthy weight through having good digestion.

If the body can not convert foods the metabolism is going to be impacted. f your digestion isn't functioning properly, it can potentially impact your metabolism in several ways:

  1. Reduced Nutrient Absorption: Digestive issues such as malabsorption syndromes or conditions like Crohn's disease or celiac disease can impair the absorption of essential nutrients including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Since these nutrients are crucial for energy production and various metabolic processes, their reduced absorption can lead to decreased energy levels and metabolic dysfunction.

  2. Imbalance in Gut Microbiota: The gut microbiota plays a significant role in digestion and metabolism. Digestive disorders or imbalances in gut bacteria (dysbiosis) can affect nutrient metabolism and energy balance. Dysbiosis may lead to inefficient processing of nutrients and alterations in energy metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain or loss.

  3. Changes in Hormonal Regulation: Digestive issues can influence the secretion and regulation of hormones involved in metabolism, such as insulin, glucagon, leptin, and ghrelin. For example, conditions like insulin resistance or hormonal imbalances related to thyroid function can occur with certain digestive disorders, impacting metabolism and energy balance.

  4. Inflammation and Oxidative Stress: Chronic digestive problems can lead to inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Inflammation and oxidative stress can disrupt metabolic pathways and impair cellular function, potentially contributing to metabolic dysfunction and related conditions such as insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.

  5. Altered Energy Expenditure: Digestive issues may affect appetite regulation and food intake. Some individuals with digestive disorders may experience reduced appetite or aversion to certain foods, leading to changes in calorie intake and energy expenditure. Additionally, discomfort or pain associated with digestion may impact physical activity levels, further influencing overall energy balance and metabolism.When we have put on excess weight the desire to eat slows down as we have enough to survive. When we have reduced body fat so drastically the body will make us feel hungry, as it is trying to survive so we need enough storage to survive.

As you can see it isn't just about moving and eating to much. The first step in weight and metabolism is to get your digestion working properly. This can be improved through foods and or supplementation. Things that damage digestion are chemicals, pesticides and herbacides, sugars, sugar chemicals, glyphosate, lack of zinc. Even our emotional state when eating can impact out digestion.

For my members go to the Blog with protocols and I will discuss what supplements and foods you can add to your routine to support a healthy metabolism.


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