Colorful carbohydrates are bound up in the colorful fruits and vegetables that grow around the world. They are plants whose importance to life can never be overstated.
The air we breathe and the foods we eat are the products of plants.
Without plants the human miracle of life is aborted. So when looking for god, a good place to start is plants.
Carbohydrates are categorized into groups based on the predominant pigment they contain. There are many other phytochemicals bound up with the food’s polysaccharide core that are also advantageous to health. Their names and chemistries are provided, not because they need to be memorized and kept in the brain’s RAM and retrievable with thought. No it is included in order to demonstrate that there is a reason why plants are beneficial to health and why foods are more than good tasting.
Red, Blue and Green foods reflect the totality of the library of compounds they contain, not the solitary and isolated investigated by pharmaceutical science. This statement pretty much sums up the difference between botanical and pharmaceutical medicine.
This library concept explains the complicated chemistry that rules bioactivity. In essence, it is Nature’s RAID array. Simultaneously backing up its active molecules with alternative ones, protecting the plant from erasure and mutation. These molecules and the structures they bind with are biological equivalents of data. Within this data, are certain sequences that lead to one effect while a different sequence leadss to another.
The relative amounts of binding that takes place between the alternative and the primary compounds determines the magnitude of the effect. Balance between these chemical entities provides moderation.
Pharmaceutical isolates have a much more powerful effect because drugs enjoy a lack of oppositional bindings. Nature showered the planet with an enormous variety of plants. Those plants that provide colorful and complex carbohydrates are described in this book. Each one contains a unique group of phytonutrients complexed to polysaccharide chains. Once extracted from the food, either through the process of digestion or in an already bioavailable form as a dietary supplement, the de-complexed compounds are needed by the body to function. The process of refining food, removes those nutrients.
The polysaccharide chains provide fuel while the phytonutrients act as preventive agents to neutralize harmful agents and repress the body’s response to inflammation. So not only do colorful foods best meet the energy needs of people who are active, but the variety of antioxidants (flavonoids, polyphenols) healthy fats (omega-3s), and host of natural anti-inflammatory foods (turmeric, ginger, garlic) are essential to recovery. This formula therefore doubles as a non-pharmaceutical strategy to manage the pain and inflammation that follows exercise and as a preventive strategy against arthritis. The earlier this strategy is implemented, the stronger the benefit.
One of the contributions I hope to make with this website is to demystify the science behind medicine, especially its drugs. I therfore include the pharmacology of drugs and the mechanisms they follow in the description of them.
Drugs are single, isolated, solitary compounds derived from plants. Botanicals on the other hand, are the libraries of those compounds. Multiple versions of the same compound. Multiple versions provide stability and safety to botanicals. These cures are far less powerful than drugs because drugs consist of one active agent. Drugs possess power, uniformity and strength. They also produce serious side effects.