Disease rates are rocketing to the moon, with no slowdown in sight, because we don’t know how our bodies work. Most of what we’ve been taught is wrong, and doctors, cornered by insurance companies into ten-minute office visits, simply don’t have time to offer instruction.

When it comes to keeping our bodies in working order, we’re pretty much on our own.

So let’s talk about one of the basics: Enzymes.

Simply speaking, enzymes are proteins that spur chemical reactions to completion.

Our bodies do all their work via enzyme action. Thousands of different enzymes make millions of chemical reactions possible, which, in turn, make life possible.

To make things work, we need protein. And, for best results, a little dab won’t do ya.

Since enzymes come from protein, what happens when our diets don’t supply enough protein? Our bodies nip what they need out of our muscles. Like most forms of cannibalism, this doesn’t end well. And protein from muscle doesn’t work as well as protein from diet.

But enzymes have things to do and places to go, so they hurry along through their appointed rounds–at least, as best they can.

One thing for sure, this whirlwind of activity means enzymes use up a lot of energy.

But if enzymes don’t get the nutrition they need, the gears slow down, grinding as they go. Sadly, we pretty much don’t have a clue what’s happening. All we know is we’re dragging. No energy, not much joy. But plenty of stress. And fatigue. Some days it feels as though we were born tired.

Vitamins and minerals nourish enzymes, giving them the oomph they need. Should you decide you want to leave fatigue behind and head for victory lane, the first pit stop you want to make is setting up a good vitamin/mineral program for yourself.

And then execute the plan. No matter how good it looks on paper, it’s not going to do you a lick of good if that’s as far as it gets.

Simply put, vitamins and minerals make the engine go. For instance, magnesium participates in more than 300 necessary enzyme actions every day, day in and day out, year after year. Almost all of us are deficient in magnesium, which may be why muscle aches and fatigue are such common complaints. Pumping up your magnesium to where it should be helps your enzymes do what they were born to do.

And magnesium just begins the list of things most of us need to pump up.

Helping your body’s enzyme interactions should take first place in any list of important things to do. Vitamins, minerals, et al provide the ticket to success.

In fact, research shows that nutrition is the single most important variable in good health. Read more about nutrition at http://TheVitaminMineralExpert.com.

Author's Bio: 

Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be one. She’s a patient who’s been studying health problems–and getting better results than her doctors–for more than 30 years. She offers an e-zine to share her knowledge with you–what’s good, what’s bad and what’s the difference. Discover how to improve your health and energy so you can take on life with enthusiasm by subscribing to her free, weekly e-zine at http://TooPoopedToParticipate.com