If you’re a homo sapiens, here’s one example you might find interesting.
(And by the way…if you’re reading this, you fall into this category. At least if you’re willing to go along with the people who came up with the species labels.)
Anyway…back to the reason why I brought it up.
It’s an amino acid that your body makes. And it uses another amino acid, methionine, to make it. But where does your body get methionine? Well, I read an article that said your body gets it from foods rich in protein. And they gave examples like sunflower seeds, eggs, and fish. But, for many, grass-fed beef is much better.
But…back to your insides. (ew…guts)
Deep down in your blood, Homocysteine is supposed to get converted into S-adenosyl (SAM-e) and glutathione. And they both promote good health. SAM-e can help prevent depression, arthritis, and even liver damage. And glutathione can help slow down your aging process. Because it’s a great antioxidant and detoxifier.
So, when your body is working efficiently, it does a good job of homocysteine conversion. Trouble is, most American diets don’t provide enough of the necessary nutrients for your body to do that. And those nutrients include folate, certain B vitamins, zinc, trimethylglycine, and magnesium.
Are you getting plenty of those?
Yeah, you don’t know, do you?
And what you don’t know could be hurting you more than you know. Like free radical oxidation that makes you age faster. Yikes! Or damage to the cholesterol inside your arteries. And that’s like running your car with bad oil or no oil. Damage is inevitable.
High homocysteine levels increase pain and inflammation. And we’re talkin’ about aching joints, dysfunctional nerves, and broken down arteries. None of those sound like any fun, right?
And here’s something of particular interest this year…
High levels of homocysteine can make your immune system weaker. Whoa! You certainly don’t want that with all this extra virus stuff floating around the world. But too much homocysteine basically means your body has less glutathione. And that means fewer antioxidants. And that means your immune system will have to work overtime, which it can’t do well for a long time.
But think about the little bit of information I just shared about what’s going on inside your body. Lots of processes and conversions. And I’ve only mentioned a few. There are so many others going on it boggles my mind how anyone could still think the homo sapiens design is an interesting result of time and chance.
How in the world could humans have evolved without an immune system in place from the very start? It couldn’t have evolved. And it’s silly, blind faith to believe otherwise.
You and I were designed by a thoughtful, living, loving Creator. The God who not only made us but also knows what our bodies need to be able to fight diseases and withstand the elements. It’s brilliantly simple.
For example, what if you find out your homocysteine is high? What can you do? OK, get ready, because this is gonna get complicated.
Eat a diet rich in healthy fats and oils. Get high quality proteins and vegetables. And do what you need to in order to reduce harmful stress in your life. You can also take some other precautions. Like, you can reduce your alcohol intake. And be aware of what’s in your coffee and how much you’re drinking. And don’t smoke.
So…it’s all so impossible. Right? Yeah, hardly.
Your Designer made it easy to maintain your complex systems. Eat better. And move around.
And remember, when you don’t live so well,
Your Creator put backups in place.
So, whether arteries shrink up or swell,
It’s not the end of the human race.
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