Micronutrients including vitamins minerals and trace elements are key components and for the billions of chemical reactions in our body. A few examples of activities that require various micronutrients include digestion, brain activity, liver detoxification, proper immune and thyroid function and normal Neuromuscular function. Not only do you need these systems working normally, we need fuel to run these systems. The fuel needed comes from little engines in our cells called the mitochondria
These little engines-the mitochondria rely on macro and micronutrients to make the fuel for almost all the activities in your body. These macro and micronutrients come from the food you eat and the effectiveness of your digestion.
Most of these nutrients come from fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables, meats and starches. Processed foods from the Standard American Diet are low or depleted of these very important nutrients.
If this depletion is left unchecked, there is increased susceptibility to chronic disease.
Homeostasis-defined by physiologists to mean maintenance of static or constant conditions in the internal environment. Essentially all the cells, tissues and organs of the body perform functions that help to maintain these conditions. To maintain homeostasis we need to maintain our physiologic resilience and our metabolic reserve