Edgar Cayce Health Database
Assimilation refers to the
body's ability to incorporate vital substances from the environment.
Eating, drinking and breathing bring needed materials into the body.
Assimilation means that the body can take from these raw materials
the specific ingredients needed by the body. Of course digestion
is essential for assimilation but is not necessarily synonymous with
it. Food can be digested in the stomach but not absorbed properly
into the blood and lymph as it makes its way through the intestines.