The basic force and condition behind all activities of human life is the presence on command of energy. Energy is required for every aspect of existence – everything we do, think, feel, move, eat, drink, digest, dream and even breathe uses energy. We are born with a reserve of energy stored in all cells, which needs to be steadily replenished with breathing at all times. If breathing were to stop, death would ensue in a matter of minutes. In hibernation or coma, breathing is greatly reduced because of reduced use of energy expenditure, as compared to ordinary function. Energy cannot be made and it can’t be destroyed, it can only be converted from one form into another form.
Now, if Food is Energy – how come that people who eat a lot, particularly overweight and obese people – complain the most about lack of Energy? Fat is our primary source of energy from food, so why don’t people that thrive on a fatty diet are bursting with energy? We know that energy in food is measured in kilo calories and a lot of people actually count the daily intake of calories in order to balance their weight. And – yes it doesn’t work, why?
Life is much more complex than what can be compacted into a simple arithmetic formula and as a society; we are far away from understanding this complexity does eggplant have protein. Obviously, food is by far not the only source of energy; we get energy from air, exposure to the sun, cosmic energy, and energy from minerals, rocks, plants, animals and other humans. Expending energy is equally ambiguous; we emit energy without awareness to others, then obviously there is energy expenditure that can be measured such as muscle work at the gym, but what about Passion?
Doesn’t passion activate energy even in people that claim to have none? Then, would lack of energy be a euphemism for a lack of purpose in life? At play is with certainty a believe system, the spirit, the soul. We can’t measure it, yet we know it plays a vital role in receiving and expending energy. There is scientific evidence that believes influence the contraction and healing of disease and cognitively we know that a purpose in life activates energy according to the task.
Let’s go back to energy utilization from food sources. The little we know today is that energy in food cannot be adequately quantified or qualified by counting calories. Food transports information to the cells of the body – that is – food that is alive. Live food has measurable light in it, such as fruits and vegetables, water, eggs, etc., while processed; microwaved or irradiated food has none. The cells in the human body also have light and the intercellular communication is light.
So how can you eat plenty of food and have no energy? The amount of energy available to use at any one time depends on the quality of the blood, lymph, nerves and light energy pathways (known as meridians). These in turn are dependent upon the presence and the proper proportions and amounts of the essential substrates in the body, such as minerals, trace elements, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, fatty acids, carbohydrates, etc. At the same time, interference factors such as toxins from smoking, drugs, environmental toxins, transdermally induced toxins from personal care products, and chemicals inhaled from breathing air must be minimized. In addition we need to be well rested and well hydrated and our body’s must be in pH balance, neither acidic: d 6.4 pH, nor alkaline: e 7.0 pH.
If energy disposition were dependent on eating, then the more we would eat the more energy we would have at our disposal, and since fat has the highest energy content, fast food would provide what we need to cope with any energy demand situation. Well, obviously we know cognitively that the opposite is true, the more we eat and the worse the nutritional value of the food, the more sluggish and tired we become. While we can attest to the expenditure of energy, we rarely notice the buildup of energy. Here we return to the “Passion”: we may feel that we have no energy at all because we don’t perceive any purpose, we need to be overcome with Passion for something in order to unleash our latent potential of energy.
Most people don’t realize it, but the color of the food (colorful foods) you eat can make the difference between success and failure regarding weight loss and overall heath. The high-calorie, high-fat American diet today consists of bland colored foods that are not healthy for your body. If you can look at your plate in front of you and not see colorful foods, chances are good that you are not eating well enough to lose weight and keep it off for good.
How do you go about getting colorful foods on your plate? The key to designing this type of meal is to load up on a varied selection of fruits and vegetables broken down into seven different color groups. It’s too bad that the Skittles candy corporation is well known for their slogan “Taste the rainbow of flavors,” rather than the natural colorful foods that people should be associating color with.
Colorful foods come from the earth. When you first switch the usual American diet to a diet rich with color, you will lose weight since fruits and vegetables carry fewer calories per bite than breads, cakes and pastries made from refined flour. The color of food is important because the different plant chemicals they represent have different effects on the body. Aside from helping you lose weight, you will also become healthier.