The food we eat gives our bodies the "information" and materials they need to function properly. If we don't get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines.
If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease.
In short, what we eat is central to our health.
Nutritional Misalignment interferes with the body's function and its innate intelligence.
What Does Food Do In Our Bodies
The nutrients in food enable the cells in our bodies to perform their necessary functions. This quote from a popular textbook describes how the nutrients in food are essential for our physical functioning.
In other words, nutrients give our bodies instructions about how to function. In this sense, food can be seen as a source of "information" for the body. See examples in Food As Information.
Thinking about food in this way gives us a view of nutrition that goes beyond calories or grams, good foods or bad foods. This view leads us to focus on foods we should include rather than foods to exclude.
Instead of viewing food as the enemy, we look to food as a way to create health and reduce disease by helping the body maintain function.
Biological Function Not Dysfunction
Patients enrolled in the Five Pillars total health program work directly with Dr. Tony Hicks to optimize and address their whole body care including Nutritional Misalignment. Contact Dr. Tony Hicks now for a FREE consultation.