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The Art of Chewing


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How many times should one chew their food?

The answer to that is as easy as chewing cud.

You chew your food until the food in your mouth is made liquid!

This is the first requirement necessary to restore and increase your metabolic rate.

Producing saliva in your mouth is like turning on the first light switch in a very big house.

Understand this…

The body can only metabolise foods that are in a liquid state.

If the foods you eat are not in a liquid state when you swallow them, the whole process of digestion is hindered from the very beginning.

Even liquids you consume (like your green smoothies) need first to be activated by the first of the digestive fires, your mouth saliva.

Not so much to break up the solids as they’re already chopped up, but the act chewing activates the secretions of saliva in the mouth called ptyalin and that saliva is mixed with your smoothy so your body can digest the goodies.

There’s a very old and very true saying…

That states, “It’s not what you eat, its what you absorb!”

The physical act of chewing stimulates energy pathways (meridians) that are situated around your temporomandibular joint (your jaw bone), which are related to your first organ of digestion… your stomach.

From Stomach 1 (ST1) to Stomach 8 (ST*), when you chew, the action of your jaw muscles and your tongue promotes the production of saliva in your mouth.

Mouth saliva is the start of the digestive process that when combined with the other three organs of digestion your stomach, liver/gall and pancreas, make up what is known as the four digestive saliva’s.

Every organ of digestion within the human body produces its own individual saliva but the whole process can be and is hindered, if in the very first instance the first digestive saliva (the saliva produced in the mouth) is not activated/turned on!

Even the absorption of water requires it to be first impregnated with mouth saliva.

That’s why for maximum absorption when you drink a glass of water you keep your jaw closed and draw the water through your teeth.

As soon as you start to swallow with your teeth closed your mouth will make saliva.

Try it! Close your teeth and swallow and feel your mouth secrete saliva from your bottom jaw bone and under your tongue.

It’s a beautiful system that is so simple and so misunderstood that if not adhered to can create problems within all the organs of digestion.

So in a nut-shell, when you eat food…


If the food your putting in your body cannot be made liquid, DO NOT EAT IT!

The human intestine can be longer than 6 metres (20 feet).

That’s a long way for something that isn’t liquid to go through.

Over time things are going to get stuck!

Build that up over years!

You get the picture…

Chew your food!

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