Recently I had a conversation with a well-known nutritionist. “Of course, we are what we eat, aren’t we?” I asked. She looked at me rather disparagingly and said, “No, no – wrong: we are what we assimilate.”

She went on to talk about how the health of the internal flora of our digestive system determines how well we absorb the food we eat. Well-absorbed nutrients help the body to form the cells that constitute the immune system and to assure a healthy organism. Poor digestive function means poor assimilation, chronically low energy levels, poor immune responses and an ever-diminishing level ...


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