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"The amount of energy available to use depends upon the quality of the blood, lymph, nerves and energy pathways." "Whatever energy is absorbed from food is transferred only during the state of sleep." "The more we eat, the more exhausted and sleepy we become. Any energy we experience immediately after eating (such as sweets) is the expenditure of energy, not its accumulation."


Energy - How Acquired and Lost in the Body

The basic force and condition behind all activities of human life is the presence of energy. Energy is required for every aspect of existence - every act uses energy - thinking, feeling, walking, eating, drinking, dreaming, breathing etc. We are born with a reserve of energy stored in all cells, which needs to be steadily replenished with breathing at all times.
If breathing were to stop, death would ensue in a matter of minutes.

In hibernation or coma, breathing is greatly reduced because of reduced use of energy expenditure, as compared to ordinary function.
Suspended animation is a different type of condition, wherein some yogis using certain breathing techniques, are able to store enough oxygen in the cells to remain alive even though all bodily function has ceased, and to remain so for months at a time.

According to the teachings of Yoga philosophy, air which is inhaled, contains a subtle energy principle called "prana", which is the vital principle needed to sustain life.
My understanding of how this works (I'm not sure whether I have read this, or whether it came to me as a result of intuition) is as follows:

The universe is filled with energy and basically all matter is ultimately composed of energy and energy particles. Each atom contains a neutron, proton and electrons revolving among them. Electrons are electric particles, but physics has broken them down into even subtler electrical particles, which some call lifetrons etc.

Now, energy generally is undifferentiated, nevertheless possesses inherent intelligence - that is it can be used or transferred into energy doing special work - like electricity (a form of energy) can be used to turn motors, in telephones and electronics.
This cosmic and ever-present universal unspecialized energy, which permeates the universe enters into and goes through all life forms and matter in the universe. As this energy enters a form, say a tree for example, the tree according to its design, purpose, needs and genetic structure, absorbs and appropriates this generalized non-specified universal energy and adapts or converts it to its own needs. The same applies to every material form, from rocks, plants, fish, animals to humans.

The process of living and being alive in all organized vegetable and animal forms depends upon the precondition of having a certain basic highly organic life element - which may be called an indwelling spirit or soul - which is transmitted during the birth process.

The amount of energy available to use from moment to moment depends upon the quality of the blood, lymph, nerves and energy pathways (called meridians).

These in turn are dependant upon the presence of
  • (a.) all necessary substances in the body, such as minerals, trace elements, proteins, vitamins, fats, carbohydrates, etc. and
  • (b.) the correct amount of these, neither excessive or deficient.

    There need to be
  • (c.) sufficient clearness and purity of blood and lymph circulation free from obstruction, such as metabolic body toxins generated from activity, and foreign unusable chemicals introduced from without - such as tobacco, pollution, drugs, etc.

  • (d.) there must be sufficient rest and sleep, the indispensable and most important time wherein the body recharges itself with the eternal undifferentiated energy, as well as the energy contained in the food consumed earlier. Whatever energy is absorbed from food is transferred only during the state of sleep, never directly during the act of eating.

    If energy could be absorbed directly by the process of eating, then all we would have to do whenever we are tired is to eat, and the more food we eat the stronger we would become, thus making sleep unnecessary.
    But actually, the reverse is true.
    The more we eat, the more exhausted and sleepy we become. Any energy we experience immediately after eating (such as sweets), or the lift we get from drinking coffee, or the expression of strong emotions - is using our energy reserves, - and is the expenditure of energy, not its accumulation.

    Energy is always felt and experienced in its expenditure.
    Its accumulation is rarely felt, since this occurs during periods of rest and mostly during deep dreamless sleep, when the mind is inactive.

    Also read:   The Relation Between Energy And Feeling And Thought - for more about how energy is acquired and lost, and about how feelings are directly connected to the amount of energy in the body.

    Also read about how to save energy:
  • Food combining - Sequential Eating
  • Minimal Diet - example Luigi Cornaro
  • How Important is Diagnosis? - about  lack of energy as disease cause - about the enervation-toxemia cycle.

    Also read:   New Concepts in Nutrition, Health and Rapid Healing of Illness - about the energy principle in healing:
    "... all healing and regeneration is in ratio to the amount of energy which is available - the more energy, the more detoxicating healing ..."


    My First Water Fast
    I was startled by the statement that all colds, fevers and influenzas were nature's attempt to free the body of disease. I devised an experiment to test this - click here
    Fruit - Friend or Foe?
    He lived on nothing but grapes - By the 32nd day, his gum was bleeding - one of his teeth fell out. He exclaimed: My God, I am detoxicating my teeth - click here
    Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
    This initial letdown lasts about ten days, and is followed by an increase of strength, a feeling of diminishing stress and greater well-being. - click here
    How Diseases are Cured
    Dr. Shelton: - It is high time to learn about the causes of disease and of the "complications" that so frequently develop under regular care - click here
    The Time-factor in Recovery
    Dr. Shelton: - Why do we expect to get well in a hurry of a condition that requires a life-time for its development? - click here
    Sequential Eating
    Any quick digesting foods must wait till the slowest digesting foods leave the stomach - a process which can take up to 6 or 8 hours. - click here
    How Important is Diagnosis?
    Once the truth of how to live is understood, the process of illness can be reversed more or less painlessly by intelligent living - click here
    How to Live 100 Years
    If you follow a minimal diet you can achieve super nutrition. Let's look at Luigi Cornaro, who at age 35 was weak, sick, and dying - click here


    How to Solve Problems
    The following method, ancient in its origin, has been practiced by several civilizations dating back for thousands of years. - click here
    Causes of Addiction to Habits
    The key which unlocks the mystery of why most habits are difficult to break lies in the understanding of the stimulation and depression mechanism. - click here
    How to Overcome Temptations
    The very moment an undesirable craving has entered your consciousness, DON'T struggle with it. Absolutely REFUSE to consider its existence - click here
    Attentive Eating
    A subject which can radically change a person's life in all of its aspects - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. - Attentive eating. - click here
    Energy in the Body
    The lift we get from drinking coffee, or the expression of strong emotions - is the expenditure of energy, not its accumulation - click here
    Energy, Feeling and Thought
    The person who feels depressed or negative most of the time is low on the energy level scale and needs to increase rest and sleep - click here
    The Energy Principle in Healing - New Concepts
    All healing and regeneration is in ratio to the amount of energy which is available - the more energy, the more detoxicating healing - click here


    The Ten Health Commandments
    Thou shalt lift thyself up through obedience to all of Nature's laws, and help thy brother to attain the same. click here
    The Truth Behind All Religion
    God is not punishing us with illness and disease. Our suffering is due to our ignorance of food's relation to health and happiness. click here
    Practicing with Certainty
    People who are told they have emotional problems are suffering from thinking problems. Their emotions are working fine. click here
    Vivekananda: Man's True Spiritual Nature
    Let positive, strong, helpful thought enter into their brains from very childhood. Lay yourselves open to these thoughts, and not to weakening and paralysing ones. click here


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