2. Not only does cooking the food prevent us from know what to eat, the food we eat that has been cooked, can not be properly digested, and we suffer for that. Let me start by going over my understanding of the way food is digested. This is how normal digestion happens: We chew our food and the saliva mixes with the food and starts to break down the starches into more simple sugars. The food travels down the esophagus into the top of the stomach. It stays in the top of the stomach for a while before it gets mixed with
in the stomach that will break down proteins into the amino acids that the proteins are made of. This is done in a highly acidic environment with chlorine. The stomach wall is protected against this acidic environment (and protein digesting enzymes) through a mucous layer which consists of a chemical combination of proteins and starches. While the food is waiting in the top of the stomach, it continues being digested. The Ptyalin in the saliva, whic
h is breaking down the starches into sugars, is not the only chemical activity taking place. The food also comes with enzymes. Plants and animals have enzymes thoughout all of its cells and parts, and when we chew the food, the enzymes are there. And usually the exact enzymes needed to break down the food. By the time the food enters the acid environment of the middle part of the stomach, a lot of the starches, proteins and fats have started on their way toward digestion. In the middle part of the stomach, Pepsin and Typsin continue to break down the proteins into amino acids. Later the food continues into the intestines. As the food enters the intestines through the first part called the Duodenum, the food is judged for its need for enzymes. It must be determined: what must be infused into the intestines to complete the digestive process for this food. Bile from the gall bladder, which is partially made from the remains of dead red blood cells serve as an emulsifying agent to provide a medium, base and mecha
nism for the enzymes to digest the food. The pancreas will send in more enzymes as needed to digest the remaining starch, proteins and especially lipids(fats), because most of the lipid catabolism takes place here. At this point, if the food was cooked, then the enzymes were rendered inactive, and the predigestion in the first part of the stomach was minimal except for what the saliva did, and by this time, the fats have not even started to be digested. So the pancreas will be hard pressed to supply all the needed enzymes. It couldn't possible make all the enzymes there in the pancreas, so it leeches enzymes from all over the body, to satisfy the demands of the digestive system. And this is how the pancreas gets the enzymes:
White blood cells travel throughout the body in the circulatory systems of the blood and the lymph. They digest particles and live bacteria with enzymes that breakdown the different molecules of life like proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The same enzymes that are used to digest food in the digestive system are the same enzymes that are used to breakdown cells that can't be repaired, as well as the bacteria deemed foreign matter. White blood cells also function to transport enzymes around the body, since they have such large storage. Sometimes, an area of the body needs extra enzymes to break down cells that can't be repaired. Usually though, precedence is taken by the demands of the digestive system. If the digestive system needs enzymes, other parts of the body may have to wait till much later to process the dead cells and wastes. Eating cooked food demands more enzymes; enzymes that could be used as needed all over the body. When the body cannot break down a cell that is
not healthy and cannot be repaired, it must guard the rest of the healthy body against what has become a toxic threat. So it quarantines the area. As the backlog builds, it moves the toxic parts into one area. After a while, this area may be observed as a tumor. Is it a common misconception to think of cancer as a disease, Because it is really the other way around. If the body wasn't able to segregate the toxic mass in such an efficient manner, the person would have died long ago. Cancer is really a life saving and prolonging survival mechanism.
Cancer may also seem to be caused as a direct result of sun exposure, because the sun will tend to damage cells and further add to the backlog. But this backlog would not be a problem if the enzymes were free to do their work. There are enzymes that continually traverse the DNA to check for abnormalities and mutations. When such a situation is observed, the cell is marked for repair, and enzymes are employed to correct the inconsistency. If the cell cannot be repaired, it is marked for re-assimilation; where enzymes are needed to catabolize and digest it, breaking it down into its fundamental molecules, which may serve as building blocks and energy in other areas of the body.
(I will expound on this. People notice that exposure to the sun can damage the skin and rest of the body. That may be true, but the sun is one of the most vital and fundamental nutrients that feed life. Along with air, and water, and soil, the sun completes the essential resource of life generating energy. It can appear that the sun may damage the body. The ultraviolet rays of the sun may mutate a strand of DNA within a chromosome in a random cell. However animals usually have natural protection and healing for such occurrences.