One of the refrains heard repeated often in the world of traditional foods is ‘you are what you eat.’
Unfortunately, this is wrong.
You are not what you eat. You are what you ABSORB. You can pour all of the highest quality food into your body and if you can’t absorb it, it is being wasted. Depending on what your body isn’t absorbing, you can suffer a whole host of bad effects. I lost 2.5 inches off of my height when I was ill thanks to the inability to absorb multiple nutrients, including calcium and D3.
Gut health is critical. If you can’t absorb the nutrients you’re eating, you’re going to suffer. [Read more…] about You Are NOT What You Eat: Chicken Stock