Deepak Chopra lectures regularly on the fact every cell in the body consistently regenerates. Your stomach lining renews itself completely every 2-3 days, and the liver every 6-7 weeks. Cells are continually dividing and replicating, with old cells fading away as new cells take over.
Throughout this process you literally become the food you eat. In every sense of the word, you ARE what you absorb. Consider how you nourish your body, what you put on our skin and most especially the ways in which you feed your mind. Thoughts create words, deeds…and ultimately, life achievement. Pay close attention to the people around you, the places you frequent and the media you consume. It all feeds into small daily habits….which sustain or deplete you.
Depletion is caused by stressors like environmental pollutants, processed foods, excess weight, inactivity and emotional distress. Stress creates toxin build up, leading to inflammation which invites disease. Worse, toxins have to be stored within fat cells to protect your major organs from harm, so toxins actually contribute to excess body fat!
It’s especially important to balance blood sugar and normalise pH. Decreasing stressors and balancing nutrition help keep you on an even keel. Together they create an anti-inflammatory environment within the body, which diminishes the breeding ground for disease, promotes healing and maintains overall good health.