Sissi Karz, Naturopath, Agios Nikolaos, Greece
There is an old saying that you are what you eat (and drink). This is obviously particularly true of those nutrients which the whole digestive system can metabolise.
If you see how mindlessly people eat nowadays – reading the newspaper over breakfast or eating while watching TV in the evening – and how often business lunches take place where participants’ heads are preoccupied more with business or the film than with the food, then it is no wonder that the body is not getting the vital nutrients it needs for regulated metabolism and to maintain health.
An extremely important factor connected with metabolic disorders is actually bad eating habits. People don't tend to chew much and insalivate nowadays. They prefer to have a sip of water, juice, milk, coffee or tea as they eat so that the food can be swallowed quicker. Many people today often don’t make time for the vital task of eating. As a result the entire masticatory ap...