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WHAT IS YOUR METABOLISM, REALLY?

A number of people complain about having a “slow metabolism”, but what actually is the metabolism?

The definitions in the dictionary for the word metabolism can be too technical or complex. I offer my readers the following basic definition of “metabolism” that I find easier to understand:

Metabolism: all the movements, changes and actions which your body does to convert food and nutrients into energy in order to survive.

There are many processes, movements, actions and changes that the human body carries out to be able to survive: digestion, absorption, breathing, immune system (defense), circulation, elimination, etc. Each one of these processes has something in common: movement. The movement always involves the use of energy. Without energy there isn’t movement. All matter is made of energy in movement. Although we can’t see the atoms that make up the matter moving in their constant orbits, it is still true that all of matter is made up of atoms that are in movement.  

The human body is made up of matter. There are components like water, fat, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals.  All of these matters are animated by the life in us, but, at the same time, they respond to the laws of physics and atoms. In order to survive, all live organisms must be able to have movement, but the movement must be an ordered movement and at the right rate. For example, if our heart beats at a rate that is too slow, it would be a risk almost as severe as if it were beating at a rate that is too fast. In order to survive, the human body needs to have movement pero but this movement must be at an adequate rate, not too slow, not too fast.

The metabolism is a sum of all the movements that the body executes to be able to exist as a body. When we say that we have a “slow metabolism”, in reality we are saying that the movement of the body isn’t at the optimal rate.

There are health, nutrition, and lifestyle factors that reduce the rate of the movement of the body’s processes. Other factors also exist that accelerate and contribute to increasing the rate of the movement of the body’s processes.

People associate the so-called: “slow metabolism” with a severe difficulty in losing weight. However, having a “slow metabolism” is something that can become quite dangerous. This is because when the metabolism is too slow all the processes of the body are also slowed and that can cause constipation, accumulation of toxins, bad circulation, lots of infections, bad digestion, weight problems, and obesity, among other things.

The Power of Your Metabolismis about how to recognize these factors and how to utilize the knowledge about them with respect to improving your metabolism, and with it, your health.

 



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