To review: In order to correct common oxygen deficiency the first step is to create habits to your daily life which will increase oxygen naturally. You can find them explained further in the slide show “Free Ways To Increase Your Oxygen Level”
Oxygen is the worlds most basic fuel! Most people are starved of oxygen because of several factors including
- Eating cooked food,
- Not breathing from the diaphragm,
- Eating animal products and processed food,
- Living a sedentary life-style,
- Living in houses full of stagnant, oxygen depleted air,
- Living in cities full of stagnant oxygen depleted air.
In this six part series we are looking at each of these in more detail. Today’s topic is about how eating animal products and processed food decreases available oxygen.
Free Ways to Correct Oxygen Deficiency, Part 2: Processed Food and Animal Products.
Let’s now look closer at how we decrease our daily oxygen levels with our diet and food choices… To start, ask yourself these question:
How many processed foods do you eat during the day?
Do you know how to tell if a food is processed or not?
A processed food is one that is LOW in fiber, enzymes, water, & oxygen while also being HIGH in saturated fats and sugars.
The main point to remember is that processed food’s natural oxygen content has been stripped away. Which means…
(1) Our system robs oxygen from other body functions (like brain/thinking, heart/pumping, muscles/moving, etc.) in an attempt to metabolize the oxygen-deficient processed food.
(2) When the body cannot steal enough oxygen to break down and thoroughly burn away the processed food, you end up with a constant build-up of residue (toxins) that further harms the body.
When our cells are fired up with plentiful oxygen, our body’s oxidative processes are are fully engaged. What this means is our bodies are able to extract and use the vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and other nutrients found in the natural food sources and dietary supplements we choose to eat.
Before the 20th century there was no industrial food production and processing. Coincidentally, back then many of the diseases that are common place today were largely unknown. It was the industrialization of food preparation that has lead to the abundance of food products that aren’t “real,” as Frank Forencich writes in his “Is it Foods?” chapter of the book “EXUBERANT ANIMAL”:
“The single most important thing we need to know about nutrition in the modern world is how to recognize the difference between food and food products.
Mr. Forencich goes on to makes these suggestions to help you distinguish between “real food” and food products:
- If it didn’t exist until after 1903 (when the hydrogenation process was invented), it’s probably not a “real food.”
- It it’s wrapped in layers of plastic, cardboard and foil, it’s probably not food.
- If it requires heavy advertising to sell it, it’s probably not food.
In other words, “real foods” are foods direct from nature, which were consumed by our ancestors for eons, long before the industrialization of our food supply.
As stated earlier, when our food does not have a sufficient oxygen content of it’s own, the body robs oxygen from other body functions in a desperate attempt to metabolize the oxygen-deficient processed food.
And then, to add insult to injury, when it is not possible for the body to steal enough oxygen to break down and thoroughly burn away the processed food, you end up with a constant build-up of residue (toxins) that further harms the body.
So when choosing what foods to bring in your house, follow Frank Forencich guidelines and purchase whole fresh foods which include oxygen. This will encourage proper digestion, nutrient absorption and promote overall good health.