The word metabolism is derived from the Greek language. And it means “change” or “transformation”. For our purposes of body function, metabolism is the amount of energy your body burns/uses to maintain vital bodily functions. Your goal, is to make sure you are not having your body waste its current energy on needless tasks such as trying to breakdown harmful indigestible foods, dealing with negative people, allowing unproductive worry, or exercising ineffectively and for too long.
At every moment, be it that you are sleeping, or at the mall shopping or in the gym exercising, your body is constantly burning calories/energy. It needs fuel just as a car needs fuel to power itself or a machine. Your metabolism is the regulator and manager of your body’s fuel.
Eating right for your specific body chemistry is an important way to ensure that your food will be metabolized more effectively and that you won’t feel drained after your meal from toxic buildup and fermentation.
Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist Elisabeth Bastos is founder of the Natural Care Family Clinic that has now expanded to the Bastos Natural Family Center in Southwestern ON since 2005. She has proven processes for restoring mental and physical balance, using simple systems for root cause healing. She is a wife, mother of 2 small children and author of 2 books, the Energy Guide and her Intolerance Free Simplified Recipe book that now empower families internationally. She has contributed to Chatelaine, appeared on experts live and is a professional speaker empowering individuals, families and other Naturopathic Doctors. To learn more about her foundations of transformation visit
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