Some time in 2013 I began to take seriously the idea that health and happiness are metabolic issues. The word ‘metabolism’ denotes the way energy is used and created in the body – real physical energy. As far as I have been able to see there are metabolic pathways that the body invokes to respond to stress and there are pathways for efficient energy creation that support a healthy, high functioning body.
Mostly by changing my diet, I have transformed myself from someone who was depressed, frequently sick and often tired to someone who is increasingly optimistic and healthy. That probably doesn’t surprise anyone reading this blog, but what might surprise you is that I don’t think the Paleo diet or the Paleo-sphere with its obsession with low carbohydrate, hypo-caloric diets is a long term solution for a healthy organism free of disease and biological stress.
Considering just how essential efficient energy production is to most biological functions, limiting efficient energy sources, and the concurrent curbing of the metabolic rate to me seems dangerous.
I am not a doctor, nor am I institutionally trained. I am an autodidact. Considering the track record of the Western medical establishment in dealing with chronic non-life-threatening disease (hint: it’s not good), I don’t know whether that should scare you off or encourage you to read on. Your health is your own so do your own research and establish your own criteria for success.
For what it’s worth, here’s my current mantra:
( good digestion * metabolic rate ) – micronutrient deficiency = metabolic health
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