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The Older Any Engine Gets, The More It Needs Looking After: The Human Engine Is No Different

Apr 01, 2024 02:17PM ● By Dr. Rodger ND, MBS
The bulk of the typical everyday diet is dead food; it has no nutritional benefits to the body.  In fact, humans are the only creatures on God’s earth who see fit to alter food before we eat it, killing the enzymes and many of the nutrients in the process. The food we buy at the supermarket has already had the life processed out of it, we ensure its “deadness” by the way we prepare it for the table. We bake, barbecue, broil, char, fricassee, fry, microwave, sauté, scald, simmer, stew, toast, or otherwise kill the live enzymes in most of our food before we invest our bodies with it. What kind of investment we make in our bodies is determined by the quality of the food we take in. Over an extended period of time, the returns of bad food investments leave our health accounts bankrupt. The body has an amazing ability to sustain life even on the “junkiest” of diets. However, simply sustaining life is a far cry from producing vibrant health, and the older we get the more we need to invest in our human engine, our immune system.

Like any fighting force, the immune system army marches onwards and forward strongly based on the quality of the food it has been given. Healthy immune system warriors need good, REAL nutritional food. Organic food, fruits, vegetables, and foods that provide vitamins, minerals, proteins, good fats, and fiber are important to the overall health of the individual. The majority of carbs should come from complex carbohydrates (starches) and naturally occurring sugars, rather than processed or refined sugars, which do not have the vitamins or minerals that we need.  Refined sugars are often called "empty calorie food" because they have little to no nutritional value. If you’re going to eat meat, make sure it’s grass-fed beef, free-range or pasture-raised chickens, and wild-caught fish all cooked at a temperature below 120 degrees, so as not to kill the enzymes. Scientists have long recognized that people who live in poverty and are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases. Being lazy with your diet also fits into this category.


Real food is the best way to improve your immune system. If you do not like vegetables or you are not a fruit eater, then try fruit and vegetable smoothies. You need to supplement your diet, as you cannot get your everyday requirements from your everyday food even if you are organic. Today’s soil has been farmed for hundreds of years; it does not have the minerals in it today as it did in the past. Most Americans are mineral deficient. You need to supplement your diet daily.

If we are improving our immune system by eating properly, supplementing correctly, and exercising, we allow ourselves to live a longer sick-free healthier life. Investing in your health by eating correctly, supplementing, and exercising all of which cost you more money and precious time, understand your health is an investment not an expense.

Have a great month!

Dr. D Rodger ND, MBA