By Nicholas Sieben, LAc
Through the process of metabolism we are continually recreating ourselves. The food we ingest, after undergoing a transformative process, becomes part of us. Protein becomes flesh, carbohydrates become energy, the chlorophyl of plants becomes blood. This is a magical, alchemical process occurring every day. It is necessary to sustain life.
Like the alchemical process utilized to transform lead into gold, our bodies use digestive "fire" to transform foreign substance into something that is precious to us: