Here is another article I came across from doTERRA's Dr. Parker. A great myth buster!
“A common myth is that you can eat some specific thing and it will only affect a specific part of your body. On fist look, this sounds reasonable. Eat protein and your muscles will grow. Eat more protein and your muscles will grow bigger. So why is this a myth?
In the study of nutrition we learn about all the physiological movements and chemical changes a food goes through before it even makes it to your blood. One aspect of this is that your body always breaks down everything you eat into the simplest form then rebuilds it in a way that the body wants it to be built, based on its need at the time.
If you were to eat a house, your body would turn it back into bricks, boards, electrical, etc., move them through the body, then begin to rebuild that house of a different shape or form. If the house you originally ate was larger than the one your body wanted to build, it would not store extra material in the garage hypothetically, but it would throw it in the trash, or turn it into something it can store efficiently, such as stacks of bricks (fat). Since we rarely eat any one thing in isolation, the boards from the many houses you ate would get intermixed, with no way of knowing where they originally came from. Even if we eat just one food item for an extended period of time, our body is sloughing off the remaking cells (houses) and secretions (plumbing) constantly, so it would get mixed with those things regardless.
Once this great mix of building components gets into the blood, there is no way to direct it to just one organ. A cell (construction site) may send out a signal (supplies request) when it needs certain supplies, but this happens everywhere. You cannot help but affect the rest of the body, no matter what you eat. In the case of a vitamin or mineral, there is nothing wrong with this. But on many occasions, a nutrient or supplement that is thought to be healthy for one part of the body, say, the fingernails may be harmful to another organ, especially if the dose were too high.
As mentioned that if we eat too much of one thing for the houses the body was building, our body would get rid of excess material. Weightlifters commonly fall prey to this scenario. Unfortunately, trainers to often have little to no nutrition training, exclusively to weight training; routinely recommend to their clients that they should take up to 200 grams of protein a day, when about 100 grams a day is sufficient to build muscle at the same rate. When the liver and kidneys are healthy this is not usually harmful, although it does place some burden on those organs.
Here is why: After digesting and absorbing all that protein very efficiently (we absorb 95% or more of all protein, fat, and carbohydrates we eat), it then moves to the liver. The liver is presented with a problem. There is way too much protein (think of it as a single building material, such as boards) for the houses in the plans to be built. So the liver proceeds to immediately break down more than 50% of the protein, turning it into carbohydrates or fat. In fact, the liver breaks down 50% of the protein you eat even in the range of 50-100 grams of intake, which is typical for non-exercisers. That is an expensive and inefficient way to get carbs and fat.
doTERRA takes a sound nutritional approach with the products we provide. We consider the physiology and chemistry of the body. We don’t focus on any one thing as being a cure-all or exaggerate its benefits. We recognize the variety nature offers and focus on educating how to best use a particular product when appropriate. For example, our Lifelong Vitality Pack targets the needs that are most requested- energy, pain, immunity and mood. We care about meeting your needs and not just providing a single ingredient because we know it will not meet your true nutritional needs."
Dr. Parker recommends doTERRA Trim Shake used for a balanced diet that provides a perfect dose of protein along with the Lifelong Vitality to treat the whole body, not just one part.
I use doTERRA essential oils as an everyday part of my life. I am excited to talk about them and introduce them to people. However I am not Doctor, hence why I will occasionally post an article I have read from an experienced medical professional. I don't know about you, but sometimes I like to know what the doctor has to say. Hope you enjoyed the read!
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Dr. Parker holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences.
Article came from doTERRA Living magazine p.30-31