It's ironic really. We pay Gestapo-like attention to the food we eat. We count fat grams with religious fervor. We tally calories with frenetic abandon. And yet we totally overlook the critical element that fuels our cells. We ignore the one ingredient that provides our body's energy. It never even occurs to us to think about the amount of oxygen we consume. Yet 70 percent of the body's wastes are processed through breathing. Dr. Lawrence Lamb, a former medical consultant to the President's Council on Physical Fitness, say it's odd that we spend all this time monitoring what we take into our bodies and then completely ignore what or how it comes out. We don't even consider that the problem may be how the body is actually working.
Look at it like this: If your car's not running right, you don't keep trying different types of gasoline, different brands of motor oil. You take it to a mechanic and tune it up. You work on the heart of the problem: the system that runs the gasoline and the oil.
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