What's the Difference Between Health and Disease? - Duke's Materia Tonica
June 3, 2019 00:04
The science of nutrients in food, along with constituents in herbs, spices, medicinal remedies, and dietary supplements, supports and promotes overall health, wellness, and well-being, and allows the body to heal, grow, develop, and reproduce. Specifically, physical health is the degree of functioning of various bodily structures, such as systems, organs, glands, tissues and fluids, like bone, muscle, liver tissue, and blood.
In contrast, a diagnosed disease or condition, by a medical health-care professional, is the cause of non-functionality in any structure of the body; as well as the condition or state of sickness or illness with the emotions and mind; and an infection causing sickness and illness by a virus or bacteria. When one has symptoms and test results, they may be diagnosed with a disease which will then require treatment and management by the medical health-care establishment.
A Witty Remark
Q: So what's the best way to prevent getting a disease?
A: Don't get a disease diagnosis from your doctor!
To make an important point, someone cannot self-diagnose, cannot self-treat, cannot self-manage, cannot self-medicate, and cannot self-prescribe, they must be diagnosed with a disease that must be treated and managed only by a health professional with prescribed drugs and procedures.
Food Biochemistry Works By Gene Expression
Foods and dietary supplements are consumed as nutrition, for increasing the density of nutrients, to support, maintain, and promote healthy performance and the healing of any tissue, gland and organ in the body. For example, although we may have an eye disease, consuming nutrients such as carotenoids and Vitamin A for eye health doesn't treat or manage the eye disease, instead carotenoids and Vitamin A work to promote healthy eye performance ‡.
Nutrients, spices, herbs, and dietary supplements work with the body by nutritional biochemistry and epigenetics; they do not substitute bodily functions like drugs.
Nutritional biochemistry is how the constituents that make up food and supplements, such as nutrients like amino acids, fats, vitamins, minerals and unique constituents, work to support and promote healthy performance of bodily systems, tissues, organs, and glands.
Epigenetics is the process of healthy gene expression of one's genetic DNA coding. Gene expression determines the functioning of the body. Genetic coding may be inherited to some degree, but it is also greatly affected by nutritional biochemistry which will activate DNA gene expression.
Conversely, drugs treat and manage conditions and diseases to substitute non-functionality in the body. Drugs don't promote health and healing and they don't activate gene expression, which are instead accomplished through nutritional biochemistry.
Anyone may easily choose foods and dietary supplements to move towards health and build up the body by supporting and promoting healthy functioning and performance and this may be done by focusing on how the various aspect of nutrition work.