THE SMITH'S HIERARCHY OF NUTRIENTS

LEVEL V

PHYTONUTRIENTS

Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-carcinogenic, lowers the risk of stomach and colon cancer. Binds toxic materials and escort them out of the body. Helps build healthy blood, protect against cancer and powerful wound helaler. Blocks the uptake of cholesterol and excrete it from the body thus help in to prevent heart disease also halts the developement of tumors in breast, colon and prostate glands, anti-inflammatory, stops cancer cell formation.

LEVEL IV

ANTIOXIDANTS

Protects our cells from free radicals, Compounds that protect against cell damage, Plays a role in preventing the development of chronic diseases as cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Rheumatoid arthritis and catarcts, keeps the elasticity of capillary wall.

LEVEL III

AMINO ACIDS

Building blocks of protein, important that one maintains a steady and balanced supply of these nutrients proper body, performance, muscles building and repair, sexual arousal, may help with nerve deafness.

LEVEL II

PROBIOTICS

Healthy bacteria, living microorganism, maintains the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines. Live microscopic living organisms, such as bacteria, and yeasts have a vital role in the fermentation and digestion of carbohydrates and aid in the digesting fats and proteins, important for bowel function, prevention of colon cancer, can lower cholesterol, reduces inflammation, help with mineral absorption

LEVEL I

ENZYMES/ALKALINE

Enzymes are the catalyst for all living cells (LIFE). It is the catalyst for life force. Is involved in all functions of the body, basic movement, to the function of our organs, thoughts that come from our brain move, feel, hear, see, enhance blood breaks down fats, helps to shed excess weight, enhance mental capacity, improves aging skin.

THE SMITH'S HIERARCHY OF NUTRIENTS : IN DEPTH

Minerals are chemical elements, which are vital for life. The body is not equipped to produce the minerals that are needed to function. Instead these nutrients must be obtained from food. Your health is depended upon the food chooses that you make. Therefore we must make wise choices.  Nothing effect you as much as the food that you eat you are what you eat (you are what the body does with it once it is eaten, how it absorbed.). 

 

There are no words that can be express to how vital it is to eat right all your nutrients/nutrition, including vitamins and minerals come from your food.  Your life is your food. 

 

Roles of minerals in the body. Boron promotes healthy bones, teeth; metabolism of other minerals. 

Calcium:  blood clotting, intracellular signaling, muscle contraction.

 Chromium: insulin and glucose tolerance responses

Cobalt:  contained in vitamin B12.

Cooper:  formation of hemoglobin; absorption and use of iron; skin hair pigmentation Fluoride: prevents dental carries; crystalline structure of bones and teeth

Iodine: contained in hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). 

Iron: Contained in cytochromes, myoglobin, and hemoglobin.

Magnesium: mineral present mainly in the bones, maintains electrical potential in nerve and muscle cells

Phosphorus: contained in bones, teeth; role in energy metabolism

Potassium: role in fluid and electrolyte balance; heart muscle activity; metabolism and protein synthesis

Selenium: proper heart functions; possibly prevents certain cancers

Sodium: present in extra cellular fluid 

Sulphur: energy metabolism, enzyme function, and detoxification

Zinc: contained in enzymes, transcription factors

 

Minerals are as important to the human body as breathing; without the proper amount of minerals our body would cease to function properly, and if the deficiency is severe enough it can and will result in death

 

What you think that you don’t know is killing you. Most people don’t understand that minerals have an effect on nearly every single function in the body. One of these key actions is to act as a reactor to many essential vitamins and nutrients. In other words you can take vitamins every day but, but if you are not taking the correct minerals to bind with the vitamins they will simply get excreted and not used properly by the body; leaving you vitamin and mineral deficient. A perfect example of this is vitamin d and calcium; when you take either of these the other is needed to allow the body to absorb the nutrient properly. Calcium is also needed to react with vitamin c to aid in absorption. The list goes on that I have list in the book.

 

Minerals also have a tremendous effect on several of our organs, as well as our blood tissue, and cells, Maintain a harmonious balance inside the body is crucial to proper function; if this critical balance of alkaline and acidity gets thrown off, even in the slightest, it can cause a chaos in the body known as metabolic imbalance, and this condition can lead to several other life threatening conditions.

 

Again, I can not emphasize enough the necessity for eating the proper foods, and you can never get the proper nutrients vitamins and minerals from any thing that is not natural and by that I mean, anything that is not man made it is not natural, synthetic. Your food is the way of life. RyWhe is a great natural drink that has all the nutrients that you need in one drink, probiotics, enzymes, minerals, phytonutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, and flavornors.

Vitamins

 

 Vitamins are chemical compounds necessary for normal growth, maintenance of health and reproduction. There are 13 vitamins currently identified as essential for maintaining good health; the body cannot survive without them.  They are nutrients for the human body that contained within food substances. They help the body use energy nutrients, maintain normal body tissue, act as a regulator, and are only needed in small amounts minerals are needed for several body  functions including building strong bones, transmitting  nerve signals, maintaining a normal heart beat, and are  used to produce necessary hormones.

 

There are a total of thirteen needed vitamins, four that are produced in the body itself. Biotin, pantothenic, acid, and vitamin K are made in the human intestine and usually in adequate amounts to meet the body’s needs. Sunlight on the skin surfaces can produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D. The remaining vitamins must be supplied in the daily diet.

 

Vitamins help the body convert carbohydrates and fat into energy and assist in the formation of bones and tissues. Vitamins are either fat-soluble or water soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins cannot be dissolved in water, so they are store in the body fat until they are transported to cells by the blood. Because these vitamins can accumulate in the body,  

It is especially important for a person’s regular daily nutrient intake of fat soluble vitamins not to exceed the tolerable upper intake levels (UL). Water –soluble vitamins must be replenished frequently.

 

There are eight (8) B vitamins, Thiamin (b-1), riboflavin (B-2), Niacin (B-3), pantothenic acid (B-5), Pyridoxine (B-6), Cobalamin (B-12), Biotin, Folate (folic acid folacin). And the other vitamins are vitamin A, C, D, E, and K. All are necessary for numerous special functions in the body.

FATS/LIPIDS

 

Another supply of energy comes from fats. Fats, carbohydrates, and proteins all are energy sources.

 

Dr. Sears:  Fat makes up sixty percent of the brain and the nerves that run every system in the body. So it stands to reason that the better the fat in the diet, the better the brain. (The Good Fat). The average America brain is getting fat, but it’s, not getting the right kind of fat.

 If your brain as the master gland that sends chemical messengers throughout the body. Telling each organ how to work.  An Important group of these chemical messengers are the prostaglandins (so –called because they were originally discovered in the prostate gland). Prostaglandins initiate the body‘s self repair system. The body needs two kinds of fat to manufacture healthy brain cells (the message senders) and prostaglandins (the messengers). These are omega 6 fatty acids (found in many oils, such as safflower. Sunflower, corn, and sesame oils) and omega 3 fatty acids (found in flax, pumpkin seeds and walnuts, and coldwater fish, such as salmon and tuna). The foods from which oil can be extracted are generally the foods highest in essential fatty acids.

 

(Sears) When the cells of the human body – and the human brain are deprived of the essential fatty acids they need to grow and function, the cells will try to build replacement fatty acids that are similar, but may actually be harmful. High blood levels of “replacement fatty acids” are associated with diets that are high in hydrogenated fats and diets that contain excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids. Levels of replacement fatty acids have been found to be elevated in persons suffering from depression or Attention Deficit Disorder. A diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids (such as the LNA from flax oil or the EPA  from fish oils) not only provides the body with healthy fats, but it also lowers the blood level of potentially harmful ones, such as cholesterol and , possibly, even reversing the effects of excess trans fatty acids. The retina of the eye contains a high concentration of the fatty acid DHA, which the body forms from nutritious fats in the diet. The more nutritious the fat, the better the eye can function.  (Sears) And since most people are visual learner’s Better eyes mean better brains.  This is where you can see the necessity for vitamin A, the fat soluble vitamin; it is only absorbed in fat. 

 

Fat helps food to stay in the stomach longer, giving a greater sense of satisfaction and preventing hunger soon after meals. Fat also helps the body produce endorphins (natural substances) in the brain that produce pleasurable feelings. Diets too low in fat 9 less 25%) may trigger cravings.

Proteins help your body to build and retain muscle the energy you need each day protein rich foods such as beans, nuts, poultry, fish and eggs also provide healthy doses of zinc. Proteins can also be used for fuel. It also takes double the time to change protein into sugar. 

 

Proteins play a major role in ensuring your health well being. There are innumerable functions of protein in the body.  However the primary functions of proteins include building and repairing of body tissues, regulation of body processes and formation of enzymes and hormones. Proteins aid in the formation of antibodies that enable the body to fight infection. Proteins serve as a major energy supplier. There are distinctive kinds of proteins each performing a unique function in the body. Proteins form a major part of your body, next to water.

 

The composition of proteins in the body is like that muscle contains about 1/3 protein, bone contains about 1/5 protein, skin consist about 1/10.  The other parts of the body tissues fluids, and the blood contains large amounts of protein.  Also the hemoglobin is made of molecule from proteins.  

 

Proteins form an important nutrient component of the body. Made up of essential and non- essential amino acids, it helps in building and repairing muscles and bones, restoring body cells.

Carbohydrates are the most important sources of energy for the human body. They contain the elements   carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The first part of the name carbohydrate (carbo.)  Means that they contain carbon. The second part of the name (“hyde”) means that they contain hydrogen. The third part of the name (“ate-“) means that they oxygen. In all carbohydrates the ratio hydrogen atoms to oxygen atoms is 2:1 just like water.

Carbohydrate a compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Most are known as grain sugars, starches, and fibers. Carbohydrates are level I on the USDA food pyramid. And as we continue through the different pyramids you will begin to see the importance of these pyramid that contains the first step of what is most important, yes they all are important however, as Maslow say we must attempt to try to complete each step in order to thrive other wise we will fail to thrive, we are like the handicap we are we don’t walk when we should, don’t talk when we should can’t read when we should we are slow and behind where we should be. We are always in a delay stage.  This is call failure to thrive. Therefore we must continue in levels, understanding that each level is important and need each other to be complete. It is like the body needs all body. (You need the neck for the head, and the chest, for the neck, and you need arms, you need all part).  

 

 American Diabetes Association, eating carbohydrates is like putting gas in your children car it’ll give them energy fast. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of fuel. Your child’s digestive system turns carbohydrates into sugar quickly and easily. That sugar feeds all the cells in her body.

 

The two bottom layers of the food pyramid (breads and grains, fruits, and vegetables) consist of foods high in carbohydrates, sugar is also a carbohydrate (as honey, molasses, syrup, and other sweeteners). Carbohydrate is the food that most influences blood glucose levels. So tracking the amount of carbohydrates in your diet is one way to plan meals. 

 

Carbohydrates are key to your diet, do not eliminate them. Learn how to use them for your best result. Make them work for you, not you work for them.

Tips To Maintain Weight Loss

  1. Eat all the foods you like; however’ do so in moderation. Make sure the bread and pasta is whole grain.
  2. Make sure that the food you eat has little to no preservatives or anything that is not natural.
  3. No Cornsyrup / High fructose Corns Syrup or Sucrose at all. You will begin to lose weight quickly just by removing these unnatural sugars from your diet.
  4. If you must have something sweet, and it is not fruit, then look for evaporated cane juice, organic raw sugar, or molasses. These types of sugars do not go through heavy processing and still contains nutrients and are natural.
  5. Eat food in combination at every meal, and eat in moderation.

WHERE DOES THE BODY GET IT'S ENERGY?

FOOD PORTION PLATE: HOW WE SHOULD EAT