How you Can do so Many Bad Things to Yourself and Still Function: Your
Body's Metabolic Reserve and Priority Systems
How Health Kinesiology™ / BioEnergectic
Physiology™ Measures Your Metabolic Reserve.
The stores of nutrients and other vital substances in
your body are known as your metabolic reserve. Your metabolic reserve is an indication of your
overall level of health and proper nutrition. The muscle testing techniques of Health Kinesiology™ /
BioEnergetic Physiology™, some of which I have described in previous articles, provide an extremely
accurate way of measuring this reserve. After using Health Kinesiology™ / BioEnergetic Physiology™
techniques to determine your body's nutritional needs, we can begin to restore proper nutritional
balance through adequate diet and a nutritional supplement
Your supplement requirements will probably be quite high
at first, to allow for immediate repair work such as cleaning out the mucus produced by allergic
reactions, improving digestion, and so on. After your body's toxicity has been reduced, supplements
will be needed to provide the raw materials required for the repair of damaged tissues. Only after
that is done can nutrients be stored in your body's metabolic reserve. Using Health Kinesiology™ /
BioEnergetic Physiology™ techniques — we can monitor this process, constantly evaluating your progress
and determining where your supplements are being used.
As each stage of the repair process occurs and you become
healthier and healthier, your supplement requirements will drop. As reserves of a given substance are
built up in the body, that supplement requirement may be completely eliminated. Certain supplements,
however, will probably never drop completely because these substances are so widely deficient in our
diet – for example, vitamins A and C, or minerals such as calcium, manganese.
Your Body's Priority System
Your body has a system of priorities
that determine where your nutritional intake and metabolic reserve are to be used. As we saw in
the example of scurvy above, the body will tear down tissue to meet its immediate nutrient needs when
the metabolic reserve has been depleted. One reason why the body is seemingly able to handle
nutritional abuse so well is that it is able to shuffle substances around. This allows the
body to keep the most vital organs functioning at the expense of the less important ones. This is
governed by your body's priority system. Less important tissues might include your teeth, or your
joints. You may experience problems in these areas as your body “borrows” needed nutrients to keep more
important organs, such as your brain, your heart, and your lungs, functioning properly. Various
peripheral symptoms indicate this process is occurring.
Degenerative, non-infectious diseases have been
increasing rapidly throughout this century, because our bodies are not being supplied with enough of
the nutrients they require. An arthritic joint isn't as life threatening as an unreliably functioning
heart, and so people may develop arthritis as their bodies assign priorities to the nutrients that are
in short supply.
This is why heart disease responds so spectacularly to
proper nutritional programs. The body assigns very high priority to cardiovascular functioning, and so
as soon as you begin supplying proper nutrients to the body, they are used where they are most
critically needed, and the heart problem is repaired very quickly.