Nutrition is such an important part of health for me and I consider it a vital ingredient in healing the complete body, mind and spirit. Providing a positive environment for growth includes physical health at the cellular level.
Science has discovered a new class of nutrients that form the building blocks of every cell in your body. These nutrients are called glyconutrients.
Glyconutrients are actually sugars that are not sweet and that create the structure of each cell. These nutrients are responsible for all cell-to-cell communictaion. Just as an orchestra can’t perform without a conductor, your body cannot function properly without glyconutrients. Not being able to communicate properly affects ultimately how every system works in the body such as the digestives system, the immune system and the nervous system.
Since the modern diet is lacking in these essential nutrients, and every single cell in your body needs these building blocks, adding the right glyconutrients to you diet can make everything function better. Healthy cells make healthy tissues, organs, systems and, ultimately, healthy bodies.
This is the field of science that explores the structure and functions of the sugars or carbohydrates that surround every cell in the human body. These sugars are referred to in the medical community as glycans. In 2003 MIT proclaimed it one of the “top ten technologies that would change the world.” There are Glycobiology departments in universities and research centers globally. The National Academy of Science has published a document that talks about the importance of the new science “Glycans play roles in almost every biological process and are involved in every major disease.
There are approximately two hundred simple sugars found in nature but only the eight listed below are found in various combinations surrounding every single cell in the body, and are dominant ingredients in mothers’ breast milk.
Many of these sugars are stripped out of our modern, highly processed foods. They are also gravely missing from whole foods due to green harvesting and soil depletion. Our experience has been that the addition of these types of sugar-nutrients can have extremely positive effects on immune function and overall well-being.
The Sugars are also Critical Factor for Proper Immune Function
While sugar-nutrients do not treat specific diseases, they do allow for the cells to send proper messages within the body. When our cells communicate clearly, it is amazing what the immune system is capable of doing. Our bodies know how to make corrections and restore proper function, given the raw materials they need. These critical sugars are like the vowels in our alphabet. When the vowels are in place we understand our conversation. If we took the vowels out of our conversation we’d be speaking gibberish and that would make communication severely limited. When our immune systems communicate properly the body listens, and that makes for a very exciting wellness journey!
The National Academy of Science Report: Glycoscience-Report-Brief-Final-5
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Did you ever hear the expression you are what you eat? As an intensive care nurse I was well aware of the effect the altered food, toxic environment, tremendous stress had on us. Two questions that come to my mind are, how do we know that the food we are eating is safe and nourishing? And how do we know that we can absorb it? Due to soil depletion, green harvesting, over hybridised wheat and GMO food our intestines have been compromised and the food we have been eating is lacking vital nutrients. This leaves us malnourished at the cell level and vulnerable. It is time to wake up and learn the things we need to do to strengthen ourselves.
Vitamins and minerals supplements are not always the answer. “My mother gave me a flint stones vitamin everyday, little did I know they were so toxic.” Our industries have known that our food has been lacking vital nutrients for a while now. Therefore, they have tried to return the nutrients back into our diets by creating a new vitamin/mineral supplement industry. The problem is 95% of these vitamins are made of petroleum, coal tar and synthetics. Studies conducted by the pharmaceutical companies in the mid-1990’s, resulted in disturbing findings that halted them, and yet these supplements were never pulled from the marketplace. Now we must make critical decisions on which supplements really serve us.
Our industries have known that our food has been lacking vital nutrients for a while now. Therefore, they have tried to return the nutrients back into our diets by creating a new vitamin/mineral supplement industry. The problem is 95% of these vitamins are made of petroleum, rocks, coal tar and synthetics. Studies conducted by the pharmaceutical companies in the mid-1990’s, resulted in disturbing findings that halted them, and yet these supplements were never pulled from the marketplace. Now we must make critical decisions on which supplements really serve us.
Studies Published in the New England Journal of Medicine
Beta carotene and vitamin A in natural, whole food, plant-based form are not bad—they are essential for human health! These studies demonstrated the synthetic, man-made chemical versions sold in 95 percent of all supplements were not recognized by our bodies in the same way as the natural forms and can be extremely dangerous.
Find out if your vitamins/minerals are natural or synthetic!
This is the Consumer Awareness Guide, What’s Natural About Being Synthetic?. You can download it for free here.