Our bodies are made up of nutrients. In fact, 96% of the human body is made up of only four atoms – carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen which make up protein. With the addition of macro- and micronutrients (4%) from our food, we are able to turn these four atoms into 100 trillion cells.
How does this occur? With its proteins – 13,000 enzymes to make one human cell. Each cell requires 45 specific substances taken into the body orally (water, lipids, carbohydrates, proteins,vitamins and minerals). Each cell requires an additional 20,000 enzymes in order to use these essential substances in producing 100 million chemicals each second.
These millions of cells form into tissues, the tissues form into organs, then the organs work together to form our 11 bodily systems. The result is one complete human being.
The number one priority of each and every cell in the body is therefore to acquire the nutrients that will support its structure and function. And in order to acquire nutrients, we must have a fully functioning digestive system.