Dr. Frank Suarez defines Metabolism as all the movements, changes, and actions which your body does to convert food and nutrients into energy in order to survive.
There are many processes, movements, actions, and changes that the human body carries out to be able to survive: digestion, absorption, breathing, immune system, circulation, eliminations, etc. Each one of these processes has something in common: MOVEMENT.
The movement always involves the use to energy. No energy, no movement. Let’s think about this for a second. What I am really saying is that you get to think of energy beyond physical movement.
How often, we’ve said or heard someone say “I don’t have the energy to exercise, play, garden, and perform physical activities. I am just too tired.”
I want you to think of energy from a cellular level. Pretty cool insulin receptors are outside the cell membranes. They bind with insulin circulating in the bloodstream. When these two pretty things bind, the cell opens its arms to the circulating glucose in bloodstream and uses for energy.
Energy for what?
- Gland and organ function
- Mental clarity, attention, and focus
- Optimal cellular growth and repair
- Relationships, career, fun and more
The metabolism is a sum of all the movements that the body executes to be able to exist as a body.
When we say that we have a ‘slow metabolism’, in reality, we are saying that the movement of the body isn’t at the optimal rate.
Slow metabolism shows up in different ways, including constipation, accumulation of toxins, bad circulation, lots of infections, bad digestion, weight problems, and obesity.
Let’s think about this again. What happens when we have excess glucose in the body? Insulin raises. Excess insulin will damage insulin receptors. Uhhh…how will your cells be able to welcome glucose in and generate awesome energy for you to conquer the day?
It’s true that’s not all about nutrition and lifestyle. Genetics plays a role but a much smaller degree than most people give credit for.
Btw, my metabolism is about 13% below the average of women of my age and race. I will talk more about this in the future.